Friday, October 31, 2008

The Boys Bunkbeds

The first picture is the beds autographed by the workers who built the beds.

Here is one of the bed complete.

And here are two complete beds. They were built to make more room in the dorm.
The boys are very excited and can't wait to put their belongings on the shelves below and sleep in their own bed. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible with time, money, thoughts, and prayers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Our New Additions

These are our newest additions to the boy's home and the adoption home. From left to right is Wilnise (12), Guebbison (9), and Henry (8). They came from Anse-se-flour. Their father died and the mother could not care for them. If you can only imagine how small they are, Henry is about the size of our 5 year olds. They are very malnurished. The girl is about the size of our Willy and she is 12 years old. They are brothers and sister and are available for adoption.
Sabrina, who is two years old, is standing side by side with Guebbison, who is nine years old. Yes, he is very small, and sabrina is very big. This is to give you an idea of why feeding the children in Haiti is important.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boys Home Projects

These are the pictures from the bunkbeds project.

This picture is the walls going up on top of the boy's dorm for the bedrooms for the older boys.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Our Dear Little Tabitha

Most of you have already heard, but we lost our dear little Tabitha this morning. This is very difficult for all of us, especially Cindy. Please continue to pray for us as we go through this hard time.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Update - Please continue to pray for Tabitha

Tabitha was taken to the local "hospital." There it was determined that her heart and lungs looked good, but she had a very low body temperature, was dehydrated, listless, and not taking food. They recommended she be taken to LaPointe Hospital which should have an incubater and could give her IV fluids. She was checked into LaPoint children's ward, but after just a few hours, Mom and Dad decided it was not a good or safe place for Tabitha and moved her to another facility with the intent of flying her to PAP to try to get her into a better hospital there. LaPointe did have an incubater but the generator was not working so there was no power to run it and no refrigeration for the medications. So Mom and Dad took Tabitha to Port-au-Prince this morning. They have found a very good (and very expensive) hospital. They were told it is the best hospital in PaP. They are in a private room, and Tabitha has feeding tubes in her, is hooked up to an iv, and is under a heating lamp. One of their best pediatricians has already been in to see her, and she has several doctors and nurses constantly checking on her. The hospital is taking very good care of her, and Mom and Dad, as well. Please continue to pray for Tabitha and all the staff who have come to love her so much. We will keep you informed.

for Keith and Cindy

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pray for Tabitha!

Please pray immediately for our tiny little Tabitha.Last night she just stopped eating, and with her being so small and fragile, we did not want to take any chances. We are taking her to the hospital. It was a miracle for her to survive after being left on the beach. We need another miracle for her now.
Also, we have two new additions to the adoption home. :) We have twin, 6 month old, girls. Elionese is on your left and Elioner on your right. They were born in Jean Rebel in March. Their mother died in May of a sickness and their father wanted to give them up because he does not want them to die. Both girls are healthly. Elioner is a little more chubby, and we believe that she is the first born. They are spending the first night in our home, and then to the creche tomorrow.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our Last Month

Tiffany and Hermelin took Willy and a couple of his friends to Chuck E. Cheese while Keith and I spent a couple days in a hotel.

Daniel caught the biggest frog during the hurricane season in Haiti.
We are back in Haiti and getting to know our newest little angel, Tabitha. We call her "Peanut" because she is so small. She is only around 1#. We don't have a scale small enough to weigh her on but, at 10 days old, she weighs "more than an 11 oz. package of hot dogs and less than a bottle of coke." Vance can put his wedding ring all the way to her elbow on her tiny little arm. Her story is truly a miracle. She was left on the beach by her mother, apparently shortly after her birth, the mother was caught and is in jail. The baby's aunt took Tabitha and tried to care for her but couldn't and brought her to the mission. Hannah and Vance have been caring for her, feeding her with an eye dropper every couple of hours. She is doing well and is certainly the center of attention. We have to believe Father has a special plan for this little one. Please continue to pray for her.