Recently Dr. Dave Guiles, executive director of Encompass World Partners, released this update on several crises that are affecting the world. Below is that information. (Updates on opportunities to serve will also be posted to graceconnect.us.)
Thank you for praying with us.
Today we are sharing an urgent update from our Crisis Response Network regarding four distinct crises impacting believers around the globe, and we are asking you to pray with us:
- Covid-19: As churches around the world continue to deal with the ramifications of this health crisis, we want to continue to support them as we have for the past 18 months. Pray for believers in dangerous health situations because of this.
- Haiti Earthquake and Hurricane: With the recent earthquake and hurricane and the country’s struggling infrastructure, Haitians are hurting and don’t have adequate medical care or resources. Pray that God will comfort and protect those who are broken and that He will use this situation to draw more people to Him.
- Hurricane Ida: We have mobilized teams with dozens of churches to help with natural disasters and crises. Right now, we have several churches ready to send out teams to deal with the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida. Pray for those impacted. Keep an eye on our website for ways your church can help us send these teams.
- Afghan Refugees: The violence and danger in Afghanistan are pushing more Afghans to seek safety elsewhere. We have staff in Western Asia ministering to Afghan refugees, and two more couples are preparing to join them. Pray for those in Afghanistan who are in danger and trying to flee. Email us if you are interested in helping to send more people to help Afghan refugees in Western Asia.
This Tuesday, September 7, at 8:00pm EST, we are holding a special Charis prayer event to pray for the people and the situation in Afghanistan. If you are interested in joining us in prayer, please email us and we will get you the Zoom credentials you will need to take part.