// Tim DeTellis
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti as a category 4 massive storm.
Your prayers mattered! Thankfully, we did not experience any loss of life at our New Missions churches and schools. Our greatest concern was flooding from the Momance River in Brache—which came very close to breaking its banks.
Charlie and Rachel DeTellis, along with their son, Nathan, were in Haiti and based at our high school campus in Signeau during the storm, because it sits at a higher elevation. Charlie called me about every three hours with updates. Our first concern was for safety. Repairs and cleanup are still taking place on several of our campuses.
The first full day after the storm hit, village paths turned into rivers. Families eventually began to clean up the mess. Our pastors and school directors at each New Missions Christian Academy campus evaluated their buildings so we could reopen schools as soon as possible. To the glory of God, we resumed classes on October 10, 2016.
Thank you for standing with us as we faithfully serve the people of Haiti. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 ~Tim DeTellis