We sponsor a five year old girl named Chrisderline Bien-Amie, who lives near Port-au-Prince. In the months following the earthquake we’d heard nothing from her. But recently we were relieved to receive two letters her brother wrote for her, passing along pictures she’d drawn for us and telling us that she was alive and well.
In the letters she mentions the earthquake, and in one she asks if we have earthquakes here.
It is hard for me to imagine how a five year old girl gets her head around something like that.
Her letters help us to remember Haiti. If a few million Americans took a personal interest in the well being of kids like Chrisderline, Haiti would rise from darkness and despair. I hope and pray that happens.