Story: Philadelphia Inquirer January 16, 2010
A church trip turned hectic as quake hit
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - The 20 church members arrived in Port-au-Prince at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, heading for the remote mountain village of Thoman, where they planned to spend three days providing food and medical treatment to poor residents.
They were riding in small buses along narrow roads when rocks and boulders began falling into the roadway and rolling dirt covered the valley.
"We knew we were there on a divine mission," Pastor Darrell Armstrong said during a news conference yesterday at Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville upon the group's arrival home, "but we did not expect to arrive during one of the most cataclysmic events in the island's history." For more of this story click here.