Hurricane Matthew was a Category 4 storm that caused significant loss of life and property along Haiti’s Tiburon Peninsula. We pray for the lives that were lost and the families that mourn them. The communities most significantly impacted were rural and it is estimated around 200,000 homes were destroyed as well as crops, roadways, and more. Due to widespread damage and the scarcity of resources, Haiti is still in the emergency phase of response. Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) are working with the Methodist Church of Haiti (EMH) to develop a response plan. UMCOR has provided, to-date, $85,000 to EMH for much needed food, water, and supplies, and more grants are forthcoming for future response. Many teams will be needed to assist with EMH’s response, however, they need time to develop an effective response plan. Please be in prayer for EMH and the people of Haiti as they discern the best way to move forward. As plans for mission teams become available, they will be shared via our Woven Together Newsletter, which you can sign up for on our website, and your local Conference Coordinators. In the meantime, please continue to provide your prayerful support and donations to UMCOR’s International Disaster Response fund. Thank you for your continued prayers and support, and for your desire to serve the people of Haiti in the wake of this disaster.