Tuesday, November 15, 2011
As a person we want to accomplish things and mark off the boxes to feel needed. Why do we think this way? Is because we were taught this growing up? Is it a “self worth” attitude?
I come down here to this beautiful country(Haiti) and they want nothing more then touch. The touch is special to them but what is behind the touch is what they long for. For there lies trust, hope, and love. These creation of Christ have never been given these things. No one has ever trusted them, hoped in their future, or LOVED them. In the short couple times I have been to the girls home, all they want to do is sit and have you hold them. They like to wrap your arm over their shoulder and squeeze tight into your chest. They just want to feel appreciated and loved like everyone else. They are not looking for you to give them something. They don’t care about what is going on around them, they just want you. What is it internally that makes starving children give up there food to run and say hello and hug you?
I have also had the opportunity recently to visit where the boys were sent. While the team and I were waiting in the compound for the director to meet with us we saw a boy laying on a small shaded wall. He was also small in size being only 2-3 years old. Some of us were talking about him and what he was doing. “He sure looks a lot like one of the boys that was missing from S.O.G” Matt said. Na, it couldn’t be him. There is no way, this little guy was from S.O.G, he looked to healthy and had clothes on. As we kept looking at him Matt walked closer to get a better look. As Matt got closer the little boy turned his head towards us and saw him. His eyes light up with joy! He recognized his white skin and tall build. The boy slid off that wall and started running towards us smiling from ear to ear. He screamed and laughed all the way to us and then laughed and smiled bigger! There we were, a statue of hope for a boy that had been tossed around and “lost in the numbers”. We had never actually forgotten about this boy but he had no proof of this. He had not seen a face he knew for weeks.(except the other boys with him) He made us hold him till we could not any longer with a smile on his pretty little face. We also got to see some of the other boys who are doing great! They are being fed 3 times a day and going to school. This is a great improvement from the “hell” they were in before. We left with warm feeling knowing that the boys had been placed in a much better place and were being cared for. I have not been back to the boys home yet but plan to soon and see them again gaining health with everyday.
I also want to encourage everyone who is reading this to love more! You might have all the food you can eat and all the things you need but it never replaces love. My sister back home is always giving me a hug. It is sometimes annoying but never forgotten. So guys go hug your moms, girls go kiss your dads and never forget to show the fathers love through you because you never know what a “touch” will do for someone’s day!
All my love, Trevor
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I had not ate in 2 days nor slept in more. However there was something about walking off that American flight and smelling the air. It was hot, it was humid, I smelled like I had not showered in days. There was something though about the air that reminded me of “home”. As I walked off the plane all I could think of was the memories here. The kids that came to see me everyday, the little ones that let me hold them, and Michaelle!! After getting through customs I grabbed my bags and headed into the wild(outside of the airport). I saw Megan and Josh pull up driving a truck. No more then 2 seconds later did I see Michaelle and her sister Jess. They both had the day off school and came to surprise me. It gave me true joy to held them all the way back to the house. I spend the rest of the day organizing and napping before bed.
Thursday the 3rd was going to be an exciting day. We had all sorts of things to do before everyone left on Friday back for the states. We started out taking the girls to the school that Megan had started. It grew from 97 to 300 since last time I was here. I was taking pictures of the kids who needed sponsorship. I did this for a couple hours. After we finished it was time to run some last minute errands. We needed to get a freezer, some medical supplies, and plates and cups for the new girls home. We also had to run around doing small things. We finally made it to the girls home around 7pm. They were so excited to see us!! Calling us each by name. Holding onto us for life. For some of the girls I am sure that was a true reality. The last place they were at was nothing less then hell on earth. Being treated like slaves and criminals. Some of them were so weak after being moved, it felt as the energy of the sun was being drained. Seeing them tonight, a week later make me want to dance! Actually we did. They had so much more life and energy! We were only there for about 15 minutes to unload all the supplies. I hope to go back as soon as possible to make more relationships and build on the ones I have now. It means so much to the girls to just be there and talk to them.
I will keep writing and try to bring more awareness to these wonderful young girls! You can all keep praying that we find the children that are still missing. They need love so much!
Love all, Trevor
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I am sitting in the airport at Fort Lauderdale Florida. I am waiting anxiously for my flight to P.A.P at 7:05 in the morning. Every minute its closer to seeing my girls and being back home. I can only hope that I will be able to show them Christ love like they show me. I wait for there every smile halting the day in it’s tracks. I am sorry I don’t have much more, I am working on my “blogging skills” so please forgive me.