July 20, 2015

Pray for the Dominican Republic

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Imagine the Canadian government tells you and your family to get up and uproot your lives because your parents or grandparents aren’t from here. That’s the fear for many people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic.

Already, thousands of Haitians have left the Dominican to move back into Haiti. Many of these people have lived in the Dominican Republic for generations. If you aren’t up-to-date on what’s been happening, you can read more here and here.

This hits home for me. My parents (like many of yours, probably) came to Canada from other countries. I can imagine the fear and uncertainty that many Dominicans are currently facing, especially since moving to Haiti would mean living in a country whose language they may not know, which does not hold family ties upon which they can rely, and whose economy does not hold much promise for their future.

What can you do about this?

Pray with us. Pray that: 

  • The Dominican President and authorities carefully consider the motives behind their migration policies and the impact they create.
  • God calms the anxiety of people of Haitian descent living in the DR – and finds a way to keep them rooted in their homes.
  • All the families that have been uprooted experience strength to navigate the trials to come.
  • Our partners in the Dominican – teachers and students – know the assurance of the Father and feel secure in Him as other certainties in their life break down.
  • God brings resolution and peace to the people of the Dominican in the months to come.

Blessings,

Rachel

Comments:

Alice J.
Jul 24, 2015 at 2:38 am

I prayed for you guys. It will work out. You are good now. God is using me to pray for you.

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