In Haiti, Cries from the Heart, Lamentations of a Son, Rev. Aguilh powerfully expresses in words and in pictures his deepest feelings upon seeing his homeland's conditions for the first time in more than 40 years, following the devastating January 12, 2010, earthquake.
From the heart he writes about his nostalgia, his pain, and even his remorse for having stayed away so long. He writes about the enduring beauty of his homeland despite all the challenges. He writes about the resilience of the Haitian people, their daily struggle to survive, the existing rubbles, the cholera epidemic, and the tent cities. He writes about his frustration with the slow progress in improving the existing conditions despite the massive economic assistance promised by the international community and the presence of thousands of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the country for so many years.
Haiti, Cries from the Heart, Lamentations of a Son - the title says it all.
Rev. Franck Aguilh is a United Methodist Church Ordained Minister who was born in Haiti, where he received his Baccalaureate in Sciences. He came to the United States in 1966. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology. After a successful career as a Systems and Telecommunications Engineer, and as a Project Manager at Western Union, Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and as a Consultant, he entered Drew University, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree Magna Cum Laude.
He served as Assistant and Senior Pastor at many churches in central New Jersey. In 2010, after the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, Rev. Aguilh retired from the pulpit to concentrate on the Haitian situation. He created Haiti Hope House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help educate Haitian children and train Haitian young adults in marketable skills.
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