Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just Sharing

I wanted to share with you all a Facebook post that I got from our friend Jean Ronel (Jn Ronel on Facebook). It was from mid-Dec and if I remember right I was asking about the election unrest and cholera.
Here is how he responded to our concerns.


To me this feels like a very true reflextion of the Haitian spirit.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our Documentary

Be the Power Of One Documentary from Destany Star on Vimeo.

Keeping in Touch

With all the available techno gadgets these days it should be easy to keep in touch. Well not so easy in Haiti and other developing countries. Last August in Pignon we wanted to check emails at the local "internet cafe". We were told that the internet was down for awhile, we figured 30 - 60 minutes at tops.We were surprised when we were told it might be 3-4 days without service. Susan and I are working on a plan that may help in keeping us all updated and in touch with ongoing projects. We are exploring the idea of sending a digital camera to our friend Jean and having him take pictures of all the goin' ons in Pignon and Port-au-Prince. The shots could be uploaded to an online service for frequent updates. More later on this developing plan......

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Soroptimist International Presentation

Susan and I want to say thanks to the Oakhurst Soroptimist Club for inviting us to share our story about Haiti and Be the Power of One. What a great and generous group of women. Our community is very lucky to benefit from all your service. Thanks too for the wonderful Facebook comments and sharing our video link with your friends.  Link   More later......

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One Year After the Quake

January 12th marked the one year anniversary of the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti. 47 seconds that changed Haiti and changed our lives. Susan and I have three presentations over the next two weeks about our Haiti trip and the work of Be The Power of One. We will be speaking with a womens business group, the Soroptomist Club and a local church. We are excited, honored and encouraged by people's interest. Just yesterday we received the finished edition of a 3 minute video that the Minarets High School (O'Neils, Calif.) media class created for us. It is terrific! Look for it to be posted very, very soon.

Thanks for all the support. There is an unlimited amount of work to be done in Haiti and so many other developing countries. We have our work cut out for us all.