“Karen, I’m sorry but I can’t go to Haiti with you guys,” I wrote on November 19, 2009.
Karen, who works for Compassion International in Canada, asked me to co-lead the trip that would show Canadian pastors how Compassion was partnering with churches in Port-au-Prince to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the city’s most impoverished children.
As much as I wanted to spend time with my friend Karen and the children Compassion serves, I told her I was traveling a great deal in the weeks leading up to her trip in January.
”I’m trying to imagine what my family and I will be needing after all that [travel] and I don’t think a trip to Haiti would be the wisest commitment to make.”
Then the earth shook on January 12, 2010.
Karen was in Port-au-Prince and I was safe at home.