Funeral held for assassinated Haiti president

By July 23, 2021

Haiti (MNN) — Two weeks ago, Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his home. Today, the country holds his funeral.

Kate Michel with Radio 4VH, a Trans World Radio partner in Haiti, says, “The city of Cap-Haitian is where that ceremony and that process will happen. People are preparing there. But there’s also a real sense of grief and shock over what has happened, and a sense of being in limbo as to what this means for Haiti next.”

Haiti’s future

This week, Haiti got a new prime minister: Ariel Henry. President Moise appointed him before the assassination, but his installment got delayed in the confusion.

So far, the assassination hasn’t led to widespread unrest in Haiti. Michel says, “Hopefully that will mean there will be opportunities for people to work together in a more peaceful way to resolve the issues that need to be resolved.”

Pray Haitian Christians can be a witness to the hope of the risen Jesus during this tumultuous time. Michel says, “That’s something that we see in Haitian believers. They are very aware that God is with them, sustaining them today. And they thank God for that. As others who don’t know Christ yet see that witness, we pray that people will come to the Lord.”

 

 

The header image shows the former President of Haiti Jovenel Moise touring hurricane damage in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)