Sep
23

Pray for Haiti’s Dire Situation

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Ever since I graduated as an undergrad in 1978, I have sponsored a child through Compassion International.

My Compassion child in Haitie, Marie Michel, Haiti, age 9

Marie Michel, Haiti, age 9

I am now on my fifth child, Marie Michel, who is now 9 years old.

(I had the privilege of meeting my then-current child in Haiti in 1990. It was an unforgettable experience. It broke my heart to witness firsthand the poverty of the people, and to see that my child was sick. Yet, the courage and commitment of the Compassion workers totally inspired me. THEY were not depressed like I was by the circumstances.)

I just got the following update from Compassion, and ask that you would pray along with me and others for this desperate situation.  (If you feel led, please also give to the relief fund.) We need God to shine His light of mercy here!

 

What to pray for Marie Michel

What to pray for Marie Michel

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Haiti as they face a dire situation. Fuel subsidies have ended and caused major price increases. Many are protesting this in Haiti’s major cities, leading to violence, looting and blocked streets. Street blockages are causing banks and business to close — and preventing water and basic necessities from reaching those who need them most. As the situation worsens, families are forced to shelter in their homes to avoid the increasing violence. This grim situation follows a year of painful events for the people of Haiti, including a devastating earthquake and intense inflation.

Over half of Compassion’s Frontline Church Partners in Haiti are in areas reporting unrest. To keep children and staff safe, programing is paused, and staff members are reaching out to children and families over the phone to assist in any way they can. We hope to get children back into child development centers as soon as it is safe.

I know that hearing about the unrest and shortages in Haiti may weigh heavily on your heart. Would you join us in prayer? We ask you to pray with us for:

  • Protection for children and families living in areas of unrest.

  • Quick aid, including water, to be delivered to those who need it most.

  • Safety for Compassion staff as they assess and help.

Thank you for your commitment to praying for and ministering to children in poverty.

In Christ,
Steven Marble
Senior Director, Supporter Care
Compassion International

P.S. Will you prayerfully consider giving to the Disaster Relief Fund to help children and families in Haiti during this difficult time?

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