January 12, 2018

Dear Mr. President,

Because we believe that God ordains the rulers over the nations, we respect you and the stewardship of the office you hold. As one of the most powerful men in the world, your words wield a powerful impact. We know that many times, those of us who were not present only get a distortion from the press regarding any conversation that occurs. However, we would like to appeal to you, for the sake of unity in our great nation, to think of Haiti in a different light.

Your words as reported are especially disheartening to us, because today is the eight-year anniversary of the historic earthquake that devastated these people with death and destruction beyond measure.

As we reflect on the past, we remember the pain and loss that came out of this tragedy. Mothers who lost daughters and sons, and children who lost fathers and mothers—all human beings made in the image of God.

Mr. President, we long to see God make America great again and the nation of Haiti as well. The earthquake does not define Haiti, but we will always remember. God is bringing forth hope from the rubble. We are seeing tangible healing and rebuilding that is taking place on this island that He deeply loves.

We’d love for you to come with us to experience firsthand the hope and resilience of this beautiful country.

Mission of Hope, Haiti