I’ve been feeling this for several years. This country has changed. It has been delivered from a darkness. I used to live for months without seeing anything that seemed like real progress. It was THAT bad…locally and nationally. Not anymore. Haitians seem so much more relaxed lately. There are positive signs everywhere you look. They see the signs as well. Our community is hugely affected by the road construction taking place. I don’t know what it’s like in other areas, but it seems to me things are different all over the island. When I watch Haitian TV, I see so many good things taking place. Today I saw a commercial where a policeman (off duty) is being driven by his wife. She gets stopped for traffic violations, and her husband does nothing. After the ticket she gets mad at him, saying he could have done something for her. His response is : “Baby, the law is the law. YOU broke the law, and YOU will pay even if I am a cop.”
An ad like that, to me, is a sign that this country is running from the corruption that made it such a dark place for so many years. What a blessing that is! Haiti is moving forward in beautiful ways.
Missionary in Haiti.