New Orleans, La. – Pastor Raphael had been to Haiti before, working with the Baptist Church there to distribute food. Two weeks after the January 12th 7-point-0 earthquake struck the impoverished nation, he returned.
He was assisted during his mission by Nicolas Ricardo, a Haitian he'd met on earlier visits. Ricardo, who returned to New Orleans with Pastor Raphael, described the carnage left immediately after the quake.
Ricardo managed to retrieve only his passport.
Pastor Raphael said he handed out food and water to people left homeless - and the supplies he managed to get in through Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
He and Ricardo will be returning to Haiti at the end of next month with supplies to help house and care for the people who lost everything.