A positive story from Haiti...

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Re: A positive story from Haiti...

Post by Gelin_ » Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:55 pm

[quote]...A 'movement,' not a charity

Jean describes his motivation for starting Yéle Haiti in broad terms. "I think what happens is you're born and you die, but there's this little space in the middle and from that little space emerge some of the greatest people with the greatest responsibilities. How did I get to that space? I don't know. <u>My dad was a minister so he was always talking to us about giving</u>....[/quote]

Maybe his Dad was inspired by texts like these:

<i>And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself <u>but is not rich toward God</u>."
- Luke 12:19-21.

<u>For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it</u>...Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. <u>Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share</u>. - 1 Timothy 6:7, 17, 18. </i>

gelin

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