I recently interviewed a woman who went to Haiti as part of a Mission Possible team. [Mission Possible is a Christian humanitarian aid agency.] Her impression shortly after landing there: “I’m not sure what Dante’s Seven Circles of Hell are, but I’m pretty sure I’ve skipped six of them.” She said there was searing heat, stick thin people everywhere, little electricity, even less running water, very little food. Her role was to primarily give dental hygiene talks at the various schools, ending the presentation with passing out a toothbrush to each student. She said she was absolutely amazed at the politeness and appreciation for the toothbrushes — because for many of the youth this would be one of the few things that would be theirs. Although this woman added that in many cases, these would become a “family toothbrush.” Note: Our foreign policy spins around getting way more help to those in the Third World. When we look around at our tremendously consumption oriented society in America, in comparison to these tremendously struggling people — we should be ashamed we aren’t helping more. Absolutely ashamed!