Haiti After The Earthquake - The State Of The Union

All my life I've been hearing that "Haitien pa gen tet ansanm" (Haitians don't get along) and it took an earthquake to realize that this is absolutely false.


Haiti - Change You Can Believe In

I cried when I saw Haitians using their fingers to rescue their brothers and sisters after a terrible disaster when they had plenty of time to run away.

I cried when I saw Haitian step away from the rubble during an aftershock and step right back in when it was over to save someone's life.

I cried when I saw a group of Haitian Christians give the little bit of money they know they will need in the weeks to come in order to help the less fortunate.

I cried when I learned about that Haitian man who never gave up; day after day, calling his wife's name, "Jeannette!" until she finally responded...

I cried some more when she said "Even if I die, I love you so much. Don't you forget it," It makes me realize that love can save a life; his love saved her life, and love is what the Haitian spirit is all about.

Yes many people died on the earthquake of January 12, 2010... 11 days after we celebrate our independence... 11... it reminds me of something that happened in my home away from home... Except...

This time it was not man made... Mother nature doesn't want to leave us alone... but thanks God... there are millions of people around the world who cares about the people of Haiti.

11... it's becoming the new Friday the 13th...

Every time something terrible happens to me, I always ask myself the same question:

"What am I supposed to learn from this?"

I hope each and everyone of you, my Haitian brothers and sisters, ask yourself that same question:

"What am I supposed to learn from this?"

I hope that the leaders of Haiti, the future leaders of Haiti, ask themselves that same question:

"What am I supposed to learn from this?"

I hope that WE THE PEOPLE of the Republic of Haiti can come up with ONE answer, the answer that will change our Haiti Cherie now and forever.

I believe it with all my heart that we all care, we are all in pain right now but now is the time to ask the key questions:

"What am I supposed to learn from this?"

"What are 'WE' going to do to make sure that Haiti can sustain the wrath of mother nature while minimizing human casualties"

The Haitian spirit... Wow... Now I know why I am so in love with my beloved Haiti cherie...

No wonder foreigners fall in love the minute they set foot in Haiti!

It's the Haitian spirit!

I love each and everyone of you and I hope that YOU, ME, WE THE PEOPLE of the Republic of Haiti, can once and for all get together to get Haiti cherie out of the whole that it has been in for too long.

We can do it

YES WE CAN!

I believe it now.

God bless you!

God bless the Republic of Haiti.

My name is Woodring Saint Preux and I said it.

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Jake The Snake says...

Pat Robinson is looking for attention and he doesnt care who he hurts in the process.

I have never heard anyone call budday a satan

but when it comes to Papap Dambalah Oh Yeah that's satan for sure

is this a black

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Delores Easthom says...

We all make mistakes, and I am sure Pat Robinson realizes that now. We are all sinners, saved by the grace of our Lord. Would Jesus have said that?

I don't think so. He would have loved them, prayed to the father, and said, go and sin no more.
More than ever, we need to remember what is said in Scriptures.

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Suz says...

God Bless our beutifull people.

We shall

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Andrew says...

We just started to donate 1$ from each purchase to Haiti.

Thanks to all good

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Mireille Singh says...

Very well said and true. I also am very disturbed by the Haitian policeman who shot 2 civilians because of 2 bags of rice. What is the meaning of this should guns be taking away from these police officers in Haiti..I was baffled in tears.How can they treat civilians and unarmed people that way..They need help and a lesson on humanity.

Truthfully, How can I trust the police officers with the people of

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Vanina says...

We are all children of one God. With His grace and guidance we will survive.

He will always guard us under his wings.

and protect us. I beleive in God's

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Guerline Henry says...

i love my haiti cherie u get u that right my brother.

i can wait to go back when evrithing its

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Marie says...

Beautifully written, Woodring.

I am already thinking how I can help in the future and making plans for it, However little you can do it helps people.

I think number one that Haitians around the world should start thinking about adopting some of these orphans that are going to be without parents in the near future, Americans and other foreigners are doing it, and so can

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Lala T says...

Thank you for the words of encouragement.

I strongly believe this is now the time for Haiti to get back on its feet. Yes we may have lost many family and friends.

However, one who believes in God will surely believe, he lead me to it and he will lead me through it! At this point is it not about the death of lives in Haiti but life after the deaths.

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Clnmike says...

That was beautiful, and the truth.

Haiti will pull through this like we have pulled through other tragedys.

Will still be

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