An amazing story of light in the midst of darkness in Haiti

Bill Manassero has posted a story you have to read. Check it out here. Haiti is in chaos because of suspected election fraud. There is rioting and looting in the streets. Child Hope's orphanage is in temporary lock-down for safety's sake. Cholera is still in full swing. There is rubble everywhere from the January earthquake. Darkness is blanketing the land.

(To the right is a photo taken by Rod and Brittany Meadth, friends of mine and long-time volunteers at Child Hope. Their blog is here.)

Now zoom in, Google Earth style, from Port-au-Prince to one of the area's many tent cities. A teenage girl is being held against her will as a slave by a group of men. More smothering darkness.

Into this despair and darkness, the light breaks through. God liberates and saves. It's as if he is saying, "I'm still here. I'm still working to free the oppressed. Rioting does not tie my hands."

As I read Bill's story, I think not only of the greatness of God but also how Ivens and others had to be willing to be God's hands, even in the midst of danger. God works miracles through people who are willing to get involved.

"And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness could not overcome it" (John 1:5).

For more information on Bill & Susette Manassero and Child Hope International, go to


Popular Posts

Two signs that someone is humble

A test of your relationship with God

Justice, political correctness and offending people -- what would Jesus do?

Ten essential Dallas Willard quotes

Mother Teresa's turning point