1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
With these words from the Psalmist , the members of the Episcopal parish of St Marc, Jeannette and I greet you in the precious name of Jesus .
Dear members of the Haiti Project’s steering committee and members of the different dioceses and churches part of this partnership,
It’s been 4 months since the Coronavirus emerged and began panicking many countries, killing many of our brothers and sisters all across the globe. It is also affecting the spiritual lives of people all over the planet. The USA particularly is about to face difficult times; in our country, Haiti, some cases of people affected by this cruel virus have been found. It’s really sad to hear and to watch the disaster caused by this virus, here and all over the world. We don’t have to lose hope because the Lord will act in our favor; He will keep us safe. In the meantime we’ll observe the government’s directions about limiting our social gatherings and good hygiene practices.
While it’s true that the doors of the churches are closed, the heaven’s are open and God hears our prayers. It’s true that we can’t come together to share our love however, our friendship doesn’t have a limit. In spite of the difficulties, the medical team came to Haiti and worked at the clinic, this is a great proof of love. It’s that same love that urges me to write to you even though we have the same preoccupations during the passage of the virus.
As wise people often say, “ It’s in the difficulty we know who are our real friends are”, I can’t help but share these words of encouragement with you. My brothers and sisters, part of the Haiti Project and the different dioceses, I want to remind you that we are living a difficult period and there might be some more difficult times ahead, but we need to stay firm and put our trust in God more and more. The crisis we see today will not last forever. One day Jesus will establish his reign upon the Earth, on that day we will sing the doxology together:
“ Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost”
Peace be with you and peace and healing to world 🌎.
Fr. Jean Moïse Dorceus,
Priest in charge of St. Marc’s Parish,