"…to the praise of the glory of His grace…" Ephesians 1:6

Pray For…Haiti

Pray For…Haiti

•Population – 9,035,536
•Percentage of Evangelicals – 22.2%
•Total Number of People Groups – 6
•Number of Unreached People Groups – 5
•Language Spoken – French, Creole
•Major Religion – Roman Catholic (80%), Protestant Christianity, other (roughly half population practices voodoo)
•Human Development Rank – 149
•Persecution Index – N/A

Haiti was a French colony up until 1804 when it gained its independence and became the first black republic to declare so. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has been plagued with political violence for most of its history. According to recent stats, 76% of Haitians live on less than US$2 per day and 56% on less than US$1 per day. Approximately 46% of the total population of Haiti is undernourished. One third of newborn babies are born underweight, and one in five Haitians die before the age of 40. During the 2008 hurricane season, severe storms devastated more than 70% of Haiti’s agriculture and most of its roads, bridges, and other infrastructure, creating pockets of severe malnutrition and killing 800. In addition, 3.3 million people were left in need of food support. This year’s earthquake was even more devastating. In January, Haiti was hit with the biggest earthquake it had experienced in over 200 years; tens of thousands were killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and as many as one million left homeless. This further damaged infrastructure especially around Port-au-Prince hindering relief coming into the country and to other areas effected by the earthquake outside the city. Evidence of the destruction remains today, and many organizations continue to provide aide for the Haitians. Sources: IMB Global Research, UN World Food Programme, CIA World Factbook

•Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Ask God to provide for Haiti in their time of need for His name’s sake.
•Roughly half of the population of Haiti practices voodoo. Pray that God would open the eyes of these people who are in darkness and bring them into His Kingdom of light.
•Due to the recent earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians were killed, hundreds of thousands injured and as many a one million left homeless. Pray that God would reveal Himself to these people, comforting them and drawing them to Himself.
•Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ that they would be faithful in ministering to the country of Haiti.
•Pray for resources and training for the local believers so that they may be equipped to proclaim the Gospel and disciple those who come to faith in Christ.