(Wednesday and Thursday)
Kalvin and Jake here. We figured we would write to you guys about kids tonight. Why? Because kids have really been the centerpiece of our past 48 hours in Haiti (Wednesday and Thursday). We really weren’t too sure what we were getting ourselves into when we signed up for this trip, but we didn’t expect kids to play such a huge role. Yesterday (Wednesday), we were at the home for Sick and Dying Children. There, we got to hold, feed, and change diapers for nearly all the kids in this home. There were dozens and dozens of children in this place, and very honestly not nearly enough workers to hold, feed, and care for each of these kids on their own- we were able to offer helping hands. (Who even knew this would be a “need” while we were down here).
Today (Thursday), we spent much of our time at a place called Grace Village. This is run by Healing Haiti up in Titanyen – about a 45-minute (considerably rocky) drive from Port Au Prince. We got to love on even more kids here and spend time playing games and sports and giving TONS of piggy back rides. Afterward, we went to different homes in Titanyen to distribute elder care packets to elders in the community. In doing so, we were able to wash these elder’s feet, pray over them, and sing a couple songs of worship with the elders.
Overall – these past few days have been ultra-unique. These kids really do need someone to love on them. They crave affection and they crave receiving love. We saw that with kids in Cite Solei when we were distributing clean water and we’re seeing it big time in these orphanages & homes for children. It has been a blessing to be a blessing to these kids and of course the elders as well. Please pray for continued strength and joy to serve where our hands and feet are needed during the rest of our time in country.
Kalvin & Jake