A good reminder for when we serve

From Tim Stafford’s article about Haitian Christians trying to recover from the earthquake:

As for help from the U.S., a visit to the chaotic Port-au-Prince airport makes it clear that American Christians are already involved, jamming every available flight with eager volunteers. Missionary Aviation Fellowship has flown in more than 2,000 people.

“Don’t come without guidance,” said Habitat’s Jeudy. Haitian Christians want people who listen and consult, who coordinate and avoid duplication, and who will be involved for the long haul. As [Port-au-Prince seminary president Jean] Dorlus exclaimed out of the blue one day, “Oh, Americans—they would be almost perfect people except for one thing: if they would listen!” [my emphasis]

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