Children's Hope Solidarity Team at MABE Orphanage -- Gressier, Haiti

Children's Hope Solidarity Team at MABE Orphanage -- Gressier, Haiti

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Leisa's Haiti Journal #2: Leaving for Haiti... Never too Late

Dear Friends,

Port au Prince is just around the corner.

I can almost feel humid smoke-filled dust rising from the streets... one has to wonder how it can be so damp and so dusty at the same time... but it is. We take off tomorrow, but what I see already are the children's faces... anxious, brave and hopeful against all odds.

...lucky for me, impressions of half naked boys flying the most unbelievable kites you can imagine fly in right behind memories of sick and injured children.

I have to say thank you for your support.

We have spent every dollar in pledges and more. Hopefully folks will keep sending in support for Children's Hope to cover costs of bags of rice, beans and powdered milk we will have to buy for orphanages like Mabo and 3 Angels... and to help St. Joseph's Home for Boys in their rebuilding.

My son, Luke, is bringing his tool belt (his first trip to Haiti) to help with construction of St. Joes where we will stay. I've been told we may only have a bed behind a wall... but that is all part of the rebuilding effort.

I am always so grateful for the effort you all put in, who would like to go to Haiti with us, but need to stay back home. Thank you so very much... and if you can, please spread the word. We will be able to get messages of pledges during the next three weeks of our trip, and of course it is very encouraging to get your supportive emails as well. We can be reached by email at or you can go online to our blog. Please check it out, as we've posted some great articles, photos and music videos over the past few days, and we will continue to post updates over the next few weeks.

peace, all ways and always, leisa

Leisa Faulkner, Executive Director
Children's Hope
3025 A Cambridge Road
Cameron Park, CA 95682

Text me @ 916.801.4184

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