[David Vanderpool, MD, CEO & Founder of LiveBeyond]
Hi, LiveBeyond family. 2019 has been a very turbulent year in Haiti. The Haitian gourde has devalued significantly against the US dollar. In fact, since January it has fallen about 30%. This means that millions of Haitians have experienced diminished access to food, putting the vulnerable at higher risk of starvation. Fourteen government officials were caught up in the PetroCaribe scandal. As a result, the people are protesting the injustices that they face, sometimes violently. The US State Department raised the travel advisory to a level 4 back in February. Fortunately, they’ve recently dropped it back down to a level 3, allowing people to come to Haiti more freely.
This entire situation may seem hopeless.
And yet, there is something that you can do about it.
We at LiveBeyond understand the power of prayer. We would like to ask all of our friends, partners, and fellow Christians to join us as we pray for the nation of Haiti. On Thursday, July 25, 2019, we are devoting 24 hours to praying and fasting for Haiti and its government.
And we need your help.
Please join us by signing up for a 15-minute time slot for prayer on our website. On the days leading up to the Haiti Day of Prayer, we will send emails to participants, detailing the issues the people of Haiti are facing and specific concerns that need a prayer covering.
The only one who can solve Haiti’s problems is Jesus Christ.
And we believe that prayers make a difference. Join us in prayer before God on behalf of our Haiti[an] brothers and sisters suffering right now. Sign up to join the Haiti Day of Prayer on Thursday, July 25, 2019 on our website. Thanks so much for listening. Now get out there and LiveBeyond!
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. – Matthew 18:20
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As many of you know, Haiti is experiencing a time of political unrest and instability right now. There have been many protests, some violent, that have been going on in the country since February. Because of this, I am joining LiveBeyond and other people and organizations around the world in a Day of Prayer for Haiti on July 25, 2019. If you are interested in joining, sign up for a time slot at www.livebeyond.org. The Lord hears our prayers, so join us and go before the Lord on behalf of our Haitian brothers and sisters! #HaitiDayofPrayer
Some of you may have heard or seen on the news the past couple of months, that Haiti has been going through some civil unrest right now. Over the past couple of months, Haiti has experienced many protests and riots, some of them violent. As someone who cares deeply for Haiti, times like this make me wonder what I could possibly do from where I am! That is why I am joining LiveBeyond as well as other organizations around the world for the Haiti Day of Prayer. On July 25, 2019, I will be praying for the nation of Haiti, the government of Haiti, and all my brothers and sisters who live there. If you would like to join, you can sign up for a time slot to pray at www.livebeyond.org. I believe that BIG things can happen through this, so join me in #HaitiDayofPrayer!
An early version of this post stated their were 18 officials implicated in the Petrocaribe scandal. At least 14 were implicated in the audit. Apologies for this correction.
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