Hello Friends & Family… and any unsuspecting soul who has arrived at this site in error,
As many of you know, it has been on my heart to return to Haiti for an extended period of time. I now have an opportunity to spend 3 months at an orphanage in the Kenscoff mountains, just above Port-au-Prince. The orphanage is called God’s Littlest Angels (GLA) and their website is www.gla-missions.org.
GLA’s focus is a Baby Ministry but their kids range in age from a few days to 17 years old. I will be working (& living) in the toddler house during the day and in the baby house in the evenings. Those of you who know me well are probably chuckling… those poor kids!! Haha. Well, I’ll admit, these 3 months will be a stretch but I’m up for the challenge and I’m very excited to get back there! This will also be a great opportunity for me to learn the language so when I return with future teams from PCC, I will be able to communicate more effectively with the kids & the community. If all goes well with my sponsorship, I plan to be at GLA from late February to early June.
Why am I going back? This is the million dollar question! Each time I come back from Haiti I feel like I’ve left a part of myself there. The path ahead of me is not entirely clear but there is a moment from my last trip that keeps resurfacing whenever I doubt the direction I’m going. We were driving from Grande Goave to Grande Savande (a 14 hour drive) and we stopped for a bathroom break in the middle of nowhere. Walking back to the truck I heard my name… as I turned around a little girl was running towards me. In the middle of nowhere she knew me! I still can’t figure out when we first met but somewhere we had connected. Unfortunately I didn’t know enough Creole to communicate much with her but I knew then that even the simple things we had done could make a difference in the lives of these children. This memory quickly removes any of my doubts… as long as I feel like I am being used in Haiti I will make myself available but, to be effective, I need to learn Creole! This is my primary goal this trip.
Thank you for the support you have given me & check back here for updates on my stay at GLA.