The Day the Earth Moved Haiti

What these stories will tell you is that in spite of all the suffering and lack in Haiti, the Haitians are a people of hope.

Author: Elaine Hughes

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 1613466358

Category: History

Page: 318

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Panic. Fear. Terror. Disbelief. Grief.All these words and more encompass the feelings the people of Haiti experienced during and after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010. In a country that is already poverty stricken, the earthquake created even more havoc. Medical and nonmedical missionaries from all over the world rushed to their aid in the weeks and months following the earthquake. The Day the Earth Moved Haitishows the life of the Haitians both before and after the earthquake. It takes you through the devastation with interviews with the missionaries, articles from the doctors who served, photographs of Port-au-Prince, and poetry from those unable to go to Haiti directly. What these stories will tell you is that in spite of all the suffering and lack in Haiti, the Haitians are a people of hope. Their stories will encourage and inspire you even as they move your heart.All the proceeds from The Day the Earth Moved Haitiwill go to three organizations that deal directly with helping the people of Haiti: Hope for Haiti Foundation, Compassion Weavers, and the Ryan Epps Children's Home.

Disasters Vulnerability and Narratives

Paul Brodwin, Medicine and Morality in Haiti: The Contest for Healing Power (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ... B. Thompson and Lynne C. Wigent entitled The Day the Earth Moved Haiti: From Havoc to 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55.

Author: Kasia Mika

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351403030

Category: Science

Page: 234

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This book uses narrative responses to the 2010 Haiti earthquake as a starting point for an analysis of notions of disaster, vulnerability, reconstruction and recovery. The turn to a wide range of literary works enables a composite comparative analysis, which encompasses the social, political and individual dimensions of the earthquake. This book focuses on a vision of an open-ended future, otherwise than as a threat or fear. Mika turns to concepts of hinged chronologies, slow healing and remnant dwelling. Weaving theory with attentive close-readings, the book offers an open-ended framework for conceptualising post-disaster recovery and healing. These processes happen at different times and must entail the elimination of compound vulnerabilities that created the disaster in the first place. Challenging characterisations of the region as a continuous catastrophe this book works towards a bold vision of Haiti’s and the Caribbean’s futures. The study shows how narratives can extend some of the key concepts within discipline-bound approaches to disasters, while making an important contribution to the interface between disaster studies, postcolonial ecocriticism and Haitian Studies.

Seven Days in Haiti

One can appreciate how, years after Christ ascended into heaven, His disciples could cast vivid accounts of His days on earth. When God moves in your life, you don't forget it. Each day had begun with Bible study and the Chambers book, ...

Author: Michael Barrick

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781600349829

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Haiti Rising

Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 Martin Munro ... Some day more Haitian literature will be read in translation; after all, it took a half-century for the English-speaking ... “I feel the earth move under my feet.

Author: Martin Munro

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846314988

Category: Haiti

Page: 200

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The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 thrust the nation into the public consciousness as never before. That terrible event piqued interest in a remarkable country with a rich history as both the first black republic in the world and the first country to break free of European imperialism in Latin America. Haiti Rising brings together more than 20 of the most prominent authorities on Haiti in to provide both a historical and cultural introduction to Haiti and a chance for earthquake survivors to testify to their experiences. Ranging widely across politics, society, history, art and culture, contributors such as Maryse Condé, Yanick Lahens, Evelyne Trouillot, J. Michael Dash and Laurent Dubois illuminate this most extraordinary of countries and the tragedy that befell it in 2010. Haiti Rising will stand as a written document of this cataclysmic event in Haitian history and as a monument to the experiences of those who were in Haiti at the time of the earthquake. It is vital reading for anyone who wants to find out more about Haiti, and the prospects for its future. All royalties from the book will be donated to the Haitian Art Relief Fund.

Haiti Best Nightmare on Earth

But I was thinking of the boy under the mask of Papa Legba on the Bizoton road earlier that day. IS EXCELLENCY Jean-Claude Duvalier the Ninth, ... He moved from toy trucks and trains to grown-up motorcycles and sports cars.

Author: Herbert Gold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351516433

Category: Travel

Page: 321

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Five decades ago, award-winning author Herbert Gold traveled to Haiti on a Caribbean version of the Fulbright Scholarship. The journey proved to be a turning point in his life. Fifty years later, his attachment to the tiny Caribbean nation-his second home-remains as passionate and powerful as ever. Now, in Best Nightmare on Earth, he explores the secret life of this vibrant, volatile, violent land. -Beautiful...bizarre...dangerous...exotic, a Garden of Eden fallen into despair, a tiny nation of unimaginable misery and unpredictable grace, an island where life is a kind of literature, a world of -unlimited impossibility.- This is Herbert Gold's Haiti, a country of extraordinary paradox and remarkable extremes-of gingerbread dream houses and wretched slums, of brutal repression and explosive creative energy. Where else, he asks, can you run into evil spirits on the back roads, or find the goddess of fertility and orgasm represented by a photo of a tap-dancing Shirley Temple? Where else is there such generosity amid such corruption, such humor in the midst of such desperation? In his many Haitian travels, Gold has dined with Graham Greene and chatted with the hated Duvalier oppressors. He has traded stories with CIA saboteurs, former Nazis, rum-soaked diplomats, and voodoo priests. He has taken in the cockfights and hunted for pirate treasure. He has nearly died of malaria; he has faced machete-wielding gangs of Ton-Ton Macoutes. He followed the traffic in Haitian blood to American hospitals and watched the AIDS epidemic take its toll. He listened to the steady beat of drums rolling down mist-shrouded mountains, and shared in the flirting, drinking, and laughter of the streets. He has captured the essence of this land where tragedy is the music the people dance to. Herbert Gold reflects on the country's history and politics, culture and folklore, but sees much more. He sees Haiti through the eyes of a lover: impassioned, jealous, probing, ever alert, and alive. This book will be of interest to travelers to, and people interested in the problems of, Haiti and the Caribbean; and collectors of Haitian art.

A Witness

I thought: If the Haitian people can get up every day, I can get up every day. ... Other Haitians only knew that the earth moved and their loved ones died; they threw up their hands to the Creator to ask for mercy.

Author: Renee Splichal Larson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498226073

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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The 2010 earthquake in Haiti buried Renee Splichal Larson in concrete rubble, killing her husband and leaving her a widow at age 27. Surviving only to be overwhelmed by loss and trauma, she wondered if life was still possible for her. Even as she trained to become a pastor, her faith in a loving God was shaken and battered by the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and took the lives of many thousands. This is Renee's moving story of love, grief, survival, and new life. It is an account of the lives of three young people, their experience of the challenges, beauty, and hospitality of Haiti, and the tumult that overthrew all they held dear. After years of struggle and healing, aided by remarkable signs of the love and presence of God, Renee offers us an intimate look at her young romance, her experience of the earthquake, and the journey that followed. Most of all, she proclaims her hard-won witness: that in Christ, love and life conquer death.

Roots of Haiti s Vodou Christian Faith African and Catholic Origins

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and the darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” ...

Author: R. Murray Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440832048

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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This book traces the development of Haiti's combined Vodou-Christian religion from 1500 to the present and explains how this combination of distinct faiths coalesces in a coherent belief system. • Provides a history of Haiti's unique religious tradition that explains how Spanish and French colonizers established Catholicism in Haiti and identifies how the connections between Vodou and African indigenous religions formed over the past five centuries • Proposes seven "principles of accommodation" that enable Vodou-Catholicism to be regarded as a cohesive, rational system by the vast majority of Haitians • Presents information culled from hundreds of references from the professional literature as well as interviews with two university professors who are both authorities on Haitian Vodou-Christianity and practitioners of the faith

Love Is Something You Do

Day. the. Earth. Shook. “The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all. ... about an hour to Petionville to shop at the Caribbean Market, a huge supermarket made of concrete that many missionaries in Haiti used.

Author: Bobby Burnette

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781629115825

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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On January 12, 2010, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the country of Haiti. The world reacted in shock to the news reports of the devastation. Immediately responding to the catastrophe were Love A Child ministry founders Bobby and Sherry Burnette, who had somehow escaped death. In the days following, they came to believe they had been spared in order to minister to the desperate needs all around them. When the earthquake hit, Bobby and Sherry had already served in Haiti for many years. Love Is Something You Do is the extraordinary narrative of the Burnettes’ lifelong journey of faith and compassion. If you love a great story, find a place to settle in and read one fascinating account after another. Travel the path that led them to Haiti—a land of mountains, colorful cultures, and insightful proverbs, but also of extreme poverty, oppressive voodoo, and despair. Experience their early years in street ministry, their life-threatening adventures and accidents, their incidents of miraculous healings and financial provision, and their standoffs with witch doctors and evil spirits. Above all, be renewed by their message of hope and peace, through which they continue to transform people’s lives spiritually, physically, educationally, and vocationally—giving Haitians a life of dignity and purpose they had never dreamed possible.

Songs of a Melancholy Heart

CATASTROPHE A day, 200 years from now, when the earth was once open beneath Haiti's natural ocean. ... and long days of melancholy. As the world stood still and watched, the earth moved and tore down buildings and took souls to heaven.

Author: Nathan Curtis

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466930032

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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Songs of a Melancholy Heart is a book that crosses all borders of race, religion, and sexuality. Tapping into the minds of the reader, implanting deep thoughts of reflection within them, in the decisions that they have made or will make in life. Songs of a Melancholy Heart is not just an ordinary book but an anthem, acting as a microphone for those whose voice cannot echo through a crowded room.

Learning from My Father

Perhaps most striking, two major earthquakes, occurring only a month apart in early 2010, first in Haiti and then in ... Haitian counterpart, hitting with sufficient strength to shift the earth's axis and even shorten the planet's day ...

Author: David Lawther Johnson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802867087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

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The author reflects on the wisdom and advice he found within letters received from his father during his time in college, and how this knowledge impacted his life.

Global Warming or God s Warning

To this day, Haiti and its inhabitants are still trying to recover from this disaster. ... noted it shortened the length of the day by 1.26 microseconds and moved the earth's axis of rotation by three inches or 2.7 millarcseconds.

Author: Desmond Michael Coverley Ph.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973608011

Category: Religion

Page: 500

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This book is needed today! This book is presenting the news media stories about the strange and unusual happenings that are taking place in the skies, on the land, in the waters, and with the weather. This book is needed today! People around the world are frightened and terrified. They are looking for answers and there are no real solutions for the catastrophes presented by the news media. This book is needed today! The scientific community is theorizing that global warming/ climate change is the reason for the unusual events; however, the Bible provides prophetic explanations regarding these events that are taking place and that will continue with greater ferocity. This book is needed today! This book offers opportunity for Believers to become fully grounded in the Word of God. Religious leaders may find this book to be a resource in preparing bible studies. This book increases awareness of events to come and hope for escaping the Old-World Order in preparation for the New World Order that the Bible promises. By reading this book, one will gain a clear understanding of how to make preparation for future events, and gain an understanding of the only hope for the future through the One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Congressional Record

We visited one of his camps , this island . that followed . where literally the day after the earth I left Haiti very heartened by my Today , more than half of the 1 mil- quake they went into a hospital and meetings with those two ...

Author: United States. Congress


ISBN: OSU:32437123600757

Category: Law


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Deja Vu the Collapse of Haiti

That day was nice; almost every Haitian was foolish of joyce. ... General Raoul Cedras went out to the left door with shame and desolation, and Aristide got in the right door with happiness and smiling on his face; that meant lawful had ...

Author: Amonnon Louis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462008698

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Blessed are the poor, for they shall inherit the earth. The Haitians inherited the most beautiful earth. They are the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. And never will an American know their level of their poverty. Nor the amount of death that lives in their history. However they can be saved, and I dearly wish they will be. No person should suffer as they suffer because of histories past. This is where this dream takes you. Surpass the pain and look for the hope, without hope there is nothing but nothing, nothing but the truth. Amonnons Dream: A warning to world leaders. This is a book intended to change the world. Read it as such. If one poem moves your heart Then I have done my part To move your soul As mine was moved

There Is No More Haiti

went into the ground, where it would dissolve back into the earth. His soul was now freed from its flesh, freed to go to its proper place. “The soul has three parts,” he said. “There is the ti bon anj, the little angel.

Author: Greg Beckett

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520378995

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This is not just another book about crisis in Haiti. This book is about what it feels like to live and die with a crisis that never seems to end. It is about the experience of living amid the ruins of ecological devastation, economic collapse, political upheaval, violence, and humanitarian disaster. It is about how catastrophic events and political and economic forces shape the most intimate aspects of everyday life. In this gripping account, anthropologist Greg Beckett offers a stunning ethnographic portrait of ordinary people struggling to survive in Port-au-Prince in the twenty-first century. Drawing on over a decade of research, There Is No More Haiti builds on stories of death and rebirth to powerfully reframe the narrative of a country in crisis. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Haiti today.

The Haiti Reader

He wanted to die outside, smelling the warm exhalations of the earth rising up out of the ground as the sun set. He ordered us to bury him in his soldier's ... The day after his burial, I went back into battle with my older brothers ...

Author: Laurent Dubois

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478007609

Category: Travel

Page: 552

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While Haiti established the second independent nation in the Western Hemisphere and was the first black country to gain independence from European colonizers, its history is not well known in the Anglophone world. The Haiti Reader introduces readers to Haiti's dynamic history and culture from the viewpoint of Haitians from all walks of life. Its dozens of selections—most of which appear here in English for the first time—are representative of Haiti's scholarly, literary, religious, visual, musical, and political cultures, and range from poems, novels, and political tracts to essays, legislation, songs, and folk tales. Spanning the centuries between pre-contact indigenous Haiti to the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, the Reader covers widely known episodes in Haiti's history, such as the U.S. military occupation and the Duvalier dictatorship, as well as overlooked periods such as the decades immediately following Haiti's “second independence” in 1934. Whether examining issues of political upheaval, the environment, or modernization, The Haiti Reader provides an unparalleled look at Haiti's history, culture, and politics.

Doing Good Is Simple

If you lived in Haiti, I'm sure the day started like that as well, but soon the earth would begin to groan and crack. ... She told me she could not move, it was dark, and all she could hear were the screams of the suffering everywhere!

Author: Chris Marlow

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310343615

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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What if you could become a powerful force for good in the world without moving overseas, burdening your overwhelmed family, or giving up the comforts of modern life? Chris Marlow, founder of the global advocacy organization Help One Now, once felt paralyzed in the face of global problems. They seemed too numerous, too complicated, too big—and after all, how much can one person really do? But a wake-up call in Zimbabwe and a closer study of Scripture soon showed Chris that maybe Christians are overcomplicating how to do act justly in a broken world. Maybe all God is calling us to do is set up a lemonade stand for a good cause. Doing Good is Simple is your practical guide to world change wherever you are. Through Chris’ own journey of an ordinary person seeking God’s good in the world, this book will: Empower you to make a difference where you are Redefine good according to God’s metrics of small, simple things with great love Bring global concepts down to earth for you to find your place in the area where God is calling you Disband the top myths we tell ourselves when it comes to world change and why we aren’t “enough” Free you from your first world guilt complex that drags you down Provide practical, accessible guidelines for getting started today

Development in Unity Volume One

... on the Moment Magnitude Scale—powerful enough, NASA announced, to shiftthe earth's axis and shorten theplanet's day. ... When theearth moved under Chile, many ofits engineers and development experts were hard at work in Haiti; ...

Author: Daasebre Prof. (Emeritus) Oti Boateng

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493109999

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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“Development in Unity: A Compendium of Works of Daasebre Prof. (Emeritus) Oti Boateng, Volume1” is a compilation of research works, published articles, speeches, seminar presentations, addresses, and radio broadcasts written by the author over the past 40 years. In these articles, the author, a distinguished statistician, a university don, a UN commissioner, a Vice-Chancellor of the World Academy of Letters, and a traditional ruler, combines his rich scholarly background and his deep understanding of complex traditional, national and international issues in addressing some challenges that face humankind. The book is divided into nine sub-themes, namely, 1) Education, 2) Governance, 3) Statistics, 4) Population and Health, 5) Natural Disasters, 6) Oil and Gas, 7) Chieftaincy and Culture, 8) Religion, and 9) Economy. The theme of this book, “Development in Unity”, is derived from the mission of the Akwantukese Festival, which is, “Development in Unity for the Welfare of the People.” The Akwantukese Festival, was instituted in 1997 by the Omanhene, Chiefs, and People of New Juaben to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Daasebre Professor (Emeritus) Oti Boateng’s enstoolment as Omanhene of New Juaben in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The Festival commemorates the migration of the Juabens and their allies from Asante to the Eastern Region of Ghana in the 1870s. The basic goal of Akwantukese is to promote the socio-economic progress of the people through education, traditions, and customs. It further serves as a tourist attraction for people all over the world. Akwantukese also reinforces the ancestral unity between the citizens of Asante and Jew Juaben for peaceful co-existence. The articles in this first volume have been carefully selected to emphasize these ideals thereby creating a gift for posterity. As you enjoy these collections look out for the next volume in the series which is scheduled to come out very soon.