Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 19 reasons to have hope in 2019 — and how to pray them into reality.
Families are still recovering from Hurricane Maria after the monster storm devastated Puerto Rico and much of the Caribbean last September.
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was the most destructive natural disaster in the history of this poverty-stricken, disaster-prone country. Of the 3 million people affected, 1.5 million were left homeless. Haitians continue to recover and rebuild, despite recurring hazards, including hurricanes, and cholera.
Hurricane Matthew hit both Haiti and the U.S. East Coast Coast in October 2016 as a Category 4 hurricane with torrential rain, massive storm surge, and winds up to 145 mph. In Haiti, the recovery continues, as Hurricane Matthew was the largest humanitarian emergency there since the earthquake of 2010.
Join with us to pray for the Caribbean, specifically World Vision’s work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Haiti is the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere. The Dominican Republic enjoys a stronger economy, but still 40 percent of its residents live in poverty. Both countries struggle with the lingering effects of major natural disasters.
Starting in 1950 with the Korean War, World Vision has responded to the most urgent disasters and humanitarian crises around the world, providing immediate aid.