191105 PL - Haiti

Haiti: When the doors of the university are closed

Student worker Descheny drives to the GBEUH Haiti office with a heavy heart. Burned cars, broken windows and smoking tyres line the highway. These are the worst protests the country has seen in thirty years. Neither the people, nor the President they are protesting against, are willing to back down. The doors of the universities are closed and campus fellowship meetings have had to stop.

Many of the students of GBEUH, the IFES movement in Haiti, believe that they have an active role to play as Christian citizens. But taking to the streets is increasingly dangerous. Concerned for their studies and for their country, GBEUH students are turning to prayer, even if it is only through virtual meetings on WhatsApp.

Descheny explained why:

“The entire population is facing the wind of discouragement, despair and insecurity. But what encourages and strengthens us is our faith in Jesus, the Nazarene, who knows how to calm storms and give peace.”

  • Pray for the strengthening of GBEUH students, staff and Board members to remain prayerful and dependent on God at this difficult time.
  • Pray for pastoral wisdom for Descheny as he seeks to encourage and support the students.
  • Pray for political and social stability in Haiti.

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