This team will be following up on the work done by our assessment team which returned from Haiti in June. God is already stirring hearts and using it to do big things. The team in October will be working primarily with Foyer des Enfants de Demain orphanage (Children’s Home of Tomorrow).
This orphanage remained standing after the earthquake when every building around them crumbled to the ground, killing many. God saved the orphanage director Edrins Jean, his wife Claujine, and all the orphans they care for! Since the earthquake, this orphanage has received even more orphans who were displaced and they are in great need of help. Our teams will be working to purchase or donate new mattresses(see below photo which shows the mattresses and beds where the orphans currently sleep), bedding, clothing & shoes for the children, and toiletry items as well. They are living in tents and a shed outside of their main building because of the uncertainty of the safety of their building and the fear of possible aftershocks. Our ultimate goal is to find a church who is willing to partner with them long term to provide for their every day needs like food, as they have very little to sustain them.
As you can see – the needs are many. We’d love to find a construction team who could go and help assess their building and work to make it structurally sound. We also hope to provide more trauma counseling so that once the building is sound, they will not fear living in it again.
If you know a church that may be seriously interested in partnering with this orphanage through Visiting Orphans or a team of contractors who could help with their orphanage building, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, we are recruiting adult team members for our Fall trip. You can sign up here.
And last, but certainly not least in God’s eyes,if you’d like to donate to this mission, please do so here.