Dorian arrived Sunday as a Class 5 hurricane, reportedly one of many strongest storms to ever hit the Bahamas. Preliminary reviews point out “catastrophic” injury on the island nation; the Pink Cross estimates 45-percent of properties are severely broken or destroyed.
Mariette Oosterhoff says TWR is surrounding the Caribbean in prayer. Will you be part of them?
Bahamas survive Dorian’s wrath
“We broadcast from Bonaire – that’s very close to Venezuela – and we reach Cuba… and, of course, we also reach the Bahamas,” Oosterhoff specifies, describing TWR’s Caribbean footprint.
“We don’t have a partner in the Bahamas – we have one in Haiti and in Cuba – but, of course, we know we have listeners in this area.”
Oosterhoff continues to be ready for an replace with particular particulars from TWR’s companions. Nevertheless, she is aware of the potential scope of Dorian’s devastation.
“Many everyday folk – everything they own [is] gone, it’s wiped out… it’s really a big crisis right now.”
In accordance with UN officers, 1000’s will want necessities like meals, clear water, and shelter within the days to come back. Damages to the nation’s motels and eating places may show much more problematic; tourism accounts for roughly 60 p.c of the Bahamas’ nationwide revenue. Latest hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, and Irma reportedly price the Bahamas roughly $820 million USD.
Pray for these in Dorian’s path
Now that you realize, will you pray? “People are so isolated when they are in a crisis; they have no electricity, no radio, maybe no internet,” Oosterhoff says.
“Pray they feel that God is with them [and] that they’re not alone.”
Ask the Lord to steer Hurricane Dorian away from the U.S. mainland. “Our head office of TransWorld Radio is in North Carolina,” Oosterhoff says.
“We should pray that this storm moves off the Bahamas and Florida and out to the sea.”
Header picture depicts Hurricane Dorian over the Bahamas on Sunday, September 1. Credit score: NOAA by way of Wikimedia Commons.