Our team that went to Haiti returned late Friday night (View their Tumblr account). We heard amazing reports all during the day yesterday. The biggest theme that I’ve detected from this group so far is that poverty is more complicated than they ever knew. They saw that the only way to end poverty in Haiti would be to have a total social reform from the ground up. I’m so glad they went, and my prayer is that the Spirit would continue to take this group of people and use them to bring about change in our congregation and community for these kinds of issues.
I read an article this morning that matched up with much of the things they were saying. It was written in 1990 and has only become more true in the past twenty-five years. It’s worth reading. http://www.context.org/iclib/ic27/orr/