As times goes on, the political situation in Haiti worsens. The country is paralyzed. No schools are open, no public transportation, no banks, no market days and most churches are closed.
At issue: the resignation of the President. 20+ political parties are fighting by paying some of the poorest of the poor to take to the streets all over Haiti requesting the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The reasons are: high cost of living, corruption and a lack of security.
Mr. Moise, a hand pick of his predecessor (Michel Martelly) came to power to fight corruption. But it is almost impossible to succeed when Haiti doesn’t even know what it looks like to live without corruption.
Some of the heavyweight business donors propelled Mr. Moise to power with their deep pockets, and now they don’t like his reforms and therefore are now retaliating against him at all cost.
Haiti is in dire need for a leader who simply cares for the country and its people. Period. To see tangible progress in Haiti will take many years, but at least people need to feel safe to tackle their daily tasks.
Christmas is around the corner, and it will be a perfect opportunity to shine the light of Christ in the lives our beloved Haitian brothers and sister in one of their darkest hours.
“What can I do?”, you ask. I’m scheduled to go to Haiti once again this Christmas. As I go, I’m asking for your help so we can bless our helpers, interpreters, drivers and security staff. We would also ask you not to forget the needy babies at the hospital in dire need of some lifesaving formula.
Due to the situation on the field, I’ll not have a team with me, but with your help I’ll be delighted to have four feeding stations or more to feed as many kids and adults as possible. Since I’ll be limited with bags, I will take some toys with me, but may have to purchase most of the toys in Haiti.
This Christmas, please make a difference by sending Christ’s love and yours to the needy in Haiti. Please donate now, or send your life-saving contributions (payable to BEM) to: PO BOX 6060 Wallingford, CT 06492.
I know Haiti’s best days are still ahead. Let’s not be discouraged in well doing. Now more than ever before, your support is critical to the needs in Haiti.
Thank you in advance for your kind generosity.