Monday, February 01, 2010

My Fair Lady, Naomi

It was sad to say good-bye to everyone today, but we all celebrated by spending the morning playing with the children. Most of my posts have been pretty heavy, so here's a fun video of my time with Naomi this morning. She was one of the children that came from the streets as opposed to another orphanage that had crumbled in the earthquake.

When she arrived, she had quite a wild look in her eyes and began begging immediately, jumping on everyone and taking and stealing everything you had. She does not do any of those things anymore..and her behavior is starting to become more loving and definitely more interactive and appropriate which you will be see by this video. This was due to the consistent love and care she was receiving in this safe harbor of an orphanage. So, this is why I called this post, "My Fair Lady, Naomi". So many of these new children literally change almost over night when the love and security of God surrounds them.

Our time there was the hardest I've ever worked on a mission trip, so I enjoyed this day of just playing with the children... I'm so excited as we will be taking 2 more teams in March to help with the continual influx of new orphans. This was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever taken and my heart breaks thinking of all the tears and physical pain I saw in these children who were victims of this disaster. Please be a part of these teams. If you don't GO, who will? How else will these children know the love of Christ? Haiti needs YOU, your soul and your Spirit...not just your money. We have a way for you to go....


  1. I have been to Haiti a few times before and would love to be a part of your team! Please let me know what you need for me to do. I may also have 1 or 2 others that might be willing to go, as well (that have been before, also).

    Rachel Elliott

  2. yes please let me know what to do.