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In which nou pa ont oublié, we have not forgotten you, Haiti.

Three years today since the earthquake in Haiti. Nou pa ont oublié. We have not forgotten.

And today, the school you helped to build with Help One Now begins.

It seems fitting for the Legacy Project ground breaking to begin on the same day that the ground shook three years ago.

It’s a day for hope, a day for rejoicing in the work that Haiti has done to lift herself up and onward, to celebrate the tremendous strength and dignity of Haitians.

As Chris Marlow said this morning, “We mourn the devastation and rejoice in the progress. In the midst of pain, Haitians have rallied together to bring hope to their country.”

We are a small part of that hope rising, and it’s such a privilege, isn’t it?

Such a beautiful sight.

 

To read all of my posts about Haiti, click here.

Haiti, social justice
  • lindseyfoj

    “We mourn the devastation and rejoice in the progress. In the midst of pain, Haitians have rallied together to bring hope to their country.” <– That totally sums up how I feel.

    Today was the first anniversary that I did not feel compelled to write about THAT day, and for that, I am thankful. The people there that day, and their families, myself and my family included were irrevocably changed in that minute 3 years ago, and yet somehow we move forward and march on. The first time I went "back home" after the quake was 10 months later as I had been living in Africa at the time. People mark time there much like American do with 9/11. They would ask me…."Were you here for the quake?" I would say, "No!" And then they would tell me their story. I remember thinking in those interactions, "Everyone has a story, a line in the sand for this day." For better or for worse, Haiti was changed. I like to think for the better because so many people and ministries are pouring love and prayers and finances into this impoverished nation and for that I am thankful.

    {I guess I had more words than I thought…but I think sharing them here is enough…for now anyway….}

  • http://www.wormwoodsdoxy.blogspot.com/ Doxy

    Sarah, I am a relatively new reader, and I wanted to share a blog post of a friend with you. Mark Harris is an Episcopal priest who has worked off and on in Haiti for years. Yesterday, he posted about a requiem mass for those who died in the earthquake and it made me think of you:

    The Episcopal Church of Haiti: Resurrection reality

    That you so much for what you are trying to do there.

    Regards,

    Doxy