Good News From Haiti | Joe Knittig, GO Project CEOGO Project
Hello, GO Family. Just a quick Haiti update and some perspective…
Things calmed down rather quickly after the protests I wrote about here.
The government and people in Haiti are sorting through their challenges. Every child in the care of our local church partners remains secure and unharmed. Our employees at LIFE missed only two days of work because of the protests. Our vision trips are a “go” — all good.
It’s important for us to pay attention to varying social climates in Haiti, and even more important to dig into the “why” behind these situations. When we do so in humility, we learn more about ourselves and our own human condition — and we grow.
Resetting our perspective
It’s also healthy to reset perspective. The only time Haiti gets press is when something goes wrong, and select images paint a picture not at all depictive of the total beauty. Consider this…
- I’ve been blessed to visit Haiti well over 50 times without incident. It’s one of my favorite places on earth. We’ve led thousands on trips to experience the beauty and culture, and it’s been positively life changing for those thousands. Why? The people.
- You are more likely to be a victim of violent crime visiting the city of Chicago than you are visiting the nation of Haiti.
- If you visit Chicago to go to the museum, you are likely to avoid certain areas at certain times — common sense. The same is true in Haiti. And every other place on earth.
Experience Haiti with us
I want to encourage you now, more than ever, to double down on the hope, beauty, and possibility of the people of Haiti.
Know that (1) our excellent team in Haiti will love to serve and care for you from wheels down to wheels up, and (2) our team closely monitor conditions, such as weather patterns, demonstrations, etc., and will err on the side of caution to postpone trips when necessary.
I hope you’ll join us on a trip to Haiti (or even India or Lebanon!) this year.
Thanks for your friendship!