"They Are Great!"
Sometimes a traveler lost in darkness will see the flicker of a candle in the distance and find the path. This is one such story-of hope rekindled in the midst of deep despair.
Joy and hope shine from the eyes of children in Lambert, Haiti. As people in their village spread the many benefits of the Moringa tree, hope for the future of all children in their area will continue to grow.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2007
Help poor by being partners,
BY JILL DOCKING
I lived my life as a statement, until I met someone whose life asked a question.
Back when my life was a statement, I appeared to “have it made.” I had a successful career, family, financial security… all that I had been told would bring true happiness. So why wasn’t I truly happy?
Victor's face shone with pride and anticipation. The sun beamed gold beauty on the mountains surrounding him. The lines on his face deepened as he smiled with excitement, watching dozens of uniformed school children hike up a dirt path carrying hoes and machetes to the field where he stood.
It was a typically busy day when Daniel Louis dropped by my office. He was obviously distressed and just needed to talk. He shared with me that the Evangelical Baptiste School in his native area of Lambert, Haiti had to be closed due to a lack of chalk.
"Why?" I wondered aloud. "Why is the school going to be closed because of chalk?"
I want to share with you about my miraculous week in Nicaragua - my third trip there in the last eleven years. I traveled with my husband, Ken, and fellow members of the Huntington, Indiana Church of the Brethren to visit our sister church in Tisma, Nicaragua.
Glenna Stinson, president of "Trees for Life Haiti," experienced the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After helping people survive the aftermath of the disaster, she returned to her tree-planting activities the following spring. This blog contains her updates since the earthquake.
14 Months After the Earthquake
Glenna gives a brief summary of the past year, and shares about her recent trip to the USA -- her first time out of Haiti in eight years -- and her visit to the Trees for Life International office.