Hurricane Ike hits Cuba

It seems like Cuba can’t get a break lately. Yesterday I got an email from one of my friends down there asking us to pray for them as they face this deadly hurricane.

My students are spread all over the island, which means that last week as Gustav rolled through Pinar del Rio and Havana, I was praying for some specific people there.

Now, as the eastern part of the island is getting slammed by Ike, I have a whole new set of people who are in danger.

Having been there before, it makes me understand the danger a little more than just by seeing it on television. With many of the houses already standing for more than 50 years, the terms hurricane force winds and storm surge seem unreal. I don’t know how they will handle a natural disaster of this magnitude.

Please pray for Cuba and the people who are being affected by these terrible storms.