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Millions in Haiti remain displaced by the Jan. 12 earthquake, and little is being done by the government to help them. Small organizations are spending their money well in rubble removal, reconstruction, etc. etc., but the government is still unseen on the streets, for the most part.   …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
Millions in Haiti remain displaced by the Jan. 12 earthquake, and little
is being done by the government to help them. Small organizations are
spending their money well in rubble removal, reconstruction, etc. etc.,
but the government is still unseen on the streets, for the most part.
 
What if your entire family lived in a tent? No car, no bathrooms, no furniture, no kitchen. Just everybody together in the same tent.
 
What would it be like to live in a tent city? What would you do to make ends meet without a job?
 
In a recent blog, I introduced you to Carl, an AIM staff member in Haiti who lost his house and everything he owned in the earthquake. Here he talks about how people manage life in a tent city. Imagine if you were his neighbor. How would you live your life?

Comments (5)

  • This speaks to my heart more than anything I’ve heard come out of haiti. This is where I want to be, why I want to GO.

  • Thanks for sharing this. I have seen it first hand and yet still struggle with the reality of what and how they are living.

    Watching the video, before Carl said it at the end, I was reminded of the many times my Haitian brothers and sisters have told me they don’t want to be handed fish, but to taught how to fish.

    I can’t help think right now of the Good Samaritan and how whether we physically live next to Carl or not we are called to live and act as his neighbor in his time of need.

  • I don’t want to forget. Thank you for continuing to post and shine light on Haiti, Swaziland, the lost and the found. I’ll continue to pray for your teams abroad and the work at home…and all of the folks who may or may not encounter AIM, etc.-but need that touch-the hands and feet of this unseen God.

  • Americans and others have short attention spans. Thanks for shining the light on this sadness and offering options for a practical response.

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