Summarizing the Just to keep you posted series.
Haiti is in a crisis – a time of demonstrations, unrest and uncertainty.
The unrest began in February 2019 following reports involving corruption at the highest levels of government. The situation has worsened and the country has been locked down since mid-September.
This crisis has affected everyone. Inflation is over 15 percent with the exchange rate of 1USD = 95HTG. The cost of one small can of rice has nearly doubled since this time last year.
The World Food Program reported in 2018 that Haiti had one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world and that was before this current political crisis.
HFH has not been able to send teams this year due to the unrest and has put future teams on hold.
In spite of this ongoing situation, the Clinic of Hope has remained open and the staff are seeing patients 24/7, the school is open and students are receiving a daily lunch, and the community health volunteers are active and available for their neighbors.
Another reason for hope is the church. People live close and are able to come for fellowship, to hear God’s Word and receive encouragement. God is at work in people’s lives.
The work of reaching the poorest of the poor is still ongoing.
It is not clear what the days ahead will bring. HFH and in-country partners covet your prayers as we navigate these difficult times.
Now more than ever HFH needs your support.
- Would you continue to pray with us? Pray for peace. Pray for wisdom and perseverance for our in-country partners.
- Would you consider supporting an area of ministry?