Haiti (MNN) — Heavy rain and flooding killed three people in northern Haiti last week. To make matter worse, many Haitians now face starvation due to crop damage.
Eva DeHart of For Haiti with Love says we have come to expect bad news from Haiti. “It goes from bad to worse and is seldom good. So it’s easier for people to ignore it than to try to create a solution for that much of a problem.”
But Christians, who serve the risen Jesus, shouldn’t see a hopeless cause in Haiti. For Haiti with Love has ordered a container of food, though it will take time to ship. DeHart says, “We can help with the pain of their burns. But right now, we can’t do anything about the pain from hunger. You pray with them, but you feel as helpless as they do sometimes. You want to do more, but you don’t have the resources to do it with.”
Pray the flooding would end and that the container of food would arrive soon. DeHart says, “It hasn’t quit raining. So it isn’t even beginning to dry out. You’re talking about people who are knee-deep in water when they’re in their own homes. And then there’s a food shortage because the farmer’s crops are all dying in the fields. So there’s no produce coming in from the countryside.”
The header photo shows flooding in Haiti from 2014. (Photo courtesy of United Nations Photo on Flickr)