If you are of Haitian descent you will always remember where you were on the day that the 2010 Earthquake tested the faith of a vibrant country. You will always remember where you were when you heard the devastating news. As many know the spirit and resilience of the Haitian community, not only was tested, but in true faith in their love of God, they believed and pushed through the devastation by not only rebuilding their lives, but fighting for a country they believe still has much to offer, to the contrary of what others view Haiti has.
Although the resilient still maintains the best life that they can the country still struggles with health issues and the destruction of homes six years later. As we all know many around the world not only donated, but many celebrities continue to volunteer and give back on a daily basis, while others create fundraisers and foundations to help sustain the medical supplies, food and shelters.
In addition, one celebrity that is continuing and planning to help bring awareness to Haiti in the new year of 2017 is Kirk Franklin. Why now and on that particular day of the earthquake? Well, Kirk Franklin to help The Giving Hearts with Love Foundation throw a benefit concert for the people of Haiti, to help bring a more positive awareness to a day that is considered one of the most sorrowful days of the year for family and dear friends. Along with the foundation bringing in a name like Kirk Franklin to the island, Franklin will focus on by bringing the Haitian community together to pray for the lost loved ones and to take the time to worship for hope, unity and love for the country as a whole.
As many continue to live their daily lives on a small island that we call Haiti, we must all understand, sometimes God tests our faith in ways we could have never expected, but how we deal with the situation is what makes us grow to understand the meaning and the purpose as to why we were brought on this earth. So whether or not your experiences are not as traumatic, the one lesson to take away from this article is to live life to the fullest, because life is short and you never what may come your way. Don’t give, learn to become resilient and be grateful for all the blessings you have been given, even if it’s just being able to walk down the street and enjoying the beautiful breath of fresh air.