Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...

I hope that everyone had a fabulous time with family today, and I am sure that there was not any shortage of food. As you read this, most everyone is feeling like they ate WAY TOO MUCH today... There are so many people in the world that could not even fathom the idea of having a stomach ache from eating too much!!!

I wanted to share an e-mail that we got from the director of Jonas's Orphanage yesterday. Please read it, and really search your heart to see if there is something that you could do. It is definitely a hard read, but a must!!!

As a lot of people go out tomorrow to shop on black friday; some at crazy hours of the morning, remember these children's faces.

Maybe one of those great deals could be put back and that money could feed a child for a week or two...

Off my soapbox now... And no, I am not being a hypocrite... I do not do black friday...


Since the hurricaines in August and September of this year, Haiti's already fragile economy got even worse. Malnutrition in the mountain areas have always been severe. People who have garden plots have only been able to grown enough food for part of the year. These children do not get enough protein in their diets. They become swollen and look fat, but are really dying inside from lack of nutrition!

Here is a good article describing just how bad conditions are for the children in the remote areas. This is a situation that is critical right now! Today!

Please read this article:

I want to raise your awareness of how fragile our Haitian children are and just how difficult their lives can be. Countries are turning a blind eye to the conditions in Haiti and the plight of these children. When I read reports against adoption and for "preservation of families", in principle I agree 100%. But I think that people doing these studies do not always realize that when a mother brings her child to GLA's doors with severe malnutrition, we are her last chance to save her child. She does not want her child listed in the 26 that died.

Please pray for the children and pray for food to arrive in time to save all of them.

And Life in Haiti goes on...

Dixie Bickel, RN
Orphanage Director
God's Littlest Angels, Inc.
Haitian Baby Ministry

*** I did not take the above 2 photographs for this post.

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