Greetings from Haiti,
Again, it’s been a long time since a post, but it’s not easy. With the children it’s like any home…just normal day to day things. It’s hard to find things to report when it’s just normal things every day.
The orphans…well, we had become concerned. They seemed to be so skinny and we weren’t sure why since they eat normally. The doctor eased those concerns. They are growing UP and it just seems they are skinnier than before, but they are much taller, too. Their health is fine, and we do praise God for that.
Over the last several months we have been blessed in different ways by different people. First we have had people come and visit and spend time with the children. They play games with them, and do VBS, or Bible stories with them. The children love it when they have visitors who center on them.
But we have also been blessed by “things”, too. MFI has a donation list they send out. One of our missionary friends here had them send in sheets, and she gave them to us for the children’s beds. And two different groups have sent in clothing. Some women had made many dresses and we were able to give our girls some plus bless some others with some of them.
The children are doing really well in school. We are really proud of Ruth and Wakenson who are excellent students and leading their classes. We do have some really brilliant kids here, and we are so thankful by being here, they can work toward their future. These children would not even have been able to attend school had they not come to IDADEE. God is blessing them in this.
We have had some really heavy rains lately, and that has held the children inside the orphanage for their free time after school. So things like soccer and other games have not been available with the ground totally saturated. So, they have been inside, writing and coloring and playing with their toys. Our walls are showing their “artistic” abilities, much to the dismay of our staff.
We do have Moranga (I am not sure of the spelling) growing on our compound. This plant is a great source of vitamins and nutrients that they normally would not have. And we are so thankful to be able to use this with our food for the children. This plant is being harvested all over Haiti and being sold in many forms for many different uses. It is a very beneficial plant to have.
We have some new photos of the children to share with you. I think there were a few of the children who were so busy they missed getting their pictures taken this time. We will update again in the near future. But enjoy the children. Some with presents that were sent.
We will close asking you to keep us in prayer. God has been good to us, but we need constant prayer for wisdom, strength and for provisions that are needed. Blessings in all you do and may the Lord be with you and walk with you each and every day!!