From Jean Dorlus, President of STEP Seminary in Haiti:
You probably have heard of the powerful earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday evening. My family (Barbara, Kendall and Kourtney) is safe.
The damage done is beyond description, it is just horrific. No one can be sure yet to the exact number of victims but the estimate from some of the international organizations working in the country is in the hundreds of thousands of people dead.
As for the seminary campus, many students, staff, faculty, and I were in the main academic building when major parts of it collapsed. Miraculously a lot of us were able to get out, those who were trapped in the building were rescued except for two that are not accounted for. The damage done to the building is beyond repair. We have a lot of dead and injured people very close by in the neighborhood around the campus area. As I went home last night to check on my family, the lost was so great in the areas that I stopped counting bodies.
We are as well as most haitians are sleeping outside because of the severe aftershocks that continue and the cracks done to some of the homes. PLease pray for us, as we find out what to do and how to go forward.
The Internet connection is not working properly and the phone lines are down, but as I find more information I will communicate them to you all.
President of STEP Seminary”
Faith Bible Church in Edmond, OKLA is requesting relief funding for the seminary, its faculty and students.
Here is the message:
“I am requesting gifts to this fund to provide humanitarian aid for our faculty and staff and their families at STEP Seminary. I have not received any updates to earlier emails, but there has been substantial damage on the campus, with the collapse of several buildings, injuries and possible deaths. These gifts will be used to provide for the basic needs of our people to include medical care, food, water, housing, clothing and transportation if required. These funds will be managed and disbursed by the management team of the seminary, under the leadership of Dr. Jean Dorlus. You may make gifts through Faith Bible Church by marking in the memo section of your check – STEP Relief. If you have any questions, you may contact me at  562-4332. Thank you and please keep Haiti in your prayers.
Faith Bible Church
600 North Coltrane Road
Edmond, OK 73034-6675