The poverty looks very familiar here, much like I've seen in other third world countries.
It's always so hard to realize that most of the world lives like this off of two dollars a day. I'ts so easy to forget this living in America.
Chadasha Foundation here in Haiti. They are from Knoxville, TN and have lived here in Haiti for two years running this ministry while waiting for their Haiti adoption to finalize. They moved their whole family down right after the earthquake. They have their own children's home which houses about 17 kids. All but three are chosen for adoption. Some of these kids stories will break your heart about where they have come from and what they looked like before they came to Greg and Michelle. It's amazing what they have done to help these kids. They are currently looking for sponsors for the three kids that don't have a special family coming to visit them. We will be bringing more info on those kids and you will see more of Michelle and Greg's story in our upcoming video.
Our whole team fell in love with the kids at the children's home.
The connection and love that Carley has with this family now is beautiful. She credits this beautiful baby who was dyeing from Aids for saving her life.
You will definitely not want to miss this story, coming out soon! You can read more from Carley on her BLOG.
Yet again, we are so humbled by what we saw and the beautiful children that live in the middle of it.
We then traveled up the mountain to a beautiful spot that overlooks all of Haiti to get the big picture of where we are. BEAUTIFUL! The landscape was beautiful as are all landscapes up at that level.
BUT the closer you get, the more you see that beautiful landscape turn into dusty roads lined with debris scooted over to the side from an earthquake that devastated this country two years ago. You see people walking barefoot with torn up feet, carrying buckets to get water.
Let's not look from afar, let's get close enough to love on them and see how we can help.
Once again our hearts are moved by the children. It doesn't matter if it is Ethiopia or Haiti, children in need are children in need! They are everywhere, whether it is 24 hours away or 2 hours away!
We also enjoyed going to the Haitian church service. They didn't speak a lick of English but they sang American songs that we picked up on. It was awesome singing "How Great Thou Art" with all of them. Very neat to see people in other countries all worshiping the same God, singing the same songs of worship.
We walked through a village and had some awesome things happen.