And Life in Haiti Goes On...

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    Oh So Thankful

    As we are starting to make preparations to celebrate the hope and joy of the Christmas season with the children here, our expat staff can't help but pause and be overwhelmed with gratitude as our traditional Canadian and United States Thanksgiving holidays come to pass. This season of giving thanks can't be had without looking at all of the blessings that we are able to heap on the children here as a result of your prayers and generous giving. God's Littlest Angels isn't a long t...

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    Main House Memories

    We could never have helped as many children and families out of the Thomassin 32 Main House without our faithful supporters. With your help this #GivingTuesday, we'll keep providing the same dedicated care to those children and families at our Fort Jacques location. Please enjoy this video we made of John and Dixie's final visit to the Main House and don't forget to support us on Nov 28 by either clicking the Donate button on our Facebook page or going to this secure Giving...

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    GLA School Day Snapshot

    Here at God’s Littlest Angels we have twenty-three children that attend school full time. At eight o’clock each weekday morning they line up outside and start their day by raising the Haitian flag and singing country’s National Anthem with their teachers. After their morning ceremony, the student’s head to school to attend classes taught in Creole, French, and English.

  • Beauty from Ashes: An Eyewitness Account of Haiti’s Tragic Earthquake

    Beauty From Ashes is a book written by Melanie Wright Zeeb. Melanie at the time of the 2010 earthquake was living and working in Haiti as the GLA update coordinator.   Melanie contacted me a couple of years ago and told me that she was writing a book about what happened in Haiti and at GLA during and after the earthquake.

  • Looking for a Special Volunteer: Could it be you?

    I need a special volunteer who will come for at least 2 weeks and work with this little girl.  Must know or be willing to do research on speech therapy methods.  Must also be strong willed and be a disciplinarian. Her name is Bianca and she babbles but does not communicate with us which is causing frustration on her part.  She is strong willed and no one in the nursery is willing to discipline her on an ongoing basis.  She was a preemie and then had a stroke on her right side...

  • We Need Help for Sebastien!

    We need your help to send Sebastien to Minnesota for medical care.  He has a chance to get additional surgery on his feet so that he can walk without help.  Sebastien needs $ 2000 to cover the cost of his trip out and back. Sebastien just turned 11 years old on the 12th of June.  Many of you have followed his story for the last few years since he came to God's Littlest Angels.  Sebastien was born with bilateral club feet.  Both of his feet turned inward and he walked on ...

  • NICU or ICU Nurse Needed!

    We are looking for an volunteer RN who has NICU, ICU, or Pediatric ICU experience to work at our orphanage in Haiti.  This is a full-time position and we ask for a two year commitment to come and join our staff caring for premature and malnourished infants and children up to age 10 years old in Haiti. Position is open immediately. If you are interested in receiving further information, please call 719-638-4348 and speak to Jean or write her at jean@glahaiti.org.

  • Clean Water for the GLA Staff's Homes!

    When living in the States, I took clean water for granted.  I assumed I would go to the sink,  turn on the faucet, and water would miraculously appear and I could drink it too! Living in Haiti, we don't have that privilege.  Most of our workers do not live in homes with running water.  The water they are able to get is not always drinkable. According to a 2004 study by the Pan American Health organization, less than half of the population has access to clean drinking water.

  • A Baby Frog Teaches a Child a Lesson about Adoption!

    Yesterday was a very hard day for me.  We had things happen at the orphanage and then some personal family matters had to be dealt with that just made it a day that I was glad to see end!  So when I woke this morning and read my emails, I was so happy to get an email from a prospective adoptive family that made me laugh out loud! The letter was very encouraging and talked about a couple of blogs that we had written.  Sometimes we wonder if anyone reads our blogs and it's nice to g...

  • IBESR Post Placement Policy 2013

    I just recently found out that all post placement reports for children whose adoptions have been completed since October 2012 must follow the below schedule.  IBESR put this schedule into place in September/October 2012 and are now requiring it to be implemented.  The post placement reports must be given to IBESR for 8 years after placement of the child with the family.  This is not a policy, it is Haitian law. Post Placement Reporting Schedule: 6 months after the child is placed ...

  • Final Total for the Haiti Challenge is...

    We could not believe the amount of money raised in just 3 days to help build the main orphanage at Fort Jacques!  Drum Roll please....$278,673.00 USD!  This should build the cistern under the orphanage and get the first story raised. None of us including Family Christian stores had any idea of what amount could be raised in 3 days time.  We are just so thankful that so much money is coming to GLA to build the baby orphanage and neonatal intensive care unit! I pushed through twitte...

  • The Haiti Challenge

    I went to visit the Family Christian Store in Champaign, Illinois and was amazed at the publicity that the store personnel was giving the Haiti Challenge from the time we walked in the door through the time shoppers were checking out! Laurie Bickel and I were very impressed. The store was beautiful and all set up for Christmas!

  • A Stranger on a Plane

    My seat mate on the flight from Chicago was on his way to San Juan, Puerto Rico but was from Chicago. We talked about Haiti and he was very interested in GLA. Our conversation ranged from water, poverty, time zone, government, etc.

  • Giving Thanks

    Today is American Thanksgiving. As kids, we dressed up as Pilgrims and Indians and had Thanksgiving plays at our school.  We learned how thankful the Pilgrims were that the Indians shared their food with them.  We also were taught how we should be thankful for the things were are given throughout our lives. Today, I am so thankful for my husband, children and a mother who is 93 1/2 years old and still going strong.  I am thankful for my staff in Haiti and the USA, the children at ...

  • IBESR Meeting about Matching Children

    Friday, IBESR invited 6 crèche directors to a meeting about how they are going to start matching children with families.  All 6 crèches have dossiers at IBESR waiting to be matched with children and they want us to start sending them dossiers. IBESR had sent us an email at the end of May giving us the long list of documents for the children’s dossier that they needed.  But we did not want to send a dossier down to IBESR before they have decided if the child is eligible for adoption. Th...