Children with TOF will die before they reach six years old if left untreated. Mike was already a year and half. Yet what options were there? Let him languish alone in some crib in the corner of a hospital until he dies? (He had already been at the hospital for over a year, all alone.) Or do we bring him home to Angel House to let him be loved, adored and well-cared, no matter what happens. We can’t just be in it for the wins. We are here to participate in the hard things too. So after lots of prayer and meetings, we decided to take the leap of faith and bring Mike home to Angel House, no matter the outcome.
Leaving is always a mix of emotions for everyone. Kesnel's family arrived and slowly integrated themselves into his daily life, taking cues from his nanny, Christine. She filled them in on his routines like bath time, how he brushes his teeth, bedtime, etc. This is really helpful with transitioning from a nanny that he loves and is clearly bonded with. Over the following days, Kesnel joined his family over at the Guest House for meals, then naps, and then eventually spending the night with them...
Nope, it’s not detention. Almost every Saturday morning, our younger students arrive for a little extra help with their schoolwork. Some show up because they struggle with a learning disability. Some were ill and missed class. Often, they’re here because they don’t have parents who can read and cannot help them with homework. We are thrilled to open up the Family Center (and the kitchen) to provide them with this extra help (and some lunch).
We would be honored to partner with you this summer! There are several different ways to connect the children in your Sunday School or Vacation Bible School program to children in Haiti in a meaningful and memorable way. If you have a specific theme for your VBS, let us know and we can work with you to come up with an appropriate giving focus [...]