This past weekend I received an email from a pastor and college administrator that is currently using our material from Grace Church of the Valley School of Ministry. He asked for prayers for his family, friends, and his home country, St. Vincent (he is currently leading a Christian school on the Island of Grenade, but his family and friends still live on St. Vincent).
The La Soufriere volcano has erupted and has forced many to flee the island. This small island is only 18 miles long, 11 miles wide and covers an area of about 133 square miles. With a current population of about 130,000, 70% of the population claim Christianity as their faith. There are some great churches and Bible schools on the island that are impacting not just St. Vincent, but the entire Caribbean Region. There are reports of Ash from the volcano reaching islands over 100 miles away.
How can we pray?
Pray that the God would calm the storm (the Volcano that is erupting). If Christ was able to calm the Sea of Galilee that was causing seasoned Fisher Men to fear, he is able to calm a volcano from destroying a beautiful country.
Pray for safety for the residents of the island and surrounding region. Pray that God has wrapped His hedge of protection around them and he is protecting them from all harm. Nearly 16,000 people have fled their homes, which are covered by ash from the volcano, and currently there is no indication when it will stop or how much more ash will be dispersed.
Pray for the ministries, churches, and Christian schools on the island they have a testimony even in the midst of what is happening. They are impacting lives with the testimony of the word, and power of the Holy Spirit.