On January 10, 2010, I began a trip to Haiti to gather stories about the needs of mothers and babies living in poverty, and Compassion’s work among them.

On January 12, a 7.0 earthquake hit Port-Au-Prince, killing hundreds of thousands and disrupting the lives of millions. I was caught in the earthquake and trapped under the rubble of the Hotel Montana for two and a half days.

With the world’s attention turned to Haiti, American Christians prayed for survivors, and tens of thousands (friends of friends and their prayer chains and churches) prayed specifically for my survival and rescue (Thank you!).

On Friday, Jan. 15, after 65 hours under the collapsed Hotel Montana, I was rescued.

I have shared my story of survival with thousands through various media and speaking opportunities, and now through a book, Unshaken.

I continue to work with Compassion International to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name, and to tell the story of God’s rescue as doors open.