I have to apologize for taking so long to get on here and show you these sweet kiddos. I'm simply NOT a computer geek, or computer literate, so have patience with me, please.
I had asked Vero to please find a way to get some good pictures of ALL the IDADEE children, since I have been unable to get out to see them. Then next day, a Sunday, at 12:30, she walked in and said, "Mom, the bus is here with all the kids!" Talk about service...
I had a great time getting photos, but also seeing all the children dressed up so sweetly. And smiles...these kiddos really have my heart!! When the bus pulled out after the time here, the kids were hanging out the window, calling, "BYE GRANDMA!" Loved every minute of it!!
Okay, on to the new kids first. I'll include a short description of how they came. Pray for them and for the whole of IDADEE! The pictures are in no particular order, just as the site downloaded them.
This sweet girl is CHERLANDA Chermelus. Her mother died. She is the oldest, and has a younger brother. Her father works at IDADEE and he keeps his son with him, but Cherlanda is now at the orphanage.
This pretty little gal is DERLISSA Georges. She is one of 7 children. Parents went to the Dominican Republic and left the children on the side of the road with only sheets as walls for them. She came from the area of Lambert. The other children were taken into homes of some of the people who do evangelism with Vero.
This little sweetheart is DJOULISSA Cheridor. She has parents, but they are so poor they cannot care for the 5 children. She is not the youngest. Mother had children before she moved in with this man. No idea how many children they each had before they got together. Vero brought her to IDADEE, and now when she goes out there, Djoulissa runs away. She is afraid Vero will take her back to her parents.
This young man is JONELSON Pierre-Rélus. Mother brought him to IDADEE when the man she married didn't want him. She has children with this man, but he didn't want Jonelson around since he isn't the father.
This strapping young fellow is JEAN-LENSKY Joseph. There were 3 children in the family. Mother died. The father (a pastor, the IDADEE cooks's brother) remarried. The woman treated the children like slaves. Kathleen (another former EBAC orphan), took the twin girls in. And IDADEE took in Jean-Lensky.
On to this happy young boy, who's name is MAIKEL Valcent. Abraham, one of IDADEE's founding committee members, brought him in. He was VERY sick, huge belly and malnourished. No history for him at this point.
This good looking young man is ROBINSON Dorestan. Rigenson, another founding committee member, brought him from Jacmel. He was living with his grandmother, but she died.
And finally, this cute you fellow, who's name is SANDLY Petit-Das. His mom was alone and cannot care for him. There was no dad in the picture. He is from Limbé.
This is the IDADEE bus, as the children were getting back on it to head out to the orphanage.
And here are all 40 of the children. Have you noticed the smiles and happy faces? These kids are a joy and lots of fun. Oh, there are times when they are simply kids and get into mischief, but they are happy. We had a great time with them.
Until next time, blessings and keep your eyes on Jesus, the real reason for all we do.