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Operation Lock Down Haiti
February 2019
Over the past few days many of you have been asking what is going on with the crisis in Haiti. Over 1,000,000
protesters in the streets looting, are burning tires, making roadblocks, schools and most all businesses are
closed and it is called “Operation Lock Down Haiti.” Ninety percent of the missionaries have left, and we don’t
know just when we can return.

Let me say first that to clue you in to all of the reasons for this would take many pages and I know you don’t have
time for that! It began in July of 2018, but escalated to another level on February 7th, 2019.

This is now the 10th day of extreme violence…the goal of which is to shut down all aspects of Haitian life,
political, social, economic, educational, and even medical. Most primary roads in and out of cities have been
barricaded with boulders or burning tires, littered with rocks which have been thrown at vehicles, the
headquarters for the television station was set on fire with many cars burned, and 78 prisoners escaped from a
prison in south Haiti!

This all has spread throughout the entire country, not just Port au Prince.
The Haitian Gourde, which had already been depreciated to $1 USD=65 gourdes dropped drastically to $1
USD=87 gourdes within a week. The extreme scarcity of food and water has Haitians out with rocks in pans,
exclaiming how tired they are of being hungry and needing help. Fuel for generators and vehicles is
practically nonexistent. Most of the country depends on generators, which are much more dependable than
the Haitian electrical provider.
(FYI: Eldon and I lived for 10 years out of an ice chest in the kitchen.
We had a nice refrigerator, but no electricity to run it 24-7 when we finally got a generator!)

Last night President Moise spoke for the first time since the start of Operation Lock Down, in which he
claimed support of the international community while appealing to the opposition parties to dialogue with him.
He made it clear he WILL NOT RESIGN and hand over control of the country to what he considers gangs
and drug lords. In the aftermath of President Moise’s speech increased demonstrations and outbursts of
violence are expected. Within an hour the U.S. changed its travel advisory to Level 4, DO NOT TRAVEL, the
highest travel advisory.

Psalm 91 is now, and always has been the chapter that Eldon and I have depended on for nearly 36 years of
living in Haiti, and there have been countless times that our lives have been miraculously spared. Thank you
for praying for us and for Haiti at this difficult time.

Special thanks to Haiti Collective News for much of this information.


Eldon & Donna Bryce