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Prayer Support for East Africa Amidst the Flood Crisis

As relentless rains wreak havoc across East Africa, our brothers and sisters face unprecedented challenges. The current crisis has impacted 23 out of Kenya’s 47 counties, resulting in catastrophic flooding that has destroyed infrastructure, submerged farmlands, and displaced thousands. Homes are underwater, and vital food crops have been swept away, leaving many in dire need.

In Tanzania, the devastation continues, with floods claiming at least 58 lives and displacing 126,000 individuals. The floods have also decimated over 75,000 farms, severely impacting food security and livelihoods. The situation is similarly dire in Burundi, where rising lake waters have submerged the economic hub of Bujumbura, halting business activities and displacing communities.

This flooding crisis comes shortly after global leaders at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi highlighted the urgent need to address the climate crisis, which is contributing to more frequent and severe weather events like these.

As Faith2Share, with several member organizations and supporters based in East Africa, we are deeply committed to offering prayer and support during these trying times. We urge our global community to join in prayer for those affected:

  • For the Displaced Families: Pray for their safety, emotional strength, and quick resettlement. May they find solace and support in the temporary shelters and ultimately, a place to call home again.
  • For the Aid Workers: Uphold the teams and volunteers in your prayers as they navigate difficult terrains and stretched resources to bring relief. Pray for their safety, health, and endurance.
  • For the Leaders and Decision-Makers: Seek divine wisdom and prompt action from those in positions of power. Pray they prioritize sustainable solutions to mitigate such disasters and effectively manage the crisis at hand.
  • For Climate Action: As the world grapples with climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution, let's pray for impactful and lasting global strategies to combat these issues, echoing the urgent need for real change as emphasized by leaders at the recent UN assembly.

In this moment of hardship, we are reminded of the profound power of community and faith. Let us stand together, in prayer and action, to support our East African members and all affected by these devastating floods. Your prayers and support are more critical now than ever—as we reach out to those in distress, let us also reach up in fervent prayer for hope and renewal across East Africa.

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