On February 12, 2010, President Préval of Haiti called his nation to 3 days of fasting and prayer in place of the regular Mardi Gras celebration.
Not long after the devastating earthquake wreaked havoc on Haiti, President Préval made a monumental decision; together with his people, he would humble himself before the Lord, calling on Him for forgiveness and healing for his land.
It was the time of the Mardi Gras celebration, but the people of this impoverished nation were more than willing to change their plans, as their hearts had already been broken.
President Préval announced to his nation that there would be 3 days of fasting and prayer in place of the usual annual festivities. There were only about 5 days to organize the vigil which was to take place before the earthquake-ravaged presidential palace.
But, would the people heed the call to prayer? Would the people come?
Indeed, they did. Hundreds of thousands of Haitian people gathered in a picture of true repentance; hands uplifted to God, tears streaming. The prime minister arrived. He didn't speak a word, but he cried for an hour, then left and returned with Haiti's President. Reportedly, thousands came to Christ during that time, with over 100 voodoo priests turning to Jesus.
I invite you to watch a video report of what took place that moved me to tears.
Now if only this would happen in America! See how a wounding like the earthquake can produce the fruit of repentance. This is so wonderful! Let's watch and see what great things this will produce in the country of Haiti in the months and years to come!