17 February 2010
Another rainy night. Hopefully, it will just be a light rain tonight!
Our relief items that were flown in on Monday were finally delivered to Fort Jacques. We received lots of canned goods which will come in handy at the orphanage. We also received tents, clothing, shoes, toys, diapers, baby formula, and lots of drinking water. We will sort and go through it all tomorrow and Friday and start giving it out on Monday.
A team of 8 people from Minnesota arrived today to help us at the orphanage. They had planned on coming to help with the children and do some some small projects. For now, they will help sort items that arrived today and get things ready to give out to families. I am so happy to have people come who are willing to be flexible and do whatever is needed at the orphanage. These are NOT normal times. So to have a group of people who want to come bad enough that they are willing to arrive in the Dominican, take a bus to Port-au-Prince, meet us at the airport, and then spend the rest of the day unloading two big trucks is awesome! I am very thankful to have them here!
When we returned home from Ft. Jacques, we had a sick baby that had come from another orphanage. He had steadily lost weight since January. He is now over a year old and weighs 9 1/2 pounds! He weighed 16 pounds back in January, so he definitely has a problem! He is on an IV and he also has a problem with parasites. His name is Peterson. Pray for him.
Then during supper, Joyce received a call from the Toddler House that a papa had come with a 2 year old little girl. He said the mother was killed during the earthquake and he had no one to care for her. Her name is Miloudrine and she is a pretty little girl. She is covered in scabies and has an infection of her skin. She also has a bad cough. I think she will do well and hopefully get healthy and strong in the next couple of weeks. At this point, papa wants to put her here for adoption, but he will return on Monday with a final decision and then we will see what he decides! If he decides that he just wants to leave her here for a couple of months, that is alright too.
Posted on Wed, February 17, 2010