Monday, February 1, 2010
Tent City is Open
The process of evacuating the homeless church members in PAP into the newly created tent city continues. Over the past week a tremendous work has been accomplished through the members of CCPAP. Ruble from the collapsed buildings around the hospital have been removed. Toilets have been installed. A make shift kitchen was built. Plumbing and electricity has been run throughout the large area where people will call home for the next several months. Even supplies for a clinic to treat people in the tent city as well as those in the surrounding community are being collected.
Ten tents were provided by the team who came down from CC in the City - Boston. An additional 20 tents from CC Melbourne were scheduled for arrival today through the MFI airport. CC Old Bridge is pledging an additional 20 tents that we hope will arrive by next week. In addition, CC Delta, PA, has generously provided the transport and partial funding of food for the tent city via their missions organization in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
The tent city is critical at this point as it is unsafe and unhealthy for people to continue to live on the streets without sanitation and access to clean water and food. Already, many Bible studies are happening each day at the tent city. Please pray for the unity and encouragement of the believers in PAP.