Bonjou from Haiti! (That's hello in creole.)
Our first full day here in Montrouis is one for the record books. As you may have read in my last post, we have ventured down here to visit the orphanage Sondra's Song supports and that of course was the first thing on our agenda for the day.
Tanya Russell is a nurse practioner from Lubbock that is with us. This is her third trip to Haiti, but not just because she has a heart for this country, but also because she and her husband are trying to adopt two little girls from the orphanage here. Therefore, you can imagine her excitement to get to New Vision and see her baby girls.
It's been a year since Tanya has seen Katina and Jeffnika, but the girls warmed up to her instantly as if no time has passed at all. Tanya brought new dresses for the two girls and spoiled them just like any mother would. Tanya and her husband have two sons back in Lubbock and Tanya says the boys pray for their new sisters every night. Unfortunately, Haitian adoption laws are very strict and the Russell's have encountered many roadblocks in their quest to bring the girls to America. However, they are hopeful Katina and Jeffnika will be their's one day soon.
The rest of the day was spent playing with the children and figuring out the needs of the New Vision Haiti Orphanage. They have had a switch in leadership recently and Sondra's Song wants to make sure they know this Lubbock organization is behind them 100 percent. It's unbelievable how loving and joyful these children are when they have absolutely nothing. I think we could learn a lot from them.
Tomorrow we go find the namesake of this organization, Sondra. I won't give away too much, but this is a story you don't want to miss. Stay tuned. From Haiti, with love.
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