Episode 405

Baptists Bracing for Hurricane Season, Kidnapped in Haiti & Ways to Pray for Other Believers

Aug 1, 2023

Puerto Ricans are preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. Just days after State Department officials warned Americans to leave Haiti, a Christian aid worker and her daughter have been kidnapped. And, in an article in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman offers six suggestions for how you can pray for other believers.

Transcript

Puerto Ricans are preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.

Families hardly have any time to recover from the physical loss and emotional trauma before another storm breaks on their shores. This perpetual state of exhaustion is pervasive, so Send Relief is holding a preemptive disaster response training for almost 250 Spanish-speaking trainees, as well as 10 coaches, this month.

Over the last three years, Send Relief has been able to train more than 800 volunteers in crucial project management for mass feedings, mobile kitchen maintenance, chainsaw response, debris clean-up, flood recovery, roof tarping, initial damage assessment and – most importantly – spiritual and emotional care.

Leaders call on other believers to pray for Puerto Rico and the disaster response teams in place to be given extra measures of peace and comfort as they re-enter hurricane season.

Learn more at SendRelief.org.

Just days after State Department officials warned Americans to leave Haiti, a Christian aid worker and her daughter have been kidnapped.

Alix Dorsainvil is a nurse with the Christian ministry, El Roi Haiti. She is married to Sandro Dorsainvil, the ministry’s founder.

Alix and their daughter were kidnapped on Sunday.

Little is known about the abduction. The ministry is asking for believers to join in praying and asking people to avoid speculation on social media.

An advisory issued by the department last week said kidnapping is widespread in Haiti and they often involve ransom negotiations.
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In an article in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman offers six suggestions for how you can pray for other believers.

He writes that you should pray they will seek the God’s will. Paul prayed this way in Colossians 1:9.

Pray that other believers will walk with God. This means they will live faithful and dependent lives.

Pray that your fellow believers will serve God. He writes, “As believers we all have work to do, because the Christian life is a call to action.”

And, he encourages believers to pray that other believers will grow in the knowledge of God. He points to C.S. Lewis who once said, “C. S. Lewis once wrote: “Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought.”

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