A Stumble Can Move You Forward

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I was sitting in my parish church on Sunday, January 12, 2020. I was listening to the congregation and choir sing a setting of Psalm 29. As I listened to the wording of the Psalm, it rather shocked me to know that the Psalmist was describing an Earthquake on the very anniversary of the devasting destruction that killed over 300,000 Haitians within 35 seconds.

Thankful

Thanksgiving

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All of us at Forging Futures are grateful for you. For your willingness to love Haiti. For your willingness to be generous. Simply put, without you there is simply no Forging Futures. That is why we are grateful for you.

Trip Postponed

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I had hoped to travel to Haiti in mid September in order to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the founding of our schools in Mathieu. My daughter-in-law, Megen, a professional photographer and videographer, was planning to accompany me in order …

An Oath for Compassionate Service

An Oath for Compassionate Service

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When I was a young boy of elementary school age, I devoted one summer to raising money for a local charity. There was a large used clothing reception center in our neighborhood and on the large bins placed to receive …

Every Day Is a Beautiful Day in Haiti.

Every Day Is a Beautiful Day

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Haiti is a mess. That is nothing new. I suppose it has always been a mess. The tragic sadness of this comment is intensified when one realizes that Haiti is the second oldest Republic in our hemisphere. She declared herself …