I've just completed two very intense weeks as chair of the Haiti Event Response Team. Our job was to monitor the situation and determine if security conditions allowed for our missionaries to remain in Haiti. That job is finished now that aid is begining to flow into Haiti and there are sufficient security forces on the ground there. However, as I wrote to one of our missionaries, "Our job is done, but yours is just beginning." Over the months and years to come there will be lots of work for our Haiti team, which is called Sous Espwa (Source of Hope). They will continue to point to Jesus as the one source of Hope for Haiti. A lot of aid has been poured into Haiti over the years. It seems like, once the immediate relief needs are met, this is a good time to reconsider how North Americans can best contribute to Haiti in Jesus' name. What are your thoughts on how that ought to be different in the future than it has been in the past?
Haiti: Earthquake and Beyond
- Global Mission