On to other news. We have been so touched lately by the Kenscoff orphans. God has laid them heavy on our hearts. We continue to pray for them & for Gods wisdom & direction on how to continue to help them. They live on a level of poverty & starvation that no child should have to face. Many, many countries around the world have this same problem but as we stay focused on the Lord & His plans, we stay focused on what we can do for these particular children. Please be in prayer with us as we seek to follow Gods will on what He might have us & others learn & do for this orphanage; That He will continue to open the doors that He wants us to walk through. We have been praying & doing what we can. We have recently teamed up with Tim and Carol Heath (our downstairs neighbors) to try to support this orphanage more. There is so much need with these kids. The Lord has really burdened us to do anything we can to improve their lives.

We praise God as we are happy to tell you that 8 QCS students went with us, (and some other QCS staff…the Heaths & Pam DeYoung), to help these children for part of their required QCS community service hours!! Some of these QCS students had never experienced something like this trip before. It was amazing and humbling to watch these young youth have compassion for the orphans. They played with them, took their pictures (which the orphans just love) helped feed them peanut butter on bread, carried food & supplies in for them and just got to know them a little.

The message those orphans hopefully got??? Hope. Someone does care. They got to laugh & play amidst their devastating circumstances. Their hunger pains subsided as they thankfully ate food to nourish their weak & starving bodies. We actually witnessed this as we watched them eat, laugh & play. It was amazing to be a part of, as it always is when we go up there.

We were so excited about the way the QCS students took it all in! They were amazing as well. We were blessed to be able to be a part of this day. We believe the students were blessed by what they were able to participate in. They experienced compassion in a way they said they had never experienced before. Praise God. He is so good!

We are also so grateful for the students and their willingness to participate in the community. Most of them are children of upper class Haitian families. They are the ones that are prime victims of kidnappings here in Haiti. They live with this fear on a daily basis wherever they go. In fact, we are told, several QCS kids have experienced kidnappings within their families over the years. It is part of life here for them & their parents. Even though they seem to “have it all”, they too have to navigate the realities of Haiti. Of course we took part in taking care of all the precautions we could to ensure the safety of these students & ourselves.

We do know that when we visit the Kenscoff kids or any other orphans, we make a difference in their lives that particular day. That is important.

We also believe that we & the rest of the QCS staff are making a difference in the lives of the students & their families at QCS. It is in our hopes & prayers that these students might have a major positive impact on this country & for eternity.

QCS Student helping to interperet~she did a great job!

QCS Student helping to interperet~she did a great job!

QCS Student saying goodbye

QCS Student saying goodbye

QCS Student posing with Christy & Meriliene

QCS Student posing with Christy & Meriliene

QCS Students with Kenscoff children

QCS Students with Kenscoff children

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