Today is officially my last day as the Executive Director of GLA. It is going to be difficult to leave Haiti and the children and staff. I’ve told a lot of people good bye already and given lots of hugs and shed lots of tears.  I have a hard time saying good bye and get…

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We just received two baby girls (one 6 weeks old and one 17 months old) yesterday whose mother died during childbirth and the father does not think he can care for them. The mom was only 20 years old and she and the papa had been together 5 years, so they were childhood sweethearts! Papa…

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To help Haiti, we must stop treating Haitians as victims and start seeing them as part of the solution. We must first unlearn the way that we have come to see Haiti—as the hopeless country and constant aid recipient —and begin to see it as a place of great potential. Linda Peia I believe in…

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Help us meet our goal for Giving Tuesday! 2019 has been a tough year here at GLA. More than ever we have been on our knees petitioning God for wisdom and direction for GLA and the children under our care. Giving Tuesday is a day for giving to the causes that touch your heart. GLA…

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Haitians express their struggle in art. Haitians express their struggle in art. A restaurant on Delmas 95 was burnt. The Canadian Embassy front gate was set on fire. Protestors us fire to destroy… Sent from the US Embassy in Haiti this morning: Local media have announced protests in Port-au-Prince and throughout the country for October…

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And Life in Haiti Goes On… Dixie Bickel R. N., the orphanage director and co-founder, writes about what is happening in Haiti, new kids at GLA, the status of adoptions, the progress on Ft. Jacques and the challenges of life in Haiti. Osmaïka Jeph Marie Wensley Bella Angeline Smeralda Jameson Djoubising You can help a…

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Magdala is a medical student who lives at GLA.

This is Magdala GABRIEL. Magdala is from outside of Cap Haitian in the northern part of Haiti. She first came to GLA in 2008 with a family who was running the GLA guest house and then has stayed with us to attend school in our area. Magdala is very bright and hard working. She has…

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Since our move of the Guest House to Fort Jacques, we have had to use the buildings we already have at Fort Jacques to house volunteers. Sometimes, it has made things very crowded for adoptive families, volunteers, and teams when they are all here at the same time! Several years ago, the Rick and Larry…

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I want to thank everyone who has made a donation to help with John and my medical costs while we were receiving medical treatment in the States these last 6 months. Your prayers and financial help allowed us to get through the crisis that John’s cancer and my appendicitis caused us. Because of gangrene and…

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