Yes, Hunter realizes that he is being slightly overdramatic with that answer. After all, we can think of tons of things this country needs. Will these things ever "save" the country as a whole? No. But we can save a few people at at time and pray that God will use them to help save others. In the case of the CHCH, we are responsible for changing the lives of 62 kids. Raising them doesn't help the whole country, but it helps a few.
So as abundantly blessed churches in America, what is our responsibility? In a country full of hopelessness, what can we do to help? And how do we help without doing more damage than has already been done? What in the world does God want us to do here?
Watch this video from one of our favorite authors Bob Lupton. His book Toxic Charity has messed with out minds as missionaries on many occasions. He is also rather blunt on what works and what doesn't. And his honestly, although sometimes hard to digest, has made us re-examine our position here in Haiti many times. We have applied much of his advice to the way we help- and in some cases don't help- people down here.
Anyway, Lupton poses a question at the end of the short clip- a question that can be directed to his previous stats on mission work in Haiti. Please watch and share your thoughts below. What is your answer to his question: "What is wrong with the picture?"