It has been such an honor to spend the last six months getting to know the personalities of the children at the Toddler House! This year was a year of transitions for many of the kids here. They said goodbye to the amazing Molly and Dave who many of them have known and loved for the majority of their lives. The kids also got to meet my family and we’re continuing to get to know one another. They have said goodbye to seven of their friends as they joined their new families. They have said hello to eight new friends that have joined the toddler house crew. They said goodbye to one of our sweet nannies who left at the end of her pregnancy to raise her own son full time – and hello to a veteran nanny who moved up from the main house and had a fun reunion with many of our kids that she had raised as babies. So many transitions!
I’m in awe of the way that the children here handle the transitions. It’s such a testament of God’s grace! Molly and Joyce have been so faithful in creating not just routine in the kids’ everyday lives so they can know stability, but also in having traditions for the kids to look forward to each year as the seasons come and go.
Our kids here have grown up with these wonderful traditions and it is only through so many overwhelmingly generous supporters of GLA that they’ve been able to be funded throughout the years.
Since we moved here in July, along with the traditions that come with saying goodbye to friends going home and birthday celebrations, we’ve celebrated the last day of school, taken the kids on a trip to the Baptist Mission, cooled off on pool day, started a new school year, gone Trick or Treating, celebrated American Thanksgiving, and rejoiced in the joy of Christmas together!
What a blessing all of YOU are as you provide the financial support to provide, not just the daily needs of our children, but you always go above and beyond in your giving to keep these traditions alive for the kids – thank you!! We couldn’t serve the kids of GLA the way we do without your continued support. We are in awe of the way God provides not just enough for our daily needs, but above and beyond to remind these children how adored they are – especially in the waiting.
If you don’t already sponsor a child at GLA, would you please sign up today? $30 per month ensures that each of our children is cared for and has all of their needs met. If you would like too see children currently available to sponsor (you’ll receive regular updates on the child), please CLICK HERE to see the children still needing sponsors and then CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation. If you would prefer to make a one time, tax-deductible donation, please CLICK HERE.
We are so very grateful for your generous giving and support of our ministry here in Haiti. It is an honor to be able to love the kids at the toddler house while they wait to be united with their families. The work we get to do here could’t be done without our faithful nannies, cooks, and YOU! Thank you so much and we hope you have a blessed new year!