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Inspiring story from CNN’s Belief blog today on two Haitian friends reunited after the January quake for the first time.

The arduous trip begins from a city on fire.

Falone Maxi steps into the white Nissan Patrol, a small back nylon
bag and an Avis car rental map of Haiti in hand. She is determined to
continue her journey with this important trip north, even amid the
post-election turmoil in her homeland.

Almost a year after a devastating earthquake, angry Haitians are
hurling tragedy’s rubble into the streets, setting tires, buildings and
campaign signs ablaze.

The political unrest delayed Maxi’s trip by a day. But on this
gloomy morning in December, the air thick with impending rain, she was
up before daybreak to call the driver.

“Are we going today? What time will you pick me up?”

She awoke with the kind of nervous excitement that the wife of a
soldier returning from war might feel. She has waited 11 long months to
see Mica Joseph, the woman who now means more to her than her own
sister.

Read the rest here.

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DILLON
BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith.
Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has
investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books
include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J.
Powell), and Thirst No More (October 2011). Discover more at DillonBurroughs.org.

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