Hurricane Matthew

Many prayers are already being offered for persons in the path of Hurricane Matthew, estimated to be the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic in the last nine years.

Sara Tarpley is among those praying. She makes, “a special prayer request for the prisoners and military force at Guantanamo and in particular for our younger son Matthew, who is deployed there with a public affairs unit of the Tennessee National Guard. He was able to communicate with our older son earlier [Monday]. It sounds as if little provision has been made for the safety of those at Guantanamo, whether military or detainees. I heard on the news earlier [Monday] that nonessential employees and their families have been evacuated. We are seriously concerned.”

Meanwhile, Week of Compassion will be in constant contact with its partners on the developing situation in Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas and other islands impacted by Matthew. Joining Sara, Week of Compassion and others, Lord, hear our prayers….