We started out the morning like every other, to a wonderful Haitian sunrise and a perfect breakfast made by our Haitian friends and Jim at the griddle. After our Morning Prayer and itinerary preparation, we got ready and packed up our necessities and headed out on our daily journey.
After a typical rough, bumpy, death defying cruise through normal Haitian traffic in our Tap Tap, we arrived at our first destination, Dios orphanage for the special needs children. As we pulled in, the greeting smiles and happy faces, were an unexpected surprise. For kids that have such seemingly insurmountable obstacles facing them, they were the happiest group we have met yet. We were starting the day so tired, but their enthusiasm immediately got our fires going. We handed out small maracas to them. After we decorated them with stickers we all sang songs and played our instruments. After that we grabbed some soccer balls and Frisbees and were horsing around the yard. For “special needs”, they were surprisingly good athletes. After we finished playing, we ended our visit with a song from one of the children. I could not believe my ears when I heard the powerful, angelic song come out of this shy girl’s mouth. It’s no exaggeration when I say she was incredible.