If someone asks for help

16 Feb

I didn’t want to come here. Bangladesh. I had a lot on my plate between work and Haiti and finding time in between to be a husband and a dad. A friend of mine had approached me a while back to come and assess their charity and explore where they can improve and how Broken Earth could use its skills to help improve theirs.

I was being selfish.

I justified it to myself that I was trying to protect the resources we have for Haiti. But as quick as I said no, it struck me why we went to Haiti in the first place…

if someone asks for help and you are able, you should.

I thought about the opportunities that could exist with Broken Earth in a different country without changing our focus from Haiti.  It struck me that we could offer to support teaching and education while not diluting our efforts to the people of Haiti.

Frankly if I had stopped and thought about the work, the risks and the sacrifices prior to going to Haiti, I don’t know if I would have gone in the first place. But I did. I’m glad I did. I’m proud of how many of us have now chosen to go.

I have often dreamed what mountains lie beyond Haiti, what tasks and opportunities would present themselves next. I never dreamed it would be Bangladesh, but then again, I had never dreamed of Haiti either.

Please stay tuned as this journey begins. Like that first trip to Port-au-Prince in 2010, I have no doubt that it will be an eye-opener and I really want to share the experience with you.




Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Uncategorized


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5 responses to “If someone asks for help

  1. Ellen Day

    February 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    My son Andrew Day has been doing work there for a while now. He’s in Cox’s Bazaar area. Good luck with you project.

  2. Donna Adams

    February 16, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Fantastic! God bless.

  3. Mary Trask

    February 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm


    What a blessing you are to these people who are so in need.
    Wishing you a safe journey!



  4. Mary O

    February 17, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Beautiful Andrew!

  5. Jane Tomlinson

    February 21, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Most of us have forgotten what it’s all about…you have not.


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