11 February 2010

Yesterday, I told you how much I was concerned about the rain coming in March, well last night in the middle of the night, it started to rain.  I woke up to the sound of the rain just pouring down and my heart just fell!  All I could think about is children and babies sleeping out on the ground in the rain!  All I can say is PLEASE UNICEF and PLEASE Haitian Social Services, BRING THE BABIES TO GLA!  They will eventually decide that they must do something with all of these orphans and place them in orphanages but how sick will the children be by that time???

Melissa Today has been a good day.  We got a lot of work done in the office.  Melissa, Melanie, and Laurie worked all day on difference projects PLUS cleaned up the office!  Melissa has returned to GLA in a full time position of administrative assistant and publicist.  She is helping me with some of the day to day work and she will be blogging about the children, volunteers, and happenings at GLA.  She will be doing this under our web page “Tattle Tales from GLA”  We changed it from “Tattle Tales from the Balcony” because we just did not have anyone to coordinate the volunteers to blog every week.  Melissa will be spending time at both the Baby House and the Toddler House blogging on the children.Stephanie & Tonio - December 2008

Stephanie went to the USA when our 81 children went out in January.  She was in the early stages of adopting a little boy from GLA and took him to Northern Illinois to stay with her family.  She will return to GLA in the next few days to help get all of the dossiers processed and the file cabinets cleaned out.  Hopefully, she will only be here about 1 month and then can return to her new son, Adam Tonio Yoder!

the gang in colorado The gang in Colorado Springs barely gets the donations inventoried and boxed up to come to Haiti when another shipment arrives!  Today, they were numbering boxes to put in the container on Friday and then someone delivered three pallets of blankets, sheets, and towels from a resort hotel that had purchased new linen.  They just got those brought into the warehouse when they received another shipment with eight pallets of all kinds of items from British Columbia!  The outpouring of aid to help the Haitian people is just overwhelming.  I am so thankful to everyone for giving so much since the earthquake devastated Haiti.

Tomorrow, we start our 3 day fast and prayer for Haiti.  The kitchen staff made chicken pates which is like chicken meat pies for supper.  We could not have had a better meal before a 3 day fast!  When I told my kitchen staff that the foreign staff would fast and pray with them, Marie Josee got tears in her eyes and was so thankful that we would join them in praying for Haiti!  Please join us in fasting and praying for Haiti on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  If you cannot fast, then just pray.  

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