After our early start to the day, we replenished with breakfast and headed for our first orphanage for the sick and dying babies of Haiti. As you can imagine, it was a very emotional day as we held, fed and poured our love into this beautiful children....even if it was only for a few hours. It was amazing to witness the dedication and commitment the women that ran the orphanage have for these children and that they have given their lives to God and serving his most vulnerable children. Many of our hearts broke wide open as we felt helpless in what we could do for this children. However, we found comfort in praying over them before our final good byes and a few shed tears.
During the middle of the day, we had the pleasure of going to a second orphanage for the children born with special needs and developmental disabilities. These children had the brightest of smiles and full of such life as they requested rides on strollers, pushes on swings and most of all hugs. We were able to bless many of them with bandanas and it was priceless to see all of them wearing them.
It seems that it is almost hard to express in words the feelings that we receive from every experience and every interaction we have with every precious child and every set of eyes we look in as we are greeted. Our hearts are broken for these people, but yet so full as we witness their faith and joy.
We are all so truly blessed to be in this place, where our "stuff" is removed and God has full access to our hearts. He is having His way with each of us on our team and we hope that through this blog, you will also open your hearts to His calling for you.