Every trip to Haiti comes with its share of challenges, lessons learned, epiphanies, stumbles and joy… pretty much like everyday life. As I’ve noted in previous articles from this year’s mission, for all those who travel to serve (whether it’s around the neighborhood or around the world) it’s important to remember: we need those whom we serve as much as, if not more than, they need us.
We arrived, parked at the base of the mountain, and carried our materials up to the house we would be working on that day. The folks from the church had brought our tools down and were waiting when we arrived. After greeting the family, we discussed the project and how they (the family) wanted the system to work...
One question I am frequently asked is, “Is it any better?”
Inquirers want to know if, seven years on from a devastating earthquake, I’ve seen any improvement in the quality of life for the Haitian people. The answer, as we are prone to say in today’s modern world is, “It’s complicated.”