Our Little School Goes Hi Tech

From September 29, 2018 During this trip Billy and I purchased a projector and a DVD player for out teachers to use in our little schoolhouse. This week we managed to set up and test it out. The kids were truly excited. As a test we used a DVD of my film The Smile of a Sick Kid. Madame Frances,…

Toddler Duty

Toddler Duty

From September 28, 2018 Here are two staffers, Emanuella and Marmalade tying to entertain just six of our 22 toddlers. Read Full Journal Here  

Photographs from the Week

Photographs from the Week

From September 23, 2018 The balance of the today’s Journal will feature photos from the week that hopefully capture the spirit and life of the Santa Chiara Children’s Center. Read Full Journal Here

Leobel Recovering

From September 27, 2018 Leobel is slowly recovering from typhoid fever. While Nurse Rose does not think he is contagious, we’ve decided to err on the side of caution. His mom came to visit him on Tuesday. We asked her if Leobel could stay with her so she can take care of him for a week. Nurse Rose gave the…

First Mass Celebrated at Santa Chiara

From September 26, 2018 Fr. Hugo, the Passionist priest from Haiti, celebrated Mass on Sunday at Santa Chiara…our first Mass at our home. Fr. Hugo was great. The kids loved him. And he made it sound as if he would like to come on a regular basis. One staff member said that he had not been in a church in…

Me and Tamysha

From September 25, 2018 Thank you for all the kind, supportive responses to yesterday’s long, hard JOURNAL. More people (19) responded to yesterday’s JOURNAL than any other entry in our history. I appreciate all the concern and prayers. Part of the reason for yesterday’s detailed report and today’s follow-up was to gather together the full history of this mother’s inability…

The Sound of Fifty Kids Crying

From September 24, 2018 My world had collapsed. I found myself seated in the backyard surrounded by about 50 kids…all of whom were crying. I too was crying. I was the first to cry. I cried the longest. Days later, some random thought or memory of a sweet, joyful child who was no longer among us brought tears to my…

One more thing:

From September 21, 2018 Billy and I spent about $1,800 on furniture we really needed. We bought three more large bunk beds with six mattresses, a large desk for Nurse Rose, a cot suitable for an adult to sleep on, and a dresser for Bency and Naïve. It was delivered Wednesday. Read Full Journal Here

Words to Ponder

From September 16, 2018 “Our life in this world consists of a wonderous mixture of good and bad.” -Julian of Norwich Read Full Journal Here

Blessed Are the Poor

From September 15, 2018 Yesterday we learned that we were poor enough to qualify for special medical assistance in a county program designed to help with financial aid for lab tests, medications, dental work, and other routine medical needs. In a visit to her primary physician, Ecarlatte was told that the doctor thinks she is anemic and so she ordered…