The arrest of 10 Americans as they tried to transport children from earthquake-devastated Haiti to a new orphanage facility in the Dominican Republic created an international firestorm in 2010. The saga captured international attention and was the top news story in the world.
“Aftershock: A Journey of Faith to Haiti,” by M.A. Coulter of Kuna, captures details of the group’s journey to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, subsequent arrests, legal entanglements and a continuing passion for helping abandoned or neglected children.
Published by WestBow Press, the book considers the Americans’ 10-week ordeal from a Christian perspective. But it also includes an overview of Haiti’s tumultuous political history, frequent natural disasters and international relief efforts in the wake of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. The book also candidly analyzes the Haitian government’s history of neglecting its youngest generation.