As Hurricane Matthew bore down on Haiti in October 2016, labour pains were bearing down on Seurette, wife of pastor Jean Mario Marelin. Without the assistance of a midwife, she safely delivered her baby despite the damage the house was taking on during the birth.
Pastor Bertrand, bishop of Assemblée de la Grâce a partner in mission of Franconia Mennonite Conference, reported on the family a few months later:
I saw them recently. The baby girl had the flu but the mother was well. They have partially reconstructed their house. Seurette and Jean Mario Marelin live in a small house with their seven children. The house is really too small for their large family, but they do not have the money to enlarge it. They are grateful for any help. Praise God for his care for this family.