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My friends at Compassion International have launched a great site to share stories of God at work in Haiti since last year’s earthquake. I’ve included an excerpt below, but please click through to the site to see the entire line of stories and videos of what is happening.
 

-Dillon

haiti.jpgContagious Hope
by Brandy Campbell

Most of my trips with Compassion are filled with hope. The poverty I
see on these trips is tempered with stories of hope and healing and
perseverance.

But my trip to Haiti was different. The stories of hope weren’t as
evident. Instead of going out and hearing stories of rebuilding and joy,
I sat at our hotel and read reports of political unrest on CNN. By the
end of that first day, I felt restless and unsettled.

I needed to see hope.

I prowled our hotel grounds looking for it. But all I found was soggy
political fliers and deflated Christmas decorations. I peered through
the gates, but all I saw was a group of women and children sitting on
the low cement wall that surrounded the tent city across the street.

Hope wasn’t as easy for me to find in Haiti as I had anticipated. But I did eventually find it.

I found hope in the Compassion employee and his wife who are moving
to Haiti this month to help oversee the rebuilding process. I saw it in
his joy, and his love for the Haitian people. I saw it in the Creole he
spoke to the hotel staff and the private jokes they shared that the rest
of us couldn’t understand. In his willingness to uproot his life and
live in a city he loves. In a country that feels forgotten, he
remembered.

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). Discover more at DillonBurroughs.org.

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