Thank you to those who have been praying for those affected by Hurricane Irma over the last couple of weeks. We’ve been spending the week trying to reach Alberto, our station director in Cuba. Last night (September 14, 2017), he sent word that he and his family are safe.
“We were without power and phone service all the week since last Friday morning. I thank God, my whole family is safe and doing well. We have not had any damages to the office and our home. We only had very strong winds, but almost no rain. Havana suffered with floods, but just in areas far from ours.”
From the limited reports we’ve received so far, we know that a church that has been active in TWR’s ministry has lost their roof completely. Many people lost their homes. The north shore of the island had a lot of destruction.
“Thank for your prayers and concern. I guess many Cubans will face difficulties in the days to come with provisions and materials to rebuild their houses. Churches are trying to help and providing meals for the people. As you can imagine, many listeners have been affected, but I haven’t had ways to call them or visit at the moment. These have been very frustrating and difficult days, trying to know about the people we know and love, but just praying and trusting in the Lord.”
Power and phone service returned to the office in Cuba late Thursday (September 14) afternoon. “Praise the Lord. I was afraid it would take more time. God has been good to us!!!”
Please continue to pray for Cuba and all those affected by Hurricane Irma. Continue to pray also, over the coming days as Hurricane Jose is expected to produce high surf and life-threatening rip currents along portions of the US East coast.