Hope in HaitiRich Stigall
Trace Thurlby, Live from Haiti
Can life change in six weeks? We know it can. Decisions become moments. Moments build into momentum, and life turns. We experience it personally. Haiti is experiencing it now.
It’s been six weeks since I’ve been back. When I stepped off the plane today, things were obviously better. From baggage claim to air quality, life is improving, but some things were still the same.
Rain still makes mud, and many people still endure in makeshift tents. With all the aid, this is especially mind-numbing and maddening. Yet, our team of 14 came with eyes wide open.
We’re from all four time zones and our ages span four decades. Despite our diversity, we all came to give and receive the love of a child. The joy of watching Hannah, my nine-year-old, play with her Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ far transcends my ability to describe it.
Yes, the battle still rages – hope and heartache in Haiti – but in the hearts of children we see that God can make all things new…and we are more than grateful. Nos Remen Ou! (We love you!)