Meet Alicia, wife, mom, and all around strong, beautiful woman. Alicia and her husband were my team leaders in my young adults group when I first began serving. Under their leadership, I gained a better picture of servant leadership, braving my comfort zone, and intentionally engaging with people I don’t know for the sake of sharing the gospel. Alicia visited Haiti not long after the earthquake, and, as is usual in this tiny country, her heart was shaken and broken for what breaks the Lord’s heart.
Hopeless. Sorrow. Confusion. Extreme Poverty. Anger. Why not destroy it all?
When I saw the endless poverty and despair that is Haiti, my heart was deeply saddened. Deeply saddened. I truly wondered why God didn’t just destroy it all in the earthquake so that no more children would have to suffer. So that no more mothers would needlessly have a child or even carefully have a child that she couldn’t feed, cloth, shelter and teach sufficiently. From village to village we saw very sick children, orphans, badly wounded or disfigured children and adults, and stealing, angry mobs. How will this ever get better?