We spent time playing, singing, snacking, and even sharing the Bible story of Jesus walking on water. Our time was short and sweet, but certainly not in vain. We found out from Juno that of all the children, only four were true orphans - meaning both parents have passed away. The other eleven were from Cite Soleil (where we previously accompanied water trucks) and have been left with Juno in hopes for a better life. How difficult must life be for a parent to willingly leave their child with a stranger in hopes of a better life? It is one thing to make sure that your child will be well fed, well bathed and have a bed to call their own.
However, this was a place littered with trash and waste, covered in dust and dirt, yet essentially the hope that these Haitian parents clung to. If there is one thing we have learned this week it is affirmation that there is none too poor, too dirty, too broken, too naked, too stupid, too drunken to be thrown outside God's love.
-D. Wriggs and M. Hughes