Hope in Goula

July 25, 2018

Glenda Alexander Goula Woman 2018Winding up dirt paths into the remote mountain regions of Haiti is a little village called Goula, where HFI has built homes lost to the earthquake, and has served the community in other ways.  The path there is steep and treacherous, and is not for the faint of heart. There is a spirit of hope, however, that is alive and well in Goula – where a local Haitian man started a small church many years ago.  He is gone now, but his elderly daughter has never forgotten the source of that hope. 

Recently, a team of HFI volunteers once again made the hike into the mountains to Goula – where for the past 6 years, they have dedicated themselves to serving and perpetuating hope. Glenda Alexander – a veteran Hope Force Reservist – has been a part of this team from its beginning, and shares a bond with the elderly pastor’s daughter that will never be broken. 

As Glenda approached the village on this return trip, the older woman was there to greet her – running towards her with a photo in her hand. As the two embraced, she showed Glenda a photo of the two of them from the prior year. During the joy of their reunion, she told Glenda, “I cannot wait to introduce you to my father when we get to heaven!”

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