Friday, June 4th, 2010
“Want to go with me to the worst place in the city? To Citė Soleil?” John McHoul asked us.
“Sure,” we said. “We’ll go wherever you want to take us.
The ministries have primarily been focused on improving the lives of women and children in areas accessible to their ministry center. But these days, John is finding his heart and dreams being pulled to the desperate lives in Citė Soleil.
At this point John is visiting, asking people there what they need, and praying for insight.
When we went with him, he visited 2 tin workers trying to put together details that might lead to providing corrugated for at least some of the houses that right now have little protection from rain.
One of the great challenges is that the people on one side of the garbage-strewn canal consider those on the other side to be rivals.
John’s visit sparked a shouting “tug of war,” competing for his attention and presence. Each side wants him to work only on their side, and if they perceive he’s paying too much attention to the other side, they’ll do what they can to cause disruption
Afterward, John shook his head and quoted a Haitian proverb, “What the cockroach can’t eat, he spoils.”
You can see more photos from Citė Soleil.
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