We hope you will join with others in our community to offer prayers for the people of Haiti and their ongoing recovery efforts. They continue to inspire us with their resilience in the face of recent political upheaval and numerous natural disasters.
Church bells across our community will ring out to remind us of the ongoing work that is being done and gratitude for all who continue making a difference in the lives of Haitian families and children.
For all who were affected by the 2010 earthquake, may they find continued strength and courage.
And, tor the families of the uncounted 200,000-300,000 people who lost their lives, may they be comforted and the burden of their grief be relieved.
For Hospital Albert Schweitzer its staff and volunteers who treated nearly 2,000 injured who traveled to Deschapelles for care after the 2010 earthquake, may they continue their work for both daily health needs as well as emergencies like the August 2021 Earthquake.
For all who lost family members and suffered much destruction in the August 2021 earthquake,
may they be comforted and healed.
For the former President of Haiti, Jovenal Moise, who was brutally assassinated., may there be a resolution of the ongoing investigations and peace and healing for his wife and family.
For victims in Port au Prince and environs who are threatened daily by gangs, for all Haitians who have been robbed or kidnapped, and for the 16 Americans and one Canadian who were finally released by their kidnappers., may they be strengthened by their faith and God’s loving care.
For the country of Haiti, that it be able to create a stable government for the benefit of all.
For Hospital Albert Schweitzer and the Crosby Fund for Haitian Education, may they continue to make a positive impact in the lives of the people of Deschappelles.
And for Sister Cities Essex Haiti, founded as a direct result of the earthquake in partnership with the people of Deschapelles, may the ongoing programs create more opportunities for the community.
For all the people of the Deschappelles, may they find stability in their lives, supported by good health and schooling to expand their knowledge and skills in ways not otherwise available in most of Haiti.
Almighty and most merciful God, we lift up all these prayers to you and we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Amen.