Perhaps we would do well to listen to the likes of Rabbi Harold Kushner, who contends that God is not really as powerful as we have claimed.
I don't doubt that God can bring good out of tragedies, but the Bible is clear that God is not the author of evil!
Haitians do not need development programs imposed on them by expatriates. Instead, they need help in developing as self-assured persons.
What is especially important is addressing the question of how religion can be enforced through political means and what can be done to create a political environment that, on the one hand, acknowledges the role of religion in society, while on the other hand does not impose one religion on the populace at the expense of all others.