Grateful Survivors, Haitian Gangs and Chaos

Sep 12, 2019

As I was speaking to one of our partners working in the Bahamas, I was struck by the image he shared.

The team had just landed on a very precarious, makeshift runway in a remote area left devastated by Dorian. As they slowed to a stop, they saw an old man take a few steps toward the plane . . . and then drop to his knees in tears.

The people in that area hadn’t seen much, if any, outside help yet, and the man was genuinely overcome with gratitude.

As you can imagine, emotions are quite raw right now. Please keep praying!

They also confirmed the very real threat they face while trying to get relief supplies to the people who need them most.

Illegal Haitian immigrants have come to the islands and formed armed gangs that are hindering relief efforts by shooting at planes and relief workers, in addition to robbing and looting homes.

Our partners tell us that, in some areas, people are sleeping at the airports and mobbing the planes that land. This continued chaos is the result of a total lack of government leadership in the rescue and relief efforts.

  • Please pray for the people who are suffering in the midst of all this.
  • Pray for the safety and stamina of relief workers.
  • Pray for the government to step up and protect its citizens efficiently and orderly.

And of course, if you have not had an opportunity to give yet, or if you desire to give again to help in this work, please do so today.

Our partners on the ground are targeting the hardest hit, most remote areas that sometimes receive the least amount of help from government aid or large charity organizations.

With the help of caring people like you, they can provide food, water, tarps and blankets, as well as generators and chainsaws where most needed.

Thank you for responding to this urgent call to action through prayer and giving!

God bless you,

Mathew D. Staver
Founder and Chairman

*Representative photos used for security reasons