Remembering a remarkable experience

This time last year I had just returned from my trip to Haiti and Dominican Republic with Compassion Australia.

The video in this post contains a bunch of photos I took on the trip with the audio of a segment I put together for my radio programme for last year’s Compassion Day.

If you’ve been reading my blog for any time you’ll know that we had to escape from Haiti after food riots in the city of Port-au-Prince intensified. We took a very tense drive to the airport to get out of the country just a couple of days into our visit which was to last around a week. The only way we were able to make it through was that we met up with a crew cab loaded with heavily armed police who agreed to escort us.

While the photos are from both countries, the audio is focussing on the situation in Haiti. I’ll post some audio from a remarkable story that came out of our visit to Dominican Republic in the coming days.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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