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Storm shelter complete in Cassamajor

By GO Fellow Sarah Herrera  Are you ready for some good news, friends? The Cassamajor storm shelter is finished! It has been a process and a concern, but, by the grace of the Lord and His timing, it is complete. This year still has many days of potential rainy weather… Read More

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Photo Update: New latrine at Biggarouse

Pastor Elysée Jean and the children at Biggarouse are praising God for progress on the construction of the new latrine at "Big House". "Sometimes we take for granted how something as simple as a working toilet can radically impact a child's ability to develop healthily,"… Read More

07-2016 Desire

May we read it again?

By Trip Manager Stephanie Mutert Seeking to engage older kids working on English language skills, as well as younger kids simply fond of pictures in books, some recent visitors brought English and Creole versions of Bible stories. Knowing attention spans are limited for… Read More

07-2016 Latremblay

Welcome to the Family

By GO Fellow Sarah Herrera Latremblay is a village under the care of ever-enthusiastic Pastor Claude. A practical legend amongst his own community and many others, Claude has a passion for loving the orphan because he was one himself. Growing up the victim of a broken… Read More

06-2016 La Hatte

Dressed for success

By GO Fellow Sarah Herrera  Though school in Haiti is expensive – and indeed a privilege – paying for it is not an unconquerable feat. With school standards high and the requirements currently consisting of specific uniforms and closed-toe shoes, the many opportunities… Read More

06-2016 Latremblay

Singing in the rain

By GO Fellow Sarah Herrera The day was cool, the sky was clouded, and I sat contently amongst my two new friends as we each practiced the other’s language, laughing at the silliness that comes with such barriers. In the midst of said chuckles the sky decided to open, and… Read More

06-2016 Marmelade

Drawing Jesus’ house

By Trip Manager Stepanie Mutert,  Championing artistic talent in the kids within the local church’s care is an exciting endeavor. Comparably, it is like art class for the first time and discovering which kids are good at drawing buildings, which at people, and what… Read More

06-2016 Philadelphia

Pages turn and imaginations ignite

By Trip Manager Stephanie Mutert When I was a kid, bedtime always equaled reading. To this day, I still have childhood favorites that quickly come to mind, and I’m grateful the opportunity ingrained in me a deep love for reading from a very young age. As unique and… Read More

Source de la Grace

Ready to love without boundaries

By GO Fellow Sarah Herrera We read that God loves orphans and we sing about how Jesus loves the little children of the world, and so we take it upon ourselves to echo His ways and try and mirror His heart. These are wonderful things to do and necessary ways to love, but it… Read More

06-2016 Leogane

One colorful day

By GO Fellow Sarah Herrera Crazy Crayola colors always make for a happy day, and the group activities taking place at Leogane are never a disappointment. Whether blank paper and pens or coloring pages and crayons, the children gathered across tables and floors are put to… Read More