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.

Ten Years Later…

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Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010—leveling parts of Port-au-Prince, Léogâne (the epicenter), and the surrounding areas, and leading to thousands of deaths. Author Edwidge Danticat (who spent most of his …



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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.

Third Annual Hawgin’ for Haiti

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Join us for this fun BBQ to support feeding, educating and empowering Haitian children. We’ll have whole hog, brisket, BBQ chicken tacos and ribs smoked by award-winning BBQ pitmasters Tenacious Q and Craft BBQ. $30 per person or $100 per …

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 …