Monday, January 18, 2010

Update on Roberta

Roberta has made a successful run to the Dominican Republic for supplies. Manna Global Ministries (MGM) has provided the supplies and transported them to the border. MGM has a crew of looooong time Haiti missionaries, including some of the people we met the first time we went there almost 20 years ago.

This relief effort will be a "long haul." Some folks will stick it out and others will fade away as soon as there is another crisis somewhere in the world. Haiti needs some big picture problem solvers who will challenge Haiti's assumptions about itself and the world's assumptions about Haiti.

I like David Brooks' take on it from this morning's NY Times:

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