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Getting Ready for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017


Updated September 11, 2017

As of 6:00 p.m. ET, no catastrophic loss among the Alliance family has been reported. Much assessing still remains to be made to Alliance churches and residences throughout Florida and Cuba. But the reports received so far show little damage considering the force of Hurricane Irma.

Let’s praise God for his protection, but let’s also continue to pray:

– Pray for Cuba. The president of the Alliance in Cuba reports that churches in the north and the center of the island are without communication. He expresses concern over the well-being of these and other congregations.

– Pray that Irma will continue to lose intensity and die off as it moves in its northward path.

– Pray for first responders and those who may still be in danger of storm surge and tornados.

– Pray for those who are displaced or whose homes have been flooded or damaged.

– Pray for wisdom and strength for our Alliance family as they begin to assess the damage and needs in their communities.

We continue to wait to hear more from The C&MA Southeastern District and our Alliance family in the Caribbean. Until then, let’s continue to pray as millions of people return to their homes over the next week.

Posted September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record. The death toll is at 24 across seven Caribbean islands. More than 1 million are without power in Puerto Rico. Thousands are displaced in Haiti and Dominican Republic. And the now Category 4 storm is churning into Bahamas, Cuba, and Florida.

Mike Sohm, President of CAMA is in contact with the C&MA Southeastern District Superintendent, Chuck Hughes.

“We are bracing ourselves for a hard hit by Hurricane Irma and have stationed our response team across the district to report in on damage,” Chuck says.

The district has eight regional pastors who will take responsibility to check on the safety of pastors, churches, and church members and report on any damage. Pastor Bruce Hobbs is the district’s disaster coordinator. There are 29 Haitian churches in the district and the president of the Haitian Association will report on the safety of staff and damages during the weekend.

We will keep you posted on any more news we hear from Florida, Puerto Rico, or other Carribean countries. “We appreciate the prayers and support,” Chuck says, “of our Christ-centered Acts 1:8 Alliance family.”