In January 2012, I had the privilege of being on the HFHC mission team that saw the opening of the Thomazeau orphanage and was able to meet the children the very first week of their arrival. Seeing the six little boys and six little girls all around two- to three-years-old, most of them orphaned as the direct result of the 2010 earthquake, was such a joy. Knowing that these children had been rescued from a life of unimaginable poverty and deprivation was very gratifying.
At that time, the two dormitories for the children were adequate but very small. There were four bunk beds in each dorm — two beds end-to-end on each side of the room with a narrow walkway in between. I remember thinking, “It is a good thing the kids are little.”
It has been six years since that day, and those children are not so little anymore.
In January 2018, I was again blessed to join the mission team when those same children moved into their newly-completed dormitories. The brightly-painted rooms were very spacious and should provide ample area to see them all the way through their teenage years. Then I saw the bathroom and shower facilities. Wow!! They would satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes. While in the United States most of us would consider these “standard living conditions,” these sweet Haitian children consider them to be absolutely luxurious!
This new dormitory is the next step in the long-range expansion plan to enable even more orphans to be cared for. Orphan care continues to be a critical need in Haiti. The call of our Savior is clear: “Whatever you have done for one of the least of these, you have done it unto me.” Would you please open your heart and purse strings and consider this very worthy work in your donation plans?