I’m leaving for Haiti in the morning.  I haven’t slept for than 2 hours in the last three nights.  I’m not anxious or worried.  I just can’t stop thinking about their faces.  I’ve been staring at them for a year now as our church has helped build and orphanage and become deeply involved with about 140 fatherless children in Jeremie, Haiti.  I am so ready to play with them and love on them (and give immunizations) yikes!

But all that aside.  Any time I come face to face with poverty, loss and the orphan my life changes.  Looking forward to more life change.  I wonder if they know that they bless us more than we could ever bless them?

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Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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  • Praying for you and the rest of your group and for the beautiful little babies that you love and minister to in the next several days!

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