Friday, December 21, 2012

Remembering Haiti

This was only my second trip to a country I've learned so much about growing up in a Haitian household. I always dreamed about visiting Haiti, but I never imagined going to Haiti on a missions trip to help rebuild.

I had the honor of working with various organizations to build an orphanage for the loving children at the Lamb Center orphanage in Leogane, Haiti. We heard a story of a young boy who yearned for a family and a safe place to live. He said a prayer asking God to send him people who care for him and a safe place to live so he won't ever get crushed in another earthquake. It brought tears to my eyes to see his prayers being answered. I will never forget the hope he had and confidence that what he prayed for would come to pass.

The kids preparing for the ceremony.

Those smiles!!

The children opening goody bags

I keep raving about these sweet girls.

The kids were so pumped to see the Christmas tree

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4 comments:

  1. What an awesome opportunity! I went to Haiti on a mission trip last summer, and it was one of the best experiences ever. It really changes you to spend so much time loving on those sweet people! I get to go back in February, and I couldn't be more excited! These pictures are precious, looks like you really enjoyed it:) Those babies are precious!!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas weekend!
    xoxo
    CoverGirl + Converse

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    1. I got so excited reading your post! That's so awesome Taylor! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be with them. They were so happy entering their new home. We were in Leogane Haiti. What town will you be going to? Wow, February is so soon. I'll be praying for you and your team. Will you be visiting an orphanage?

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  2. That was so great that you were able to go visit Haiti and do something for that community. I hope to volunteer in other countries myself within the next couple of years. Were you able to feel a sense of being "home" while you were there, like an underlying connectedness?
    And those children are such a gift :) I bet it was such a rewarding experience!

    The Indie Byline

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    1. Hey Sheriden! Thanks for stopping by. My apologies for the huge delay in response. It was a life changing experience going to Haiti and I think about Haiti and the children there often. I really felt an underlying connection to Haiti and it makes me understand my family members and the older people who paved the way for me. I noticed their struggle and care and concern for family. I see how I am similar to them in many ways.

      Samaritan's Purse is an extraordinary organization to partner with.
      P.S. I love your blog and just joined!

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