1/14/2011

Good News story from Haiti

We get lots of stories these days about how bad things are in Haiti and how nothing has changed. But here is a story that is full of hope. It is written by an Episcopalian and is about the remarkable recovery of a small village, Bigonet, tucked away in the mountains  between Leogane and Jacmel. Anne Olson has been working with people from St. James Episcopal Church in Minneapolis who are in partnership with Legliz Bonne Nouvelle Episcopale in Bigonet. It is a witness to the resiliency and hope there is in Haiti. She writes,

"Conversations in Bigonet, and later in Port-au-Prince, make clear that Haitians know that much of the world looks at them with near disdain. They grieve the absence of good government. They yearn for a president and officials who will value education, fair distribution of wealth, reforestation and the future of healthy families. But they know only too well the unlikelihood of that happening in the foreseeable future. In the meantime they do what they have to do — in their own small corners of the world."

Read the whole thing, HERE.

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