Crushed but Not Destroyed

Making this video was one of the major highlights of my trip. Sure, dancing on top of rubble may seem cheesy, especially when the music is all in your head but it wasn’t just about that.

From the outside looking in, it would seem that Haiti is a cursed nation. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes and family during the earthquake of 2010. And in the aftermath that followed, a Cholera outbreak spread rampant on the streets due to improper sanitation and the lack of governance. These were the circumstances in which we lived under for 3 months.

However, by the end of the 3 months, I had a different perspective: looking from the inside up. I realized that I’m not God and I can’t understand His ways. What I do know and believe is that He is ultimately Just, Loving, and Good. That’s why despite the hardships we face in life, in whatever circumstance we go through, we can always dance.

What’s interesting about the location we were filming at was that it’s directly beside the presidential palace. Political tensions were rising and riots had been breaking out all over the city. So imagine our surprise when the UN and police show up in their armoured vehicles asking us what our intentions were. When we told them we were making a video about hope, and “rioting in the Spirit”, they laughed and told us to carry on!

 

 

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