Since the devastating 2010 earthquake, my visits to Haiti have been emotionally draining when seeing the harsh conditions this country continues to face. But this trip was quite the opposite. By helicopter, we flew about twenty minutes out of Port-au-prince to the Samaritan’s Purse base. On from there, we drove to this peaceful seaside setting under a cascade of trees, where about fifty children were waiting patiently for our arrival.
This group of children live in an orphanage, which Samaritan’s Purse is currently rebuilding. It was a sweet intimate time with this small group of children. They were eager to open their boxes and see what toys awaited them. Filled with joy, they each helped one another to open their toys, and everyone was excited for the other.