World Concern Calls for Week of Prayer for Haiti

NGOs, Churches, Donors, Partners, and Public are Encouraged to Pray, Nov. 14-20

November 11, 2021 (SEATTLE, Wash.) – As the impoverished, disaster-stricken nation of Haiti plummets further into political, social, and economic chaos, Christian humanitarian organization, World Concern, is calling on the global church and others to pray for Haiti.

“The situation in Haiti is deteriorating daily,” expressed World Concern President, Nick Archer. “People in Haiti talk about things being ‘the worst they have seen in living memory.’ We need to pray and ask God to move in the midst of the chaos and strengthen His church to be the light that the nation of Haiti needs.”

Haiti has experienced increasing violence, including kidnappings, assaults, rape, and murder, as gangs control most urban neighborhoods. A fuel shortage has halted transportation and led to the closure of numerous hospitals that cannot find fuel to run generators needed to operate. Haiti experienced another failed election, following the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moise, on July 7, 2021.

The southern peninsula of Haiti was also devastated by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Aug. 14, 2021, pushing the disaster-stricken island nation further into crisis. Some affected areas are still waiting for aid, and rebuilding efforts have been hindered by the problems.

World Concern headquarters and global staff will set aside time and gather each day next week to pray specifically for Haiti, following these themes:

Monday: World Concern staff and other NGO staff in Haiti

Tuesday: Haiti’s economy

Wednesday: The church in Haiti

Thursday: Leadership/government/political situation and security in Haiti

Friday: The people of Haiti

NGO partners or those that work in Haiti, U.S. churches, donors, and others are encouraged to pray as well. Follow World Concern on social media for daily prayer points, scripture verses, and photos to guide prayer. You can also visit www.worldconcern.org/prayer for prayer points and more information on praying for Haiti.

For more information on World Concern, or to donate, please visit www.worldconcern.org/haiti

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For interviews with World Concern staff around the world, please contact Cathy Herholdt, Senior Communications Director, at (206) 794-9775 or [email protected].

World Concern is a Christian global relief and development organization. With our supporters, our faith compels us to extend lifesaving help and opportunity to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty. At World Concern, the solutions we offer, the work we do, creates lasting, sustainable change. Lasting change that provides lasting hope. Our areas of expertise include disaster response, clean water, education, food security, child protection, microfinance and health.