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On That Day, Everybody Ate: One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in Haiti

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Margaret Trost was in her 30s when her husband died suddenly of asthma, leaving her to raise their young son alone. In despair, seeking meaning in her life and in her husband's death, she accepted an invitation to visit Haiti as part of a pilgrimage of reverse mission, to serve the poor as a means to transform the providers.This is a moving account of her immersion in the West's most impoverished nation. Gently and viscerally, Trost describes her experiences in a hospice and in the horrific slums of Cite Soleil. As she struggles to make sense of such extreme conditions existing so near the US, readers discover with her the healing power of reaching out. In the process, we meet and come to love the eternally optimistic and enterprising Father Jean-Just, and the wise octogenarian Manmi Det, who teaches Margaret to work hard and also to play and to dance. And we have a front-row seat as this unlikely group of friends creates a food program for Haiti's children. In straightforward, conversational prose, with humility, candor, and love, Trost shares the story of a serendipitous flow of events that guided her on her passage from despair to hope.

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Following her husband's untimely death, Margaret Trost visited Haiti to heal her broken heart through service. Struggling to make sense of the extreme poverty, and touched by the warmth and resilience of those she meets, she partners with a local community to develop a food program that now serves thousands of meals each week to children and others in need. On That Day, Everybody Ate, which now includes a post-earthquake update, tells the story of her remarkable journey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780977333899
Author:
Trost, Margaret
Publisher:
Koa Books
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Spiritual
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
143
Dimensions:
8.48x5.54x.43 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Following her husband's untimely death, Margaret Trost visited Haiti to heal her broken heart through service. Struggling to make sense of the extreme poverty, and touched by the warmth and resilience of those she meets, she partners with a local community to develop a food program that now serves thousands of meals each week to children and others in need. On That Day, Everybody Ate, which now includes a post-earthquake update, tells the story of her remarkable journey.
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