The Glasses Project

We took some time to work with each adult, asking them to try on reading glasses while looking at a workbook. You could see their face light up once they were able to see clearly and make out the small letters they'd struggled to read only moments before.

New Mattresses & Pillows

No more sleepless nights to blame for droopy eyes in class! We can all rest assured our kids at the Center will enjoy cuddling with a warm blanket, soft pillow and a new mattress each night for a long time. What a blessing from amazing sponsors and donors like you … thank you!

New Experiences for Fegens & Ezechiel

Hooray! School actually started on time this year (for the first time in 4 years I've heard). New books, new shoes, new backpacks, new classes. It is definitely a time of year when plenty of change and...

A Visitor’s Reflection

We have a guest blogger! Katherine Young served on the June missions team and wrote a reflection on her experience during her short time in Haiti. Thank you Katherine for your insight and I hope this blog...

Introducing Reginald

Reginald is ten years old and the youngest brother of 3 (Fegens and Jean Fiderse). And unfortunately his older brothers like to remind him he is the youngest. Sibling relationships are the same everywhere....

You realize I don’t have goat feet, right?!

Oh, we have to go straight down the mountain? You realize I don't have goat feet right? The past few Sundays I have noticed a little girl in church wearing her school uniform. I had never noticed her before...

Press 3 for English…buuuuuut don’t expect much.

The other afternoon I got a call from my internet provider here, Access Haiti, about a problem with billing my monthly internet fee. Since the representative spoke only Kreyol I decided it would be best if I...

A bucket on her head and a friend by her side

This is a common sight most days out here on the country roads. Two men or two women, walking side by side, with a basin atop their head, holding all of their wares in a fashion that passersby have a good...

Does anyone else find this sticker disturbing?

It isn't necessary to depict all the Bible characters in sticker form. Really. Not necessary. This one just weirds me out. They are naked (minus the fashionable leaf pasties) and legless with the most bizarre...

Jean Claude!!!

So my moto man approached me one day and asked if I would be able to help him purchase books for his kids. Requests like these make befriending people difficult. You don't want to be the white girl that hands...

Back to school…back to school…

Back to school, back to school (Billy Madison singing voice of course). I was beginning to feel like this day would never come. I kept waiting for someone to make the announcement, " just kidding...

Introducing Nerlande

Nerlande is the second oldest daughter of one of our house mothers, Janine (sister to Nadine and Bianca). She is one of the most passionate, lively girls in the group. She can often be found leading jump...

Motorcycle I Spy

When I ride a moto I like to play a game of I Spy where I look at each passing moto and the contents it is transporting. Probably about 50% of the time it is carrying something that would be better suited...