Earthquake, Hurricane Slam Haiti, Believers Coordinate Aid and Broadcast Hope

Image courtesy of Radio 4VEH.

Haiti is reeling from back-to-back disasters. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest Haiti on Saturday, killing more than 1,200 people. Then, Tropical Depression Grace swept through the same region, deluging survivors and hampering rescue efforts yesterday.

“The heavy rains, landslides, flooding, [are] a nightmare for disaster relief,” says Kate Michel, Global Communications & Fundraising Director at Radio 4VEH, a Trans World Radio (TWR) partner in Haiti.

Radio 4VEH is headquartered in Cap-Haïtien on the northern side of Haiti while new station 98.5 FM is located in Les Cayes, the center of the “quake zone.” It is reportedly the only station still on the air in Les Cayes. “We are broadcasting the latest news, the relief effort, as well as God’s Word,” Michel says.

“We know people just need to cling to the knowledge of who God is, His grace, and His peace, in these times.”

Follow Radio 4VEH on Facebook for regular updates. “We urge people to be praying for Haiti; for those who are trying to help; and for God’s hand of protection to be on the most vulnerable, today and in the days ahead,” Michel says.

“We know we’re often asking for prayer for Haiti, and sometimes it can seem like it’s never-ending. But trust me, we see God working miracles every day in Haiti.”

Send tangible help to Haiti through Radio 4VEH here. Currently, “the biggest need, apart from [rescue] efforts and medical help, is food and water,” Michel says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for everyone affected and especially those in serious need today.
  • Pray that relief efforts will be able to quickly respond and make a difference in the hard-hit areas.
  • Pray for the 4VEH team in Les Cayes, at the main broadcast center in Cap-Haïtien, and in the United States, where staff members are gathering information to share internationally and coordinating fundraising efforts.
  • Pray for protection from Tropical Depression Grace, that it won’t significantly hamper rescue efforts providing shelter, medical care, food and water.