Pray & Give: Harvest Georgetown
The La Soufriere volcano on St. Vincent Island, which has been silent for over 40 years, began erupting on Friday morning, April 8 and has continued erupting several times since then – sending ash into the air that is dangerous, especially for those in the northern part of the island. Georgetown is located in this northern region on the island and many people from Harvest Georgetown have been impacted. Georgetown and other areas in the northern part of the island, or “red zone”, have been evacuated and people have been either moved off of the island or to shelters in the more southern regions.
UPDATES from Pastor Miché
4/19/21:Please pray for Harvest Georgetown as there was another explosive eruption of La Soufriere on Sunday. Ongoing eruptions will make the long-term relief efforts more complex as people continue to be displaced from their homes and communities.
4/16/21:Another eruption happened today. Please pray for the clean up efforts which have begun in Georgetown. Also, pray for safety of the citizens as some looting has begun.
4/15/21:The Harvest Georgetown team is visiting people to help put together a short term relief plan. There is still no power and water shortages seem probable. More evacuations are taking place today. Today, please pray for us as we are taking supplies to a family in the yellow zone.
4/13/21:Spent yesterday delivering small food packages and other items to shelters including water bottles and other items. Please pray for health concerns as we are exposed to the ash and COVID-19. Pray for God’s protection.
4/12/21:Another big explosion and still no water.
4/11/21:We got some rain, in a very small quantity. Not enough to clean up the roads. We had two more eruptions last night, with lightning and thunder. We have not had water since Friday (4/9), many areas are without electricity. Drinking water is a big issue right now. Some areas got water for two hours but can only be used to flush toilets. The scientists predict more eruptions to come.
PRAYWe believe in the power of prayer, so let’s pray with faith and hope for our brothers and sisters at Harvest Georgetown. Here are the prayer requests Pastor Miché shared with us:
- That the Lord will still La Soufriere and prevent it from continued eruptions
- For protection of the residents of Georgetown and the surrounding areas
- For the safety and protection of Harvest Georgetown, St. Vincent Island – the people and the building
- For the opportunity for them to love, care for and share the gospel with those impacted by this
- For basic needs such as food and water to be met
- For Pastor Miché and his team as they transport supplies to families in need
GIVEThank you for giving generously to this effort. Please continue to pray for relief efforts for Harvest Georgetown.
Pray. Give. Go!We are called to make disciples of all nations. Through our Outreach ministry, we seek to love, care for, teach and grow through relationships with local and global partners. Our hope is to come alongside these brothers and sisters for the work of the gospel. Walking in obedience to the Great Commission, we lean on Him as ambassadors for Christ to equip the saints and serve the Lord, wherever that may be.
Our Outreach Partners
- Westminster Neighborhood Services
- Sheltering Wings
- Hope Healthcare Services
- Avon Community Schools
- Harvest Glasgow, Scotland
- Harvest Georgetown, St. Vincent Island
- Harvest Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
“Praise God that we daily see people place their faith in the Lord and choose salvation. A lot of people go to church in Croix-des-Bouquets, but many people do not know the freedom of the gospel because there is much exclusion, tradition and not the true power of the Lord. We do not want to be just another church, but rather a church that preaches the Word of God and encourages fellowship and freedom in Jesus Christ. ”
– Pastor Nesly Alexis, Harvest Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
“Many people in Georgetown have lost hope and it is hard to transform a culture so deeply embedded in religiosity rather than living for Christ. However, we do believe that every man, woman and child has an opportunity to respond to the good news of Jesus Christ and that’s where Harvest Georgetown sees the need to engage the community and point them to divine principles, so that they can experience God in a unique way. We have seen people move from salvation to transformation as God’s Word is being proclaimed.”
– Pastor Miché Paul, Harvest Georgetown, St. Vincent Island
“God has used your church family to help in profound ways. I know that the idea of ‘together’ is big for your church and I would say that every person from Radiant Bible Church who has come here over the past 10 years has made a contribution to our sense of belonging TOGETHER. There has been a rare sense of commonality between our church families.”
– Pastor Scott Hamilton, Harvest Glasgow, Scotland