Friday, February 19, 2010
Yesterday I went to a meeting with Senator Johanns and two other groups who had also been in Haiti. During the meeting one of the attendees made the comment that where they were on the Dominican side of the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was Hell. I remember thinking to myself that not once did I think of describing Haiti that way. Despite the fact that downtown Port-au-Prince looked as if a bomb had exploded, despite all the dead and wounded amputees, and despite all the chaos, I never thought to myself, "I'm in Hell." I have seen nothing worse in my life than the sites I encountered in Haiti, and I still wouldn't qualify Haiti as "Hell on earth" because to me, Hell is a place devoid of all hope. And Haiti, albeit crippled, is a place full of hope, full of promise, full of gratitude for the help received thus far, and full of beautiful people.
But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish. Psa 9:18
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Pedal to support Haiti on Feb. 12
On Feb. 12, Prairie Life Fitness Center at Midtown Crossing will host "Strength for Haiti," an indoor cycling challenge that will raise money for the UNMC Haitian Relief and Outreach Fund.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Bryan Bader, a trauma nurse from The Nebraska Medical Center, was among 13 members of UNMC's first volunteer deployment to Haiti.