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Father, we ask for You to cover Haiti with Your wings of protection. Bring healing and relief to the people of this nation. We ask that Your glory and light will shine in Haiti.

As the death toll rises across Haiti following Saturday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake, volunteers with Christian humanitarian organizations like World Vision, Convoy of Hope, and Operation Blessing are working tirelessly to provide physical, emotional and spiritual aid to those suffering.

“The earthquake hit Haiti pretty badly. World Vision is working with the government and NGO partners to assess needs,” Fédorah Pierre-Louis, advocacy and external engagement director at World Vision Haiti, told The Christian Post.

“And we have deployed a team right now on the field focusing on the areas of shelter, food assistance, child protection and also, of course, COVID prevention as we’re still going through the pandemic over here.”…

Numerous churches were leveled in the wake of the quake while hundreds of people remain missing…

So far, the humanitarian agency has sent nutrition kits and hygiene items for 6,000 people, she said…

World Vision is planning to help as many as 240,000 people through clean water access, tents, food supply and child protection efforts.

In addition to providing water, hygiene goods, nutrition and shelter, World Vision seeks to provide emotional and spiritual assistance to vulnerable families — especially those with children…

“Whenever there is a crisis, child protection is not necessarily prioritized on a government level,” Pierre-Louis stated. “World Vision tries to ensure that the well-being of kids is still protected. So we really want to raise awareness on that and continue to push for advocacy and the prioritization of child protection.”

“Children, in particular, have witnessed a lot of traumatic events,” she added. “We provide them with psychosocial support for children to protect their physical and mental wellbeing.”…

The Virginia-based Operation Blessing has also deployed a disaster relief team to assess the situation. The organization plans to distribute emergency supplies and provide clean drinking water in the Les Cayes area. The charity will also help provide medicine and medical supplies to doctors from L’Hopital General, the largest public hospital of Haiti.

World Vision’s Pierre-Louis applauded the United States government for its rapid response to the crisis.

Hours after the earthquake struck, President Joe Biden authorized an immediate U.S. response, while USAID Administrator Ambassador Samantha Power announced the deployment of a Disaster Assistance Response Team…

Another massive earthquake shook Haiti in 2010, which at the time was said to be the most devastating natural disaster in Haiti’s history…

Share your prayers for Haiti, ongoing relief efforts there, and for the tropical storm to be averted, in the comments below. 

(Excerpted from Christian Post. Article by Leah MarieAnn Klett. Photo Credit: Getty Images).

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August 19, 2021

May the light of Jesus Christ shine forth during this time of tragedy in Haiti. Father, I pray you will strengthen and protect those involved in the rescue/recovery efforts and multiply the services of the Christian and humanitarian organizations as they provide for the basic needs of the Haitian people.

August 19, 2021

Lord Jesus, we come and lock arms with our brothers and sisters in Haiti and say with our mouths, “You are our refuge and fortress, our God, in whom we trust. You cover us with your feathers, and under your wings we find refuge; your faithfulness is our shield and rampart. We will not fear.” We say,” The Lord is our refuge” and we make the Most High our dwelling. No harm will overtake us, no disaster will come near. Your angels guard all our ways. We acknowledge your name, Jesus, and your faithfulness. You rescue us. We are saved. For those of us praying, Lord, lead us in prayer and action. For those of us awaiting rescue, lift our eyes unto you. For all of us, lift our voices in praise and worship. Fill our mouths with praise as you fight for us on all sides. We love you Lord and we lift our voices together to worship you.Jesus be praised!


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