Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rememberance

One year and a day ago the end of the world seemed imminent for those in Port au Prince.
For close to 300,000 souls, it was.

http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/0121-haiti-earthquake-morgue-full/7252349-1-eng-US/0121-Haiti-Earthquake-morgue-full_full_600.jpgOutcry from the global community was overwhelming. Yet, as things tend to go, the corruption in the government and corporate community kept most of that money from ever seeing its intended target. The interest earned on the donated money is burning executives' pockets as we speak. I can only wonder what a just reprisal might be for such heinous crimes against humanity.

And still the people carry on. The strength of the Haitian soul is undeniable. It is that little kid, barefoot, and working in the noon sun, that carries the hope of the nation. His future is not laid in stone.

I pray for Haiti with my kids. We pray for justice and hope. We pray for opportunity, economic and social. We pray for healing, emotional and physical. We pray for the world, especially those in the west, to remember their neighbors in need and sacrifice of themselves to make a difference.



Please take a moment to watch this work of my friend Bryn Mooser, who lives in Port au Prince and takes part in relief and reconstruction there. He and David Darg worked hard to bring you this amazing 30 minute documentary on Haiti. It is a beautiful film that I am pleased to share with you. 

SUN CITY PICTURE HOUSE from David Darg & Bryn Mooser on Vimeo.