Saturday, January 23, 2010

Haiti on my heart...

I have not wanted to post anything about Haiti, well, because I just don't know what to say. The whole world knows about the earthquake, we see the pictures and read the words of those in the midst of this horrible disaster. Our daughters are from Haiti, their birth famlies are there, our sponsored child is there. I know we will not hear of there safety for quite some time. I have been reading and hearing some wonderful things happening amidst the devestation. The director of the orphanage where our girls are from, Dr. Jacob Bernard from New Life Link, was able to move all the kids from one of the orphanages, into his home. They have stayed safe and are trying to get a lot of them out of Haiti, that were in the adoption process. There are a lot of families that have been waiting years, and some that have only waited a short time...but they will be getting their children home soon!!!! This is an amazing miracle. If you know anything about Haiti and the process to adopt, this is truly a miracle!!! I can't wait to hear that ALL the children that were in the process, are finally with their forever families. And praying for the orphans that still need someone to be their family.

We continue praying for Haiti, the people and children. Please don't stop praying for this devestated country. Pray pray pray!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Want to come to Liberia with me???


Global Orphan Outreach is planning a spring mission trip. Travel date is tentatively the week of April 7th, 2010.

This trip is for those who are interested in becoming more involved in some capacity with one of our special projects and want to see and experience first hand for themselves- Liberia and the needs of its people.

We will be visiting Forget-Me-Not Children’s Homes and its special children, fixing up and decorating some of the foster homes, visiting a University as well as building handicap ramps on campus, hold some work shops, touring Monrovia and the Bong Cty area, taking foster families out for a “day at the beach” including enjoying a Liberian style meal of chicken and rice with them. We hope to tour some hospitals, a feeding center, check out the caustic prevention/education project progress as well as taking time to drive through the 1 million acres of Firestone. There also will be plenty of free time for personal time; spending it however you wish.

Price for airfare, transportation as a group, 6 nights accommodations (air conditioned), food, and $100 donation towards the FMN program while in Liberia will be $2600. (Funds for snacks or souvenirs –you will need separately)

If you are interested in traveling with us or want more information about this exciting trip; please contact Christina Hoffman #651-353-5248 or Donna Barber #715-415-4401

*** Passport, travel visa, and yellow fever shot required***