Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Our "Gotcha" Time in Haiti!!
"Care for the orphans and the widows in their times of trouble...." James 1:27. "Listen my beloved brethren; has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love him?"....James 2:5.
Haiti is such a beautiful country with beautiful people. The mountains are breath taking. The contrast of the beauty and the extreme poverty is stark!!
On June 23rd, 2005, while Glenn and Brittany were serving the Lord for one month in Brazil, Maddie and I boarded a plane for Haiti to go and pick up Grace and Jon...our 4 day trip turned into 15 days....but had a great outcome in the end!!! On July 7th, we were home in Barnstead, NH!! Yeah!! Here are Grace and Maddie and Jon at the hotel we were staying at during the second part of our stay in Haiti. The Habitation Hatt....we loved it there. They have a wonderful pool, and the staff are just great!!
In this photo...Grace and Maddie are so excited to be together.....they had an instant love for each other!! It was so great!!!
Here is a photo of all of the children in the "big" kid house. They are ages 3 to 14. I think there were 28 in all at that time.
Here are two angels from the Lord....on the left is our Christian driver Stenor, and on the right is our Christian interpreter Ernst. Behind them is our car that we traveled in .....a 1985 Toyota Wagon....definitely not a target for kidnappings or theives. God was so good to provide us with such great guardians in Glenn's absence!!!!
Here is Jon's Mom...Guerline St. Germain, and she is holding Jon's baby brother who is still living with her. Jon hadn't seen his mom in a year...and he didn't recognize her and didn't want to go to her. She is a beautiful 27 year old, and this baby was her 5th son born to her. The other three are at home with her...ages...8, 6, and 4, and then she had to give Jon up, and then she had this baby.