Crisis in Haiti
On January 12, 2010, a large-scale earthquake hit 15 miles southwest of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, killing over 300,000 people and affecting an estimated three million. Within days aid and medical vehicles from Qatar, Iraq, Israel, Venezuela, South Africa, Germany, Italy and Poland filled the streets of Port-au-Prince.
"Every time I'm here I ask myself, 'Why would I ever come back?'" said Dr. Moore, who is on his sixth medical trip to Haiti. "And it has a lot to do with the gratitude. They are suffering so much and yet there are no complaints. They're full of life, they accept hardship, (but) they don't really consider it hardship. They consider it the way they live."
But pain is a way of life for most Haitians, said Bob Nunley, head pastor and founder of Good Rest Mission Orphanage in Beudet, Haiti.
"Haitians don't believe in crying," he said. "They are so used to hurting and not having anything, they don't weep."