President Kessa signed grant documents and received $30,000 in emergency aid. He also recieved some material goods including a laptop.
President Kessa expressed his heartfelt thanks to the LCMS for sending people and emergency aid. He said that while we may not understand why the earthquake hit Haiti, the Lord will work a blessing from this. He said now is the time to preach the Gospel to people in need as we care for their bodies, for the Lord has given us both a body and a soul. President Kessa said, "It is a blessing that you are here."
More aid is needed. Please see the LCMS website for more info. More to be reported later.