I was intending to blog more during my time here in Haiti but to be honest, I’m having information and emotional overload. I’m just taking everything in as I listen to people, drive around, meet relief workers, spending the nights on the roof and soaking in the sounds of the neighborhood, and hear the numerous stories of the Haitians we’re meeting.
There are so many stories from Haiti – a collective grief and hope.
Here’s one story from a gentleman named James who is working as a translator for World Concern. I’ve really enjoyed meeting him and hearing a glimpse of his story.
James is fortunate to be alive. On the day of the earthquake, he was late for his university classes and thus, he was not in his university when the building collapsed during the quake. Unfortunately, many including his teachers, classmates, and his mother did not survive the quake.
Hear his story and consider his words:
“The real work starts now…”
We can’t do that work for Haiti or for James. They have to do that work but the question is, “How can we come alongside our Haitian brothers and sisters?”