Sustaining Support for Rebuilding Haiti Right

By Joanna Pritchard Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 In April I watched a Haitian boy lay on his belly on an improvised surfboard, paddling it through the turquoise Caribbean waters, the perfect way to cool off on a blazing hot day. The boy had … [Read more...]

A Soup Joumou Church Dinner: A Delicious Way to Help Haiti Replant and Renew

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] The new year is coming up, and with it, Haiti's independence day on January 1. This has been a brutal year for Haiti, … [Read more...]

Haiti in the time of Cholera: A Letter from Port-au-Prince

2010 Haitian presidential election street scene.

by Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Fight the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

A Haitian girl in the La Piste camp.

by Joanna and Rusty Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Depressing news on the phone this morning: a colleague in Haiti sent a team … [Read more...]

Conserving Soil and Building Economies in Haiti

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] by Rusty Pritchard Working hard to keep my balance, I followed a barefoot 60-year-old Haitian farmer up a mountain … [Read more...]

Lent in Haiti: A First-Hand Account of Hope after Devastation

by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Joanna Pritchard is a Flourish staff writer, community health advocate and mother of three in Atlanta, … [Read more...]

Under the Rubble: Haiti is Not “Done”

By Scott Sabin Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   The earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th was unimaginably devastating, killing as many as 200,000 people, utterly destroying Haiti’s fragile infrastructure, and demolishing some of its … [Read more...]

Cultivating Community: Slurp a Little Soup to Help Haiti Rebuild

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] For the next few weeks, Flourish’s Family Fun editor, Joanna Pritchard, will be in Haiti, using her Haitian Creole … [Read more...]

The Real Truth about Haiti and What Your Church Can Do Now and in the Future

by Joanna Pritchard and Rusty Pritchard Going green as a church is an important thing to do. Getting outside is healthy and restorative. Recycling is sensible. Planting churchyard gardens that provide food for neighbors in need is huge. But if … [Read more...]