Noah Filipiak interviews World Relief’s Haiti Country Director, Joseph Bataille. Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere before the 2010 earthquake and even more so after. All this despite millions and millions of dollars of international aid over the course of decades. Noah and Joseph have a “behind the curtain” conversation about how Haiti got in the spot its in, what World Relief is doing about it, and what we all can do about alleviating poverty in ways that work. Noah and Joseph also discuss the perils of compassion fatigue and how to avoid it.
You can listen to Noah’s interview with Joseph Bataille below via the Podbean Player or you can subscribe to all “Behind the Curtain” Ministry Podcast episodes on iTunes
Resources and Links:
December 17th, 2016 Lansing for Haiti 5K Run / Walk (location: Lansing, MI)
“Run From Anywhere” Your City for Haiti 5K Run / Walk (location: anywhere!)
Email Noah if you’re interested in our Haiti Golf Scramble (location: Lansing, MI), date TBD, on a Saturday morning in August 2016.
Book: Haiti: The Aftershocks of History by Laurent Dubois
Book: When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Fikkert and Corbett
If you want to connect with World Relief Haiti by getting news updates and joining their prayer team, email World Relief’s Church Relations Director Craig Pixley. Craig can help you and / or your church in any type of church engagement with World Relief Haiti or anywhere World Relief works throughout the world.
To donate to World Relief go to http://www.worldrelief.org/give/