Belize Hurricane Earl update

Belize Hurricane Earl update

Following the devastation of Hurricane Earl in Belize at the beginning of August, the Methodist Church in Britain has sent a solidarity grant of £10,000 to the Belize/Honduras District of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas. UNICEF considers the hurricane to have affected approximately 100,000 of the country's most vulnerable children in terms of access to clean water and appropriate sanitation. Early reports on the consequences of the hurricane said that children were also at risk from mudslides and potentially vulnerable to dangerous animals such as alligators and snakes that had been sighted in flooded areas. 

The solidarity grant will enable the Belize/Honduras District to support children in the community by providing extra support through Burrell Boom Methodist School, supporting several families in the community and providing additional support to children from the Methodist children's home.

 

Prayer for Belize

God is our refuge and strength, a very presenthelp in trouble. Psalm 46:1

 

Loving God,

We thank you for the people of Belize and for their resilience.

 We thank you that there was no loss of life during hurricane Earl and that Belizeans are beginning to put their lives back together again.

Thank you for the Methodist Church as well as many other denominations who opened and continued to open their door to those made homeless.

Thank you for the love the Belize/Honduras District reaching out to vulnerable children and families in the community with love and practical help.

We pray that you would continue to make provision for those who have suffered material loss and that they would cling to you as their very present help in times of trouble.

In Jesus' name, Amen

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