Journey out of Gehenna
Just read about a man in Haiti who is currently a student at Mountain Top Missions with an interesting family history. His story is probably not a unique story, but an interesting one from a perspective of where you come from. In a school essay he described his mother as a "women of the night" from Cite Soleil before she died, and his father was a man of adultery. Having been to Cite Soleil one can best describe it as a Hell on Earth. For those that don't believe a literally Hell exists have not been to this city outside of Port-au-Prince. First and foremost I would say that anyone who made it from such a hard background to being a student at Mountain Top Missions School is a blessed man.
His story should remind us all that one cannot control where you come from nor the DNA from which you exists. However, I believe that every man has been blessed with the opportunity for a positive life of meaning, and ultimately through Christ a place in a glorious future.
This also serves as a great reminder of the work in Haiti that provides an opportunity for an enriched future. All the government programs in the world will never succeed in transforming a man’s life like those who serve the cause of Christ by providing a complete transformation. You can provide a man with clean water, food, clothing and a roof over his head, but can you provide him with eternal hope? Only Christ can do that. I'm not against governments and other organizations trying to help, I just know that limits exist among them.
It is not where you come from, who your parents were, or the numbers in your bank account. The character of a man is based on his choices, what you choose to do in this life, and the preparations you make for the next.
Thankfully this man has found a future. We should do likewise.