Pray for the people of as they face the possible effects of . Bishop David Roller reports Free Methodist churches and schools are preparing to open their doors for temporary shelter. Also pray the veers away from Haiti and neighboring islands.

Latest report from weather.com: intensified a little bit overnight. As of 5 am EDT Thursday, Tropical Storm Tomas was located about 315 miles to the southwest of Port-au Prince, Haiti. Tomas is forecast to intensify into a hurricane Friday morning as it passes just west of Haiti. Hurricane conditions could linger into Friday night or Saturday morning. Rainfall could total 5 to 10 inches with some amounts up to 15 inches possible in the mountains.