Images Of Hope
I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. (Psalms 71:13)
As you are aware by now, the Nothern Bahamas has been devastated by category 5 hurricane Dorian on September 1, 2019.
It made landfall on the Abacos islands, then it moved slowly to Grand Bahamas and finally left the islands September 3, leaving behind massive flooding and widespread devastation.
I showed you some images of disaster last week with the assurance that God is able to provide the strength and support needed for the victims of disasters.
People all over the world including the BVI have pledged their support and contribution to the Bahamian people. There are still generous people living in this world.
God will not destroy an entire nation if He can find ten righteous people within. I can assure you that there are more than ten righteous people in this world.
The Lord will send warnings before a disaster strike, but He will provide a way of escape in the midst of tragedies.
Therefore, I felt compelled to show you some images of hope that I gathered from the internet. Feel free to click on the links and give your support to any of these charitable organizations.
The Rotary clubs of the BVI hosted a Telethon on September 11th where they raised $138,000 for the people of the Bahamas.
The BVI government has also donated $100K to the Bahamas along with about 60 volunteer skilled workers (BVI News).
Other charitable organizations such as BVI Red Cross Association are also contributing to the hurricane victims of the Bahamas.
The Jamaican government provided disaster relief and humanitarian assistance for the Bahamas. (Jis.gov.jm)
On September 7, 2019, a UNICEF plane carrying 1.5 tons of life-saving supplies arrived in the Bahamas to help the victims.
Even companies that had a difficult relationship with the Bahamas put their past conflicts behind to offer their much-needed assistance.
The USA Coast Gaurd continues to rescue the homeless victims of Hurricane Dorian. The American government has pledged 4 million dollars on relief in the Bahamas.
FedEx delivered over 56,000 pounds of supplies to hurricane victims, Monday 9, 2019.
A billionaire from Naples has offered his Yacht to rescue dogs and bring supplies to the victims of Bahamas (Naplesnews.com)
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is providing 1,000 tarpaulins to replace roofs stripped from homes on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama by Hurricane Dorian this week. (IOM). It is estimated that over 70,000 people are homeless.
UK government has committed up to 1.5million pound to help with relief effort in the Bahamas.
India has announced immediate humanitarian assistance of $1 million to help people in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. (Currentaffairs.gktoday)
Samaritan’s Purse set up their Emergency Field Hospital in Bahamas where they are seeing over ninety patients per day.
The American Red Cross made an initial pledge of $2 million to help in relief and to help evacuees arriving in the U.S.
The Salvation Army is deploying disaster relief teams from the Caribbean and from around to world to help with the relief effort. (The Salvation Army)
These are just a few of the organizations that are pouring in help to the people of Bahamas. You can go to the Bahamas Official Dorian Relief website to make your donations.
You can also research the different organizations that are offering help to the Bahamian people at Bahamas ReliefWeb.
Above all, Pray without ceasing.
Let us continue to pray for all the volunteer workers who have placed their lives in jeopardy to help the destitute victims in the Bahamas.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16)
Let us also pray that the people who are in need will benefit from the relief supplies. Let us pray against the evil spirits of greed, partiality and political victimizations that often appeared during times of tragedy.
Pray that the suffering people will set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments (Psalms 78:7).
We also pray that a revival of repentance and praise will erupt from these islands and spread to the rest of the world.
Another tropical storm (9) has developed and is threating the Bahamas which may hamper relief effort.
Let us pray that this storm will not reach landfall. In Jesus name, Amen!
Words of hope that will strengthen and give you peace during times of distress.
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. (Psalms 31:24)
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance. (Psalms 42:5)
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. (Lamentations 3:23-26)
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:3-6)
Now the God of hope fills you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. (Romans 15:13)
Thank you for reading and praying.