I went to Haiti for my first time. We went with Loving Shepherd Ministries and saw a desperately poor country and beautiful land, ravaged by poverty and its effects.
But we also saw hope, lots of it. We visited the Homes of Hope and talked with the godly houseparents, who have committed their lives to taking in orphans and calling them sons and daughters. The contrast was incredible.
Each LSM Homes of Hope have 10-12 kids placed there.
What makes an orphan not an orphan?
These kids are now in beautiful families, not related by blood, but brought together by God, no longer orphans. They are fed, clothed, educated and most importantly, taught about Jesus Christ…and they have HOPE.
One of the Homes had a child directed choir.
The boys standing are boys that had been child slaves before moving in the Kpoux Home of Hope.
Little faces full of hope with expectation of the future.
Since this trip, the nation has faced an earthquake and unprecedented tragedy. May God continue to bring beauty through so many ashes.
Currently there are sponsorship opportunities of a variety of homes, including homes with HIV+ kids, HIV orphans, and sponsorship to rescue exploited woman. If you are interested in learning more about Homes of Hope or would like to sponsor one by being a Hand of the Shepherd, visit http://www.loving-shepherd.org/.