On October 3 and 4 2016, Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four hurricane, struck Haiti. The country, which still has not recovered from an earthquake that devastated the nation 2010, is the poorest in the Western hemisphere. More than 1,000,000 Haitians were directly affected by the storm, including 55,000 Haitians who were previously living in tents and had to find shelter during the hurricane.
In the wake of this disaster, Haitians who are in shock and mourning need to find comfort and hope can be found in God’s Word. Haitian Bible Society together with local churches and partners, Compassion International, the Protestant Federation of Haiti, will lead in providing 200,000 copies of the Scripture Portion “God is our Shelter and Strength” in Creole and French and 2,000 copies of New Testament to local churches. The”God is our Shelter and Strength” Scripture Portion provides selections from God’s Word that speak to people who have experienced tragedy and loss. Through engaging with God’s Word, survivors will be reminded of the hope, love and comfort that come from God, even in the midst of great trials.
Please contact your local Bible Society to make a donation towards emergency project number 100819 called “Hope after Hurricane Matthew”. Please find your local Bible Society contacts here. Your assistance through your local member of UBS worldwide fellowship is much appreciated and will result in God’s Word timely reaching troubled hearts.
Photos in the slideshow by the Haitian Bible Society’s staff.