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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.

Rotary Club of the BVI Telethon. Image from BVI Platinum News.

 

The Jamaican government provided disaster relief and humanitarian assistance for the Bahamas. (Jis.gov.jm)

Prime Minister of Jamaica – Hon Andrew Holness

 

 

On September 7, 2019, a UNICEF plane carrying 1.5 tons of life-saving supplies arrived in the Bahamas to help the victims.

A humanitarian plane from UNICEF landed in the Bahamas with supplies.

 

Even companies that had a difficult relationship with the Bahamas put their past conflicts behind to offer their much-needed assistance.

Crew members on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas convert the ship’s main dining room into an assembly line to put together 10,000 relief meals. Image from the New York Times.

 

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.

Evacuees gather at Marsh Harbour Port in Abaco on Friday, September 6, 2019, awaiting to leave the island after Hurricane Dorian swept through the Bahamas.

US Coast Guard helping to evacuate people. Images from Miami Herald

 

FedEx delivered over 56,000 pounds of supplies to hurricane victims, Monday 9, 2019.

FedEx employees loaded a cargo jet filled with supplies to the Bahamas. Image from Commercial Appeal

 

A billionaire from Naples has offered his Yacht to rescue dogs and bring supplies to the victims of Bahamas (Naplesnews.com)

 

Naples family adopts Bahamian family after Hurricane Dorian left them homeless. Naples News

 

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.

Image of RFA Mounts Bay’s. The first ship to provide aid to the Bahamas. The ship has been in the Caribbean since June in preparation for the hurricane season and was re-tasked last week to sail to The Bahamas in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, the strongest ever recorded in The Bahamas. (Gov.UK)

 

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.

 

Samaritan’s Purse medical staff treating hurricane victim

 

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)

Grand Bahama Salvation Army Mobile Kitchen. Image from The Bahamas Weekly

 

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.

Potential Humberto moving toward Northwestern Bahamas The Weather Channel

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.

 

33 Comments »

  1. This is a wonderful post! I’m thankful to see how people around the world are coming together to assist the Bahamas. The company where I work also took up donations and delivered them to the fire department to be sent to the Bahamas this past week. Many of the victims from the Bahamas are arriving here in Florida. I’m praying along with you over this tragedy for God’s restoration and comfort and that people would come to know Jesus. Thanks again Beverley for sharing this post. ✝️

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    • Thank you Dawn. I am in constant prayer for these people eapecially those from the poorer communities in Abaco. Many of them are still complainig of not receiving any help. Most of them do not have any visa to enter the USA. It was heartrenching when I heard one woman pointing to her destroyed house saying the bodies of her mom and brother were still inside after a week. She was on the street with no food or water. Help is pouring in, but it is slow to reach those who desperately need it. Thanks Dawn and we will continue to pray.

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      • I can’t even imagine the pain they are going through. That’s terrible to think she has the bodies of her loved ones still in her destroyed home. I read about one lady who was distraught because her little girl came here with her god mother and was taken into custody for not having the right documents. Not only is she dealing with the pain of losing everything but now her little girl was taken. So many sad stories. Continuing to pray 🙏🏿

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      • Yes Dawn. So many sad stories. But, I am greatful that the Journalists are risking their lives to go into these communities to get these stories. Sometimes they do go with food and water to give them. It is sad. But, we can pray for them knowing that God is hearing our pleas and sending help to the destitue.

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  2. I agree. This is a wonderful post. I receive email alerts from Franklin Grahams Samaritan Purse. At the time of the hurricane assistance was being initiated, I
    received an email from Him asking for prayer and assistance for those who were struck by this devasting hurricane, and immediately went into prayer applying the scripture Romans 8:28 as my platform. That the logistics and plans and finances would all come together for their benefit, and that a revival would ensue to the Glory of God. Now I am reading the results of prayer in action. 🙏 So, I will pray in agreement with you Beverley, that this tropical storm heading toward the Bahamas will be diffused and dissipate so that hope is not lost for their people.

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    • Hi Susan. Thank you for praying with me. I have also been praying for you because I have not heard from you for a while. I contacted you by email and phone but did not receive a reply. It is good to hear from you again. I value your friendship. Have a great day in the Lord.

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      • I appreciate your response and prayers Beverley. I’m sorry for not keeping in touch. I took the WhatsApp off my phone since it was taking up alot of my storage. We’ve been busy moving the past 2 months, decluttering, and downsizing to a smaller living space. Between that and working, I’ve been exhausted. I did receive an email with your name attached to it, but we’re living in the days when spam and fake emails are becoming more commonplace. I asked the Lord for confirmation that it was from you, and your response to my comment did just that. Your new email is a gmail account?
        We finished our move from the other place yesterday, cleaning it up and turning in the keys. Now we’re ready for the next chapter to begin. Today our 2 cats will go outside of our new place for the first time. Well, God bless you and yours. Have a wonderful week in the Lord. 🙏👍💌

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      • I am glad to know that you are okay and that you have completed your move. I know how tiring it can be to move. I wish you all the best in your new place. The email is from me. I had to change my email address because the storage on the other is filled due to the blog.

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  3. Hi Beverley, this is a well sorted out put together posting. It is very informative and easy for someone to read 10 years or so to come and understand what took place and how help came after the disaster. We will continue to pray on behalf of the Bahamas so that God will heal the land and raise up people who have gain testimonies through their ordeal to speak of the goodness of God. We thank God for all the help the nation have received.

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