5 February 2010 8 AM
This morning a large cry of joy was heard throughout the orphanage and neighborhood! Charline is a little 7 year old girl who was separated from her parents after the earthquake when she was taken to the Navy Comfort Hospital ship in the Port-au-Prince harbor. Today, her father came to take her home!
Charline is a very smart little girl. She knew her whole name and the names of her mother and father. She also knew the name of her school and church. We went to the church and put posters of her photo and information all around the church. We also went to a couple of radio stations and asked her family to call us! Two days later, the papa called and was very happy to know that Charline was safe and well.
Charline has made so many friends while with us. Everyone loves her and a different language is no barrier where her personality is concerned! She laughs infectiously and makes us all giggle and laugh with her!
We gave papa a relief aid packet of a tarp, blankets, lamp, towels and rice and sent them on their way to reunite with Charline’s mother and brothers. We were very happy to see the joy on her face when she saw her papa and was able to leave with him!
Posted on Fri, February 5, 2010