Located between Puerto Rico and British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands includes about 352 square km spread across three larger and 50 smaller islands. Tourism is the mainstay of the economy, with over 2 million visitors to the tiny islands every year. They also have one of the largest oil refineries in the world. The former Danish colony was purchased by the USA in 1917. It is a self-governing unincorporated US territory. They have the same freedom of religion as in the USA. In 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed the U.S. Virgin Islands as Category 5 storms destroying many buildings and the power grid. After that, many people moved to the US mainland to seek job opportunities and […]
Turks & Caicos Islands are an archipelago of 30 coral islands at the southeastern end of the Bahamas.  90% of the people are African Caribbean, but many include undocumented immigrants fleeing from Haiti.  The islands are a territory of the UK, however issues with drug trade significantly affect the islands’ administration.  The majority religion is Christian Protestant, although most of the undocumented Haitians are Catholic so the exact numbers are not known. As much as 25% of the population live below the poverty line, despite a growing economy in tourism and offshore finance.  Pray that the Christian church will unite and have opportunities to help the people advance for the betterment of the entire population of the islands.
Trinidad and Tobago are two islands off the coast of Venezuela. Oil and gas provide half the export earnings, and low inflation and a growing tourist sector make it the strongest Caribbean economy. However, as the nation becomes a major transshipping site, there is a rising concern over drugs. The islands have religious freedom for all, with the majority being Christian, followed by Hindu. Yet there is little cohesion between churches and denominations. The South Asian community, largely originating from North India, is the largest Christian group in the Caribbean, and many Hindus and some Muslims have converted to Christianity. Pray for unity among the churches and Christian groups so that they may spread the message of hope and light […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.