The Haiti Chronicles – In Panorama
Featured Writer: Nathan Deremer
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This is (most likely) my final post on Haiti. Over the course of the week, I had the opportunity to photograph several panoramas, both in Port-au-Prince, and in the more rural Gressier. Above is one panorama we captured of the beautiful sunset over the western mountains. Being accustomed to some pretty amazing Florida sunsets, I really enjoyed the combination of mountain, sea, and cloud that we experienced that night.
Above is the a photo from the overlook (well technically, the wall of the overlook), looking down toward the port for which Port-au-Prince derives its name. To the right is the main road through town, and in the foreground, are the bustling city streets and tent villages where people now live.
Lastly, is this panorama from Gressier – looking east a little before sunset. All of the blue shelters you see here were built by Reach Global teams with materials from Samaratin’s Purse. The hillsides here are truly beautiful, with a mix of tropical vegetation, humble homesteads, and larger residences along the coast. In the background, though obscured by haze, are the arid mountains of the northern peninsula.
As I think back on my trip, now nearly a week-gone-by, I am still struck by the joy of these folks. Beyond the poverty, beyond the destruction, beyond the squalor, it is that humble joy in the midst of so little that I believe will stick with me the most. This is especially true in the church, where the pastors, teachers and people all seem to sense a growing movement of God. Lord willing, I will be able to return in coming years and see the expansion of this progress of Hope.
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