During an interview with Orion Samuelson for “This Week in Agribusiness” (video), Bishop Hanson took time to speak about his experiences visiting Haiti in February. He told stories of seeing a people “defined not by the rubble, but by restoration,” a quote he got from the president of the Lutheran Church in Haiti, Rev. Joseph Livenson Lauvanus. He shared of the forest restoration project funded by the ELCA and partners like Lutheran World Federation and the Lutheran Church in Haiti to replace trees cut down for survival after the earthquake, of a coffee cooperative that was funded in part by the ELCA prior to the earthquake that still thrives after, and of other farming, vocational and housing projects underway.

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