A little boy’s love for his mother, and how food shortages affect life in Haiti

By September 25, 2023

Haiti (MNN) — The United Nations Security Council could vote as early as this week to deploy a multinational police unit in Haiti. Led by Kenya and supported by United States logistics, the deployment would seek to end gang control of the nation.

Earlier this month, the U.S. embassy urged all remaining Americans to leave Haiti as quickly as possible.

Roseline DeHart with For Haiti with Love says, “I’ve taken over the mission work because of all the Americans leaving. There’s no short-term missions anymore; people are afraid to go down there.”

Months of chaos in the capital have exacerbated Haiti’s food crisis.

(Photo courtesy of For Haiti with Love)

“The people can’t afford [food.] Food was coming from the Dominican Republic, and then the borders totally closed so there’s no food coming from there either. Sometimes they’re only eating once a week and sometimes they don’t at all.”

For one little boy, seeing his mom cry was worse than starving.

“He [saw] his mom at home crying because she didn’t know how she was going to feed them.”

When he heard about For Haiti’s feeding program, DeHart says, “He came by himself in the [food] line so he could take some food to his mom so she would stop crying.”

For Haiti’s workers, of course, gave the boy a bag of food for himself and his mother. They were moved by the love of a son for his mother, and how the Lord put them in the right place at the right time to provide assistance.

“With this little boy, it was like God sent us to that place. Every time, we pick a different place. But it was God working because God wanted us to help that little boy and his mom.  It was God doing it totally.”

You can send help in the name of Jesus by giving to For Haiti. “We ask people to help us help the hurting and hungry people in Haiti like that little boy.”

Most importantly, please pray for Haiti and an end to the gang violence gripping the nation. Ask the Lord to use this time of turmoil to fix Haitians’ eyes on Him for provision.

Pray also for staff members at For Haiti, as the the pressure of maintaining ministry wears on them, that they would be emotionally and spiritually encouraged.








Header photo of the little boy receiving food from For Haiti with Love. (Photo courtesy of For Haiti with Love)