Two Missionaries From Wisconsin Church Found Safe After Haiti Quake

| January 13, 2010

Two missionaries affiliated with a Wisconsin church who had been out of contact following the devastating earthquake in Haiti have been found safe, has learned.

Betty and Huguener Bastia, pastors of the Calvary Chapel of Caneille in Haiti, had last been seen Tuesday afternoon in Port-au-Prince, where they traveled from rural Caneille to celebrate their wedding anniversary, said Lane Gibson, associate pastor of Calvary Chapel in Appleton, Wis.

Mary Danielson, a secretary for the Wisconsin church, said the Bastias e-mailed church officials Wednesday afternoon indicating they were unharmed.

"We were in [Port-au-Prince] during the earthquake but My wife Betty and I are safe and we are back home," Bastia wrote in an e-mail obtained by "We will provide more details later. God is good, Bastia."

Gibson said Betty Bastia has been associated with the Wisconsin church for more than 20 years. He said she and her husband married in 2001, and they have been living in Caneille, a rural area of Haiti that has no electricity or running water.

"Their unique blending of cultures is an asset in ministering to the needs of the Haitian people," according to the Haitian chapel's Web site.,2933,582965,00.html

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