Matthew by Doug Bradbury

Can I level with you? Most of you know that the masses in Haiti have created a path to live by each day, finding the courage to walk forward in the midst of challenges you and I rarely face. Trickle down aid from the estimated 10,000 NGOs (non- government organizations, including mission organizations) present in Haiti have had little impact in the midst of the crushing despair.  Then along comes Hurricane Matthew, which seemed like another twisted fate imposed on a lovely, strong, energetic people that we love deeply. 

Last month, Jeff, Danny, and I headed to Haiti meet with Jules and Lenord. We were not prepared for the devastation that we encountered.

In St. Martin, the small picturesque houses that we remembered lining the ocean side of the road were, for the most part, gone.  In many cases, a cement pad was all that remained of homes that once were places of births, celebrations, laughter, and life. Lenord, a.k.a. “The Basket Man,” was right in his initial estimate that eight of every ten trees had been pulled out of the ground. Mango, coconut, avocado, and breadfruit trees were gone. So were the leaves that used to offer shade from the hot Caribbean sun. 

As we traveled from home to home, families shared their own stories of the terror brought on by Matthew.  

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Doug Bradbury

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies,
Geneva College
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