A happier time w his friend who loved him and he loved.

We were all so naive; we thought doing right was all it took to change Haiti.

Jovenel called Joel once and said, “Pasteur, moun sa yo mechante!” He’d never experienced the wickedness of PaP until he came from Trou du Nord for the election.

It’s hard to face the cruelty he suffered before he flew to the arms of Christ.

Jovenel never drank, chased women or stole money; he only wanted to build another road, another solar plant, another irrigation canal, install another water pump. All he cared about was giving his people what they needed.

Once I told him, “President, you must lead the nation in repentance.”

He was so surprised, he didn’t understand my Christian lingo, he said, “I didn’t do anything wrong.” It was funny at the time, but now I know what he meant; truly, he didn’t do anything wrong.