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Posted on 02/28/2010 9:25:45 AM PST by John Leland 1789
Words Eye View February 26, 2010
By Dr. Greg Dixon, Pastor Emeritus Indianapolis Baptist Temple
Missionary Providentially Protected From Earthquake Gets Food to Her Relatives in Haiti
Wannicka Fox (31) [Native of Haiti; wife of U.S. missionary], flew out of Albuquerque, NM Tuesday evening January 12, expecting to arrive in Port-au-Prince the next day after a stop over in Ft. Lauderdale. She didnt realize until her friends met her in Florida, that if she had left a day earlier, she might have never seen her missionary husband David and their six children again, because she could have very well been one of the 200,000 killed in the 7.0 earthquake that hit her native land on the very day she was scheduled to arrive.
Wannicka and her family had been on furlough in the states for about one year after spending a grueling 12 years in Haiti in which she had helped her husband David found the Bristout Baptist Church, in a suburb of Port-au-Prince, and saw it grow to an attendance of over 100 before they turned it over to their native pastor C J Evrard. Wannicka was looking forward to spending a couple of weeks with her parents, siblings and church folks.
Following are recent interviews that I conducted with Wannicka and David.
GD (Dr. Greg Dixon) When did you fly from Ft. Lauderdale on to Santo Domingo the Capitol of the Dominican Republic?
Wannicka January 20.
GD How far is it to the Haitian border from there?
Wannicka Seven hours.
GD How did you get from the airport?
Wannicka My uncle and cousin took me, I let him know I was coming I spent a night with them. They have cell phones so I was able to call them.
GD Do they live there?
Wannicka My cousin lives there but my uncle was visiting in Santo Domingo.
GD He missed the earthquake then?
Wannicka Yes. They dont have any problem getting into Haiti from Santo Domingo he has a visa and passport and can go back and forth if you are legal there is no problem.
GD So then what did you do did they have a car?
Wannicka No, they didnt have a car. We rented a taxi and a top-top (a small pick-up with a top) they met me at the airport we went to their house got up early we got a lot of supplies and my uncle and cousin and a driver drove me to the border.
GD What kind of supplies did you take?
Wannicka Rice, beans, juice, water, soap, toothpaste, medicine diarrhea medicine, Tylenol, medicine for wounds, I brought a lot of medicine from the states.
GD How much did you pay?
Wannicka $1,000 to buy the stuff in the Dominican.
GD If you had bought the supplies in the US how much would it have cost you?
Wannicka I dont know
GD Im sure that it would have been prohibitive. How did you get it across the border?
Wannicka They drove to the border with the two vehicles they have a Haitian passport and visas. Pastor C J met us at the border and drove us to Port-au-Prince.
We took everything to my mothers house. Food rice and beans fish, tomato paste, canned and powdered milk, juice anything to keep them strong.
GD Were any of your people killed in the quake?
Wannicka No, none of them were killed from the quake. My cousins house fell on her and her son. They were taken to hospital she is fine. One of my Brothersin-law was shot two days later he was downtown not sure why he was killed everyone else is fine.
GD What are the living conditions of your family?
Wannicka They are sleeping outside because of the aftershocks I was sleeping outside too. All of the cooking is done outside. They only have three rooms for the entire family, no running water. No electricity. But they are just thankful to be alive.
GD Tell us about the church you and your husband founded.
Wannicka Pastor C Js family and church were fine they were sleeping inside the buildings. One church member a young college student was missing they never found her body Analita is her name she has never been found.
GD How long did you stay?
Wannicka I stayed for one week I had stayed one week in Florida and one week in Haiti and I wanted to get back to my children and my husband.
GD Do you know how the Ministry of Cults is doing? Was it destroyed? (This is the government agency that registers all religion in Haiti but the Foxs ministry is not a registered ministry.)
Wannicka No, I dont have any information it was hard for me to go out and walk around it wasnt the same Haiti everything was destroyed I started crying it was so sad to me so I didnt make it to many places it was too hard.
GD What do you think God is doing through the earthquake?
Wannicka People are asking why did it happen? Every year something happens to Haiti. I think God wants people to know He is God.
It is hard for me to explain in English. In December of 2009, it started to happen that people would go out for a walk and they would disappear; and then later they would find their body later with the heart missing we think the hearts were used in voodoo services it is so sad so sad watching all that has been happening since Haiti was given to the devil - many of them arent saved and they dont know the Lord.
GD Do you have any information on the orphanages or hospitals?
Wannicka There was one orphanage they are all safe. Some Americans from the U.S. wanted us to take the children to the US. The government didnt want them to go because they are the future of Haiti. I think they want to leave them there in Haiti to serve the Lord and keep Haiti going, from what the head of the orphanage indicated. The orphanage is doing ok structurally and no one was injured.
GD When you were in Ft. Lauderdale, why didnt you just go back to Albuquerque?
Wannicka It is my country and my people I couldnt sit in the comfort and pleasure of the US and not get supplies and food together to take to my people. I couldnt get in touch with anyone for awhile finally got in touch with them. They asked to do something they were sleeping outside needed water and food I couldnt stay home and not doing anything took food down to feed my family.
GD Have you seen any evidence of a spiritual awakening from this tragedy?
Wannicka We have one church in the town of Luly with Pastor Wilner - we had like over 150 saved after the earthquake.
GD Can you tell us of any other spiritual blessings from the Lord that has come out of this?
Wannicka I think everyone has been so kind to Haiti we are seeing many people getting saved it is a miracle to most of them to still be alive . Luly was a hard place - we have been down there they thought that they didnt need to listen to the gospel they could take care of themselves they didnt need God. After the earthquake they were the ones that came its amazing to see how many people came old people, teenagers, all ages came to be saved I dont know how to explain all of that.
David Fox (40) Interview
GD David, please give us a brief overview of yourself.
David Thank you, Dr. Dixon. I am from Crittenden, Kentucky where I was converted to Christ and baptized in a Baptist church. As you will remember, I came to Indianapolis and enrolled and graduated in1991 from Temple Baptist College, which you founded when Pastor of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple. While there God called me to be a missionary to Haiti. I sold everything in 1996 and followed His leading and went to that country to preach the gospel of Christ.
GD With Wannickas help, you founded the Baptist Church of Bristout which is a suburb of Port-au-Prince, which presently has an attendance of more than 100 each Sunday as I understand.
David Yes, thats correct. I have now turned the church over to our very capable native pastor C J Evrard and when I go back I plan to go to the country to minister to the people there.
GD Its a miracle that the Bristout church building is still standing, right?
David Absolutely, there was no damage except for the security walls around it that fell. Out of all of the church family, there was one fatality, one young lady in her twenties. The Church of Luly No one was killed they are approximately 25 miles away.
GD David, explain the problem in getting the aid to the people of Haiti.
David The problem is very complex. For instance a lot of aid has been given, but not given to the right people. The Bristout church allowed the building to be used for storage by one of the large organizations, but the next morning it had been stolen by banditios to sell it on the black market.
Its best to give aid through a missionary thats over there because much of the aid thats going into Haiti is ending up on the black market.
GD You are planning on going into Haiti soon with supplies?
David Yes, soon. I am going to try and get help to those who are not getting the help.
GD What will you take on the plane when you go?
David I will take tents, flashlights, clothes, money. Some of the markets are open. Its best to just buy things there.
GD Obviously your aid for the people there will be an on going project. Where can people send gifts to you for this relief effort for Haiti?
For you that would like to send a gift for Haiti relief and know that it will be personally supervised by Missionary David Fox, send your gift by check or money order to David Fox. In the memo put: Haiti Relief.
Address: Rev. David Fox P. O. Box 2058 Santa Cruz, NM 87567
E mail address is: email@example.com
Why thank you for this post very much!
Will be posting it to some other threads today..
Message of God’s protective care for His Own even, especially in the midst of horrible events like this Earthquake in Haiti and the one yesterday in Chile!
He is Our Hiding Place and when we Belong to Him, He will shield and protect us - no matter what else is going on or appears to be going on!
Thank you again.
Thank you very much for posting this. What a tragedy...