The Cross and Suffering

The Cross and Suffering

From February 2, 2023 Haiti makes it abundantly clear that poverty is painful. But far beneath the surface, you find the priceless seed of hope. Not just a fairy tale hope, but a gritty hope rooted in total dependency upon God. As I walked with the poor, I encountered my own true poverty and the radical truth of the Gospel:…

A Furnace of Transformation

A Furnace of Transformation

From February 1, 2023 I began work on a film in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in December 2009. Just weeks after I returned home, on January 10, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, demolishing most of the city, killing more than 300,000 people, and leaving a million-and-half people homeless. I returned to Haiti just days after the earthquake on a chartered plane…

Fearful Hearts

Fearful Hearts

From January 30, 2023 Last evening Gabens gave me an update on the situation on the ground. The weekend was peaceful…which was predictable. Cars were on the streets. Stores were open. On Saturday, Michel and Gabens were able to do some food shopping. On Sunday afternoon Gabens was able to drive to Santa Chiara for a few hours to check…

Italy v. Haiti

Italy v. Haiti

From January 29, 2023 Yesterday I sent a few friends and family the details of my trip to Rome and Assisi in March. But I also noted that if the current dramatic spike in the violence, protests, and insecurity have not diminished by March, I might be forced to cancel the trip and stay in Haiti to be with my…

Trouble in the Streets of P-au-P

Trouble in the Streets of P-au-P

From January 27, 2023 Late yesterday morning Stéphanie called me to say the streets were “agitated.” While I wastraveling to Florida on Wednesday, six policemen were gunned down and killed in Port-au-Prince. Yesterday, the police came out is force to protests the daily killing of policemen. Theflooded the streets and blocked all the major intersections. One employee who made it…

Back in Florida

Back in Florida

From January 26, 2026 Michel pulled up to the airport terminal at 8:35am. Officer Richard walked with me from the car and into the terminal. A uniformed cop recognized him. They exchanged a greeting. Richard walked me deep into the terminal to the end of a long waiting for the security check. Some guy pulled me off the line and…