Today we had a wonderful day taking forty-three kids from Pastor Vincent’s orphanage and Good Shepherd Orphanage to the beach! Before I get to today, I need to start with last night. The students heard that there is a Domino’s Pizza in Haiti. And they wanted to go. So we went. We used the opportunity to meet up with Owen Robinson so he could speak to the students. Owen used to be with Partner’s in Health and now runs an organization that arranges for pediatric cardiac surgeries. He provided some great insight into health care in Haiti.
OK, back to today. The students purchased food and toys for the kids and Barbara made the sandwiches. Raw hotdog, ketchup, mayo. It’s a Haitian thing. First we picked up the kids from Pastor Vincent’s. We were all so happy to see them again! The we went to Good Shepherd Orphanage. Good Shepherd is owned by Jude’s family. It is a great place and almost totally self-sufficient. In fact we found out that most of the food we have been eating was grown at Good Shepherd. Even the coffee! The children there welcomed us with three songs and enjoyed meeting some new friends. After a quick tour, we all (all) boarded the bus and went to the beach.
It was an incredible, amazing very special day. I think we will all remember this day forever. Thank you to everyone who made this day possible.