Friday, January 29, 2010

A brave pilot

Our kids are on the way to the airport just waiting to hear that they are allowing them to board the plane..
We have a brave pilot that said he was not leaving without the kids on his plane what a Hero! keep the prayers going.

Monday, January 25, 2010

They are coming Home!!!

 Here is our Update !

We have a plane, we have a plane, we have a plane!!!!! Please stop and say a prayer of thanks.

A group that would prefer we don't mention their names has arranged a flight going into Haiti with humanitarian supplies. They have been given a slot to land on Thursday. They will unload their cargo. They will check off and load the kids. Then they are coming home to SALT LAKE CITY UTAH.

They have some doctors and nurses going down on the plane to return with the children to make sure everyone is getting everything they need as soon as possible. I told them, "They all look really healthy" and he said, 'Then they'll snuggle the children who are scared".

And then I cried a little bit more.

Chareyl is at the Embassy now. She will be there all day long picking up Humanitarian Paroles.  We will be notified as she gets each child's paperwork.

They're coming home, ladies and gentlemen! They're coming home!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Can YOU help a little


We've got our Plan A to fuel this plane ($10K) to get the kids home.  That means you don't have to worry.  Now I want you to worry - a little bit...  We found a few people willing to give us some large chunks of money, but I KNOW this is a strain on some of them.  Will you help us to make that burden lighter for them?  Can we find many people willing to donate smaller amounts of money to get these kids home?

I've updated the Hope for Little Angels of Haiti Facebook page with this information as well.  I'll let you decide how you want to send this message out, but I am asking that you DO get word out somehow and do it ASAP, please. 

Will you start contacting everyone you know to see if they can donate any amount?

Let's see if there's a Plan B where many people can be the heroes here instead of just a few people bearing LARGE burdens.  Let's make this burden light, shall we?

I've got to run to church this morning.  (I'm teaching the lesson this morning.)  I'll be back just after 10 AM Mountain Time.  I'll be back online then.

Please send me an email if you get the call from DHS.  More families have received word, but again, it doesn't mean ALL families will be contacted and that's OK.  Just because you don't get a phone call doesn't mean that your child will not have Humanitarian Parole. 

Please send me any questions.

God's hands have been ALL OVER in this.  I think He's got a little "Haiti" on them.  ;)

Let's trust.  Have faith.  KEEP PRAYING.

Talk to you soon.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Looking back and looking forward

As I look back over the last 16 months of our adoption journey I am surprised at how naive I was about the world we live in. If you would have asked me before this started how well I understood the challenges the rest of the world faced I would have said that I thought I did and really meant it.

I had kept up to date on the world and been aware of the challenges other countries face and just how lucky my family is to live the life we do.

It only took a 20 minute drive through pre-earthquake Haiti to realize I knew nothing of life and the real struggles it can bring. In that short trip my perspective, world and heart changed forever. I have a strong belief and testimony that we are all brothers and sisters and that we had great love for each other before our time here on earth.

As I rode through those streets I couldn't get the thought out of my mind that these are my brothers and sisters. These are people that I know, people I care about, people I love and here they are living in situations I wouldn't allow an animal to exist in. My thoughts then drifted to my own kids and how I would feel if one of them ignored their brothers and sisters in the way I had allowed myself to neglect the family outside my very small circle. How would I feel if I saw them blessed with so much and looked away as their brother or sister died of starvation or thirst?

I would be devastated and that is with my very limited ability to love and understand in comparison to our Heavenly Fathers. I ache over the pain that I may have averted had I just looked and cared. When I think of the disappointment my Father in Heaven must have felt and will continue to feel as I struggle to use the blessings I have received to do his work and help all that I can.

I pray that I can keep my heart as open and focused on those who's needs are so overwhelmingly hard to endure and easy to correct as clean drinking water and a bit of food to eat. I realize I may never make even a scratch on the big picture of things but I hope I pray that I can end my life having thrown as many starfish back in the ocean as possible.


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What away to wake up too

We have heard that our Great Hope Team as made it too PAP.  after Unloading the plane and getting a sleeping bag from the the great scientologist team that flew them down there. They made it to the church where Harry is a bishop and seen the kids that was there. They say that they look good.
Michelle sent us this great picture that scott took of Fabrice and Brent I am sure all the kids where so Happy to see  these Guys after this Horriblle event.
I can not wait to hug them and to let them know it will be ok.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thank you

Thank you to all of those that have given so much to get our sweet kids home.
We have had so many blessings and we know God's hand is Involved and he is  watching over our sweet kids. we found out today that they where able to find Abie.Djoey,Jordan what a great blessing.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I have to reread to make sure I read it right....

I am in such shock that they will be Home soon What a week and a half full of emotion's. But even though we are so Happy there are still Sweet Babies that they have not been able to find so we are still praying  that we will hear good news about them very soon.   We need to keep praying for the country of Haiti that they will be able to get all the help that they need to become a great country.

Pray a little Harder today

This was the Up-date received today,

Dear Hope Families,
I just received word from Harry early this morning on the children. Again the messages are incomplete and very
Short. But apparently all the children are not together. Harry has not been able to reach Abel so
We don’t know if some of the children are with him, but he gave me a list of the children that are
Not with Nadia. Again, I am assuming the rest of the children ARE with her. He is going to try and reach Nadia today
And get all the children with her and take them to the church where he can care for them. He will also
try and locate the rest of the children. I know this will be hard to read if your child is on the list below,
but please know that we don’t have all the information  Yet. However hard I want to give the information as I receive it.

As I understand it, these are the children not with Nadia:

Jean Tony

We need to pray hard to find these children, everyone get your friends and family to pray.
I will continue to be vigilant in getting information.
My heart is with all of you!

Please keep all these kids in your prayers today and that we will hear some news today.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Our Prayers are being heard

We received this email from Chareyl tonight
Dear Hope families,
I just heard from Harry and although the bulk of the email is still somewhat vague, I do have good news that Avrie and Wyclef are ok.
Harry finally talked to Nadia today and this is his quote “I am so happy to hear from Nadia and to know that most of the kids been safe” he says that he is going to go and get them and bring them to the church so he can take care of them. He said that he has Fabrice and Schnider with him, I don’t know if he has had them with him or if he just got them. But either way we know for sure that they are ok and with Harry. I sent Harry a list of all the kids,
I asked him to please go get them all if possible, and then to give me a check mark by every child and tell me how they are.
I will let you know, I am hoping that he will have them or at least see them all tomorrow.
Keep praying! Chareyl

We are so Happy to hear about Fabrice here we keep thinking how busy he probally is not only takeing care of himself but the kids he was with.

On our last trip on the last night we always had a pizza party, well when it was getting to be time to go back to our room we noticed Fabrice going around and collecting the left overs and the few slices that had not been eaten and then asked Harry if he could take them back to his friends at the orphange. WOW it had never accured to anyone to do that we all ways gave it to the Hotel staff. Fabrice is so thoughtful towards all the kids. we just love him.
Please keep praying for more good news and for the country of Haiti.

WOW What a man!!

CNN's Gupta lone doctor on duty in Haiti
January 17, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- After doctors and nurses from a Belgian medical team left a field hospital Friday night because of security concerns, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, was the only doctor to help 25 earthquake victims, CNN said Saturday.
The network said Belgian Chief Coordinator Geert Gijs, a doctor who was at the hospital with 60 Belgian medical personnel, told CNN that he decided to pull the team out for the night.
Gupta stayed all night at the hospital with other CNN staffers, security personnel and at least one Haitian nurse who had refused to leave, CNN said.
"I've never been in a situation like this. This is quite ridiculous," Gupta said. He monitored patients' vital signs, gave them pain-killers, continued intravenous drips and stabilized three new patients in critical condition, CNN reported.
At 3:45 a.m., he posted a message on Twitter: "pulling all nighter at haiti field hosp. lots of work, but all patients stable. turned my crew into a crack med team tonight."

Saturday, January 16, 2010

some Up-dates

Dear Hope families,
I wanted to share some good news with you today, I believe we need it right now to boost
Our spirits. First let me say that things are going well with negotiations with US and Haitian
Governments to bring your children home. Everyone involved wants the outcome to be good
And is looking out for the best interest of the children. It is imperative that you register your
Adoption with Joint council, once you have done this you should receive a confirmation email,
If you did not get a confirmation email, go back and do it again.
As you know we have confirmation that Harry is in an LDS church in PetionVille, all the children
Living in the orphanage with him were evacuated safely. The mounting concerns now are that
PetionVille is in the mountains and it has been difficult to get aid to them. Harry said that there
Is food to purchase and even gas for his truck, but he has no money. And because PetionVille is
In the mountains it has been difficult for rescue teams to get to them. Harry says that if he
Could get some gas in his car he could try to find Nadia and the foster kids. He would also
Be able to buy food and supplies, there is some available to purchase (although the prices are
Astronomical) but the banks are shut down and there is no way to get money.
I am happy to tell you that we have found a way to get money to Harry! We have a friend (via
Shannon Cox, who will be traveling to Haiti tomorrow with a special medical
Team put together by the LDS church. Dr. Jeremy Booth has agreed to take the money to
Harry. He is an ER doctor, speaks fluent Creole and loves the Haitian people. They have been
Trying to fly out for several days but because of flight restrictions but hope to fly out tomorrow.
The hope for the little angels team is out getting a substantial amount of cash right now to
Send with Dr. Booth. I know this money will be critical in helping to find and feed our children.
I want to tell each of you thank you, it is because of so many of you and your contributions
That the hope organization has funds to send down.
I will keep you posted, please pray that Dr. Booth is able to reach Harry with the funds!!
Your friend,
Please keep Haiti in your prayers and Me and Dave keep thinking how Busy Fabrice Must be trying to help all the kids. He was all ways looking out for them when we where at the Hotel.
Hopefully this next week we will hear lot's of good news,And have a little bit of peace until we get everyone Home,and know that our friends in Haiti are being taken care of.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Great News!!

This is from a email we received from Chareyl our adoption cordinator Today. It is some great news it means we might be able to bring our kids home alot sooner, and they will not have to hopefully suffer anymore then they have too. we hope the Government can get this put into Action as soon as they can.
 We hope maybe after this weekend to know a little bit more about the children and the orphanage but I understand because Harry has not only our orphanage but several other ones plus he does have his own family and he has just lost his Mom and Sister in all of this. we hope everyone in Haiti that we know are not Hurting to bad and are as safe as they can be until they can get help to everyone in that country.
You are in our prayers and thoughts we love you all.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

24 hours latter and still no news

It has been 40 hours and really no news all we can do is keep everyone in our prayers and thoughts and if we can we can send donations to organizations that are helping Haiti. I hope today is the day for news.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Please keep sending prayers out today

We still have no updates on our friends or family down in Haiti but we are keeping positive thoughts.  We wish we where there to hug them and tell them it will be ok, Our O was in the city where the Earthquake hit. For now all we can do is pray and keep positive thoughts for the country of Haiti.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just what this poor country did not need

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday afternoon, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. Other buildings also were damaged.
The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 14 miles west from the capital of Port-au-Prince, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
An Associated Press videographer saw the wrecked hospital in nearby Petionville, and a U.S. government official reported seeing houses that had tumbled into a ravine.
No further details on any casualties or other damage were immediately available.
"Everybody is just totally, totally freaked out and shaken," said Henry Bahn, a visiting official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "The sky is just gray with dust."
Mr. Bahn said he was walking to his hotel room when the ground began to shake.
"I just held on and bounced across the wall," he said. "I just hear a tremendous amount of noise and shouting and screaming in the distance."
Mr. Bahn said there were rocks strewn all over the place and he saw a ravine where several homes had been built. "It's just full of collapsed walls and rubble and barbed wire," he said.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hanging out with Papa Blanc

So Nerlande has learned that her Papa is not so bad,she and Yonelson always want his attention at the same time but Dave is really good about working it out with them and to give attention to both of them.
I find it so amazing how well they pick up on Electronic's they will fit in just fine when they get home.

We have been missing these 3 kids so much,this past weekend we where looking at the photos that started this fun Adventure, and now we have one more sweet kid to love. We can not wait to see you guys again we hope you are doing fine and we love you!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Miss you when making a PB&J

Our kids love love love and did I say love Peanut butter...
So any time I am making something with Peanut butter I think how much they would love to try it.
So I can not wait until they can eat some peanut butter cookies or some peanut butter fudge or captain crunch peanut butter cereal and the list goes on and on .....we love you guys and i hope Nerlande is doing better and not so miserable..

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Time to go back to work

The Holidays are officially over the new year has started and tomorrow everyone returns to school and work,and Haiti governments goes back to work so hopefully files will get moving and we will hear some movement on our files.
This last weekend we spent time up at a cabin doing some snowmobiling and sledding we had a great weekend, but i am ready to return to just a normal schedule.

Friday, January 1, 2010

If your Whappy and you know it...Happy New year

So we hope everyone had a great New year's Eve and we hope this next year brings Great things for everyone. So if your down and not feeling happy here is a little song by Fabrice and Nerlande. So remember if your Whappy and you know it clap your hands because this year will be a great one!