The International Mission Board and Send Relief are calling for prayer for Madagascar. Just weeks after Cyclone Batsirai crashed into Madagascar, Cyclone Emnati brought flooding and destructive winds to the already hurting nation. This is the fourth major storm that has hit Madagascar since January.
As of now, the greatest need is food relief, as many of the affected areas already were experiencing extreme poverty and struggling to feed their families after prior storms.
Send Relief, the combined compassion ministry effort of the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board, is working with local field partners in Madagascar who are responding to needs caused by Cyclone Batsirai. The response is focused on the hardest hit and poverty-stricken areas. Send Relief’s partners are working with local churches to feed 960 displaced families, providing enough food to last them two weeks. They are also providing blankets to vulnerable populations, including the sick, elderly and young children.
The best way for Southern Baptists to respond is through prayer and giving.
To give to the crisis response in Madagascar, visit sendrelief.org/projects/crisis-response.
- Pray that enough sources of protein will be able for Send Relief partners to purchase and distribute to impacted families.
- Pray for supply routes to become passable or cleared soon, and pray that more aid comes in from other organizations.
- Pray for people whose lives have been turned upside down to be able to start picking up pieces of their lives and being rebuilding their homes.
- Pray that at least one new church opportunity will arise from the response.