Located in one of the cities hardest hit by Saturday’s deadly earthquake, the newest radio station of TWR’s national partner in Haiti remains on the air reaching out to listeners facing the crisis.
4VEH is headquartered in Cap-Haïtien, on the northern side of Haiti, while new station 98.5 FM is located in the southwestern city of Les Cayes, where the main force of the magnitude 7.2 quake was centred. The station’s staff are safe, reported 4VEH’s Global Communications Director Kate Michel, and programme hosts went on the air to field phone calls, provide timely information and encouragement, and pray for the nation.
4VEH’s coordinator in Les Cayes, Pastor Brown Malingo, provided an early overview of conditions Saturday, including these highlights:
- Many homes have been destroyed.
- Some tall buildings such as hotels and big homes have been flattened.
- People are trying to rescue those trapped.
- People are waiting for help to arrive.
“Today, Sunday, is typically when many Haitians put on their best clothes for church and enjoy fellowship, worship through singing, prayer and teaching in the Lord’s house,” a new post on 4VEH’s Facebook page reads. “Though it will look different today, pray that people will draw strength and comfort from the Lord and from the body of Christ today.”
Standing With the Haitian People
As 4VEH stations continue broadcasting in-country, TWR Bonaire’s powerful AM transmitter is able to broadcast Bible teaching in Spanish, English and Haitian Creole, from 500 miles away.
4VEH have asked TWR supporters around the world to pray for this nation struggling to deal with the crisis:
- Join us in praying for everyone affected and especially those in serious need today.
- Pray that relief efforts will be able to quickly respond and make a difference in the worst-hit areas.
- Pray for the 4VEH team in Les Cayes, at the main broadcast centre in Cap-Haïtien