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Making a Difference in Haiti

One of the huge benefits of the last ten days’ flurry of emails, phone calls, prayer meetings and blog posts has been connecting with some remarkable people who have been working in Haiti long term.

Most of the church is new to the dance in Haiti.  Most of America was surprised to learn that it shared an island with the Dominican Republic.  Our ignorance doesn’t mean we’re not sincere in our desire to help….but it does mean that we need to find the people doing the stuff and learn before we start making suggestions about how much better the wheel would be if we could get our hands on redesigning it.

I’ve had some back and forth in the last week with the board of directors of Hope for the Children of Haiti, an orphanage in Bolosse, a poor area of Port-au-Prince.  Understand, calling something a ‘poor area of Port-au-Prince’ is like saying ‘a dusty portion of Oklahoma’.

The HTC-Haiti vision grew out of Marion Austin, a remarkable woman who, upon her retirement from the US military at the age of 67, decided to make her way to Haiti to make a difference.   At one point she ran a feeding program that cared for 1500 children daily.  Eventually she teamed with another leader in the city to renovate a 3 story school building.  It was a beautiful building….’before’, as they say.

Presently, the 20+ orphans from HTC are sleeping outside.  It’s not safe in the building.  They are primarily older now – ages 12-20 – but have been raised together since they were small children.  They are a community unto themselves, and with our  help, they will take care of themselves and thir land.

Ms. Austin’s vision was that ‘her kids’ would transform the land of Haiti…that pouring into their lives was pouring into the destiny of a nation.  Last night, that destiny slept outside….but I still believe she’s right.

Pray for Hope for the Children, their board, and the days that they face.


One Response

  1. WOW!!!!! I am in tears right now.

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