And Life in Haiti Goes On...

Everything listed under: Orphans

  • Update on Donations and on Bella and Jean Eddy

    A Huge Thanks to everyone who sent in donations since my last post.  The funds helped us to get our diesel bill paid and allowed us to pay our staff.  We still plan to let 18 staff members go before the end of the year.

  • We Need Your Help Today!

    Running an orphanage and school for the children is expensive.  Just providing the essentials like food, water, medicine, and supplies takes constant fundraising each month.Donations have dropped off for the last 6 months.  I do not know why donations have been less, whether it's the economy or just lack of interest, but God's Littlest Angels has been struggling!

  • Check Out The Move to Fort Jacques. Please Help Cover the Costs!

    We are all living at Fort Jacques now except for the Guest House which is still located in Thomassin 32.  This move has been difficult for John and I.  We have lived in the Thomassin area since 1995.

  • We need funds to move the babies to their new home. Can you help?

    When we let you know of our need for some extra hands and some skilled workers, we received several inquiries from people wanting to help.  Now thankfully we have a few extra volunteers coming in the next month to help with the building that needs to take place before we can move the babies to Fort Jacques.  We want to thank everyone who is coming to help.The building part of the move is also going well but we are running low on funds to keep preparing the buildings.

  • We Need Your Help! Please Give Today!

    The needs of the orphanage never stop.  The kids need medicine, hygiene products, food, schooling supplies, and clothing.  We need funds to pay teachers, nurses, nannies, kitchen staff, cleaning staff, laundry staff, drivers, adoption staff, and construction workers.

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    Matching Campaign Started!

    I have good news!I had a family contact me who said they would do a matching fund campaign with GLA for the monthly food and supplies that we need.  This family is willing to give $10,000 and is challenging you to help match their donation. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get the funds needed for two months to purchase food!Would you consider sending in a donation today to help us get these matching funds?

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    God's Blessings Surround Us!

    Sometimes when I grow weary and just want to take a holiday from all of the sickness and misery surrounding me, I lift my eyes up and see the mountains and beauty of Haiti and my strength is renewed!Sunday morning church services on the balcony with the backdrop of the mountains behind Pastor Joel makes it feel like God is right there, I could reach out and touch him!  The beauty takes my breath away!But the poverty, sickness and the daily difficulties for the people of Haiti are there even...

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    Come See John and I in Alberta!

    We are having a great time in Canada.  We arrived in Alberta and then last weekend went to Manitoba south of Winnipeg to speak at a church.  I wish that we could have seen the children from GLA that were adopted many years ago into this area but I did not have enough time to get in contact with any of the families.

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    We Need Your Help To Feed The Children!

    In March and April, we had 8 babies come in to the orphanage.  Six of the children are here for assistance.  We are seeing more and more children coming who are sick or the mother has died and we need your help in caring for these children.

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    2015 Is Coming To An End

    I cannot believe that we are almost into 2016!  A lot of things have happened in 2015.  We are working on the "year in review" to send out to everyone so you can see what has happened at GLA.  We have had long term staff leave and a new short term family come to Haiti.  We have had children join their forever families and a few new children come into the orphanage. I think the biggest change that we have had are the number of children who have come for assistance this year.&n...

  • The Kids Need Your Help!

    Each of these children are counting on your help so that their daily needs are met!  We have generous donors who help monthly by sponsoring a child and their sponsorship helps provide for some of the food, clothing, schooling, medical care, and pay the bills needed to keep the children housed.  But sponsorship does not cover all of the expenses. Adoptions used to help with the support of the children but now it is taking a year or more for the children to be proposed to their forever f...

  • Help Us Care for the Children!

    Hi, John and I are in the States visiting new churches that we have never visited before.  We hope to motivate people to support the orphanage and help provide needed food, medication, fuel for the generators so the kids have lights and clean clothes, and water for the children to drink.  But right now, GLA is low on funds.  It's been awhile since I have asked our donors to help with a crisis but we desperately need funds to keep caring for the children.  We used to received ...

  • IBESR News and Rumors

    I wanted to give you some news I have received in the last few days about IBESR and the adoption process.  Now some of this news is second hand and some I know from our own experience but just want to let you know that sometimes things said by IBESR personnel never happen.  We deal with different people in IBESR and sometimes each will give you a different answer to the same question!  This inconsistency carries through to the whole adoption process. 1. First I wanted to tell you ...

  • 20th Anniversary of God's Littlest Angels in Haiti!

    John and I started GLA on Christmas Day 1994.  That was 20 years ago!  Time has gone by so fast.  We have lived in Haiti 23 1/2 years.  When we came to Haiti, John and I had made a commitment to stay for 3 years, but Haiti is our home now and in our hearts.  I don't know if I can ever leave! We were living and working at the Baptist Haiti Mission in 1994 and early on Christmas morning a premature baby was born at the mission hospital.  It was a baby girl and she wei...

  • Today is #GivingTuesday! Help GLA Start Off the Christmas Giving Season with a BANG!

     Today is #GivingTuesday!  It is a day to give to a charity   of your choice! #GivingTuesday was started 2 years ago by a group of donors who wanted to give back during the Christmas giving season.  It is a movement to create a national day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. The founders wanted to fight the commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season.

  • Help GLA Launch the Holiday Giving Season with #GivingTuesday

    We have a day for giving thanks. (Thanksgiving) We have two for getting deals. (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

  • The Rest of the Story....

    I will see if I can remember a few of the other things that was spoken about at the meeting.  Diana Boni, an agency director for Haiti, told me some things that I missed.  I said I must have been spaced out during that conversation because I did not remember it at all!  LOL  A committee at IBESR will make the matches of the children and families.  The director of the orphanage where the child they are matching is living will be on this committee.  I did not hear thi...

  • Attempted Murder! Feeding Bleach to an 8 Day Old Baby!

    This is Ralph and his mom.  Ralph is 8 days old.  He is a beautiful baby but his biological father wants him dead.  He never wanted him to live to begin with and decided when the mother went out of the house to purchase something that he would put bleach in a baby bottle and feed it to his newborn son! Someone was there and witnessed it and told the mother about it when she came home.  She took the baby and ran to the Hospital in Fermathe where Dr. Bernard treated the baby an...

  • Orphan Sunday 2 November 2014

    "Defend the cause of the fatherless..." Isaiah 1:17 Orphan Sunday is a day for your church to focus on the plight and reality of orphans around the world.  With a focus on God’s heart for the orphan and the call to Christians to act on their behalf.  Some churches are using all month to collect donations to help the orphans of the world because November is also National Adoption Month. Due to our new adoption law in Haiti, the fees given to an orphanage to care for the children is bein...

  • 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.

  • The Kids Need Your Help! They Are ONLY $133 Away From Matching Their Goal Amount!

    Yes, they are only $133 away from reaching their Soccer Goals to get that extra $30,000 matching amount!  Can you give $10 or more today so the kids can finish with the knowledge that their goal was met? The children have been so excited playing soccer/futbol and kicking goals!  They have been so involved in this challenge.  Please give a small donation today!              

  • School Sponsorship Program Going Strong!

    This week the School Sponsorship Program has gotten off to a fantastic start!  We have had 269 students come to enroll this week and expect another 150 to 200 before the program closes at the beginning of August.  Tiffany Akeo is responsible for the School Sponsorship here in Haiti and Terry Robinson is responsible for it at the office in Colorado.  Both of them are here for this week of enrollment!  Terry needed to see what happens on this side of the program so that she can...

  • Global Giving Bonus Day

    Global giving is a charity fundraising website that GLA uses to help raise the money needed for our ongoing project needs such as baby formula, clean drinking water, and food to feed the children.Global giving will be matching your donation for today only, for each dollar given it will be matched 40% by Global Giving. So for each $1 given, Global Giving is matching $0.40. GLA will receive $1.40!

  • Kicking 30,000 Goals for the Kids at GLA!

    We were contacted by a donor who wanted to help with a fundraising campaign by matching funds. They were so excited to see the excitement during the last time a donor matched funds and they wanted to help in the same way. They offered to match funds raised in the next 30 days up to $30,000!

  • One Of Our Nannies Passed Away Last Week

    Margareth Bauzil was only 33 years old when she died on the 29th of November.  She was a widow with 5 small children ages 13, 11, 9, 8, and 6.  Maragreth's mother and father are not living and as the oldest child of the family, she had been responsible for her younger brother and sister since their death.  The brother is 28 years old and going to school to be a plumber.  The sister is 18 years old and still in high school. Margareth was a great nanny.  She loved the kids...

  • 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!

  • 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 ...

  • Our Relationship With Family Christian Stores began with a baby boy...

    Our relationship with Family Christian Stores (formerly known as the James Fund) started with a baby boy, named B. who needed a family. He was the cutest baby in our nursery!

  • NEW and IMPROVED! GLA's new website is finally online!

    Several years ago, a GLA parent developed our first web site and it was wonderful.  But I wanted to be able to change photos and information quickly and I could not do this using HTML language because I wasn't a web designer!  Then we heard about a someone who was developing web sites with something called a Content Management System.  This system would allow all us to change the web site and add photos.  We were ecstatic! We spent weeks writing all of the information for the...