Many of you have heard and seen news of the current unrest in Haiti. We come to you today to ask for your prayers.
Please be praying for our staff, our clients, and the situation in Haiti. Tensions are high over economic disruption, decline of the Haitian gourde (Haiti’s currency), and continued corruption.
The vast majority of the population live in an economy that is very fragile and cannot absorb continued high prices and devaluation of the gourde.
We are asking for your prayers for our staff. Dozens of Haitian staff members travel to and from work at Heartline and we ask God to give them wisdom, discernment, and safety.
We are also asking for your prayers of protection for the many pregnant women in our program that need to get to the Maternity Center for care.
“In the middle of a political and economic crisis, while the stones are being thrown, the tires burned, and the protests organized – life goes on. While emotions and deep hurts are on raw display, women continue to put their heads down and care for their children. When the U.S. Embassy warns its employees to “shelter in place” and while stores close down and schools are cancelled, women continue to have babies.”
– Tara Livesay, Director – Heartline Maternity Center
- Haiti: Banks attacked, gas station burned, opposition is radicalized (Haiti Libre)
- Haiti protests: Police clash with demonstrators demanding president quits over corruption claims (The Independent)
- Protestors stone home of Haiti president, clash with police (Miami Herald)
- It’s been 33 years since Haiti welcomed democracy. How did it mark the day? Protests. (Miami Herald)
“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It’s the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”