February 2001 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We arrived in Tricotte, Haiti the afternoon of Saturday, January 20.  After settling into the guest house, we headed to the orphanage to greet the kids.  They were waiting for us and began singing a “welcome” song.  After enjoying a short program, Glenn Bridges, Neal Hershey and Paul Bovenkamp assembled a trampoline that Glenn had brought from California.  And then the fun began!  The kids had never seen such a thing.  Glenn demonstrated, and then one by one they took their turns.  It was great to watch!  The kids reacted by literally rolling on the ground with laughter.  The girls were a little slow in participating at first but with a little encouragement, they were soon jumping along with the boys.  Over the next 6 days that we were there, the jumping never ceased. Continue Reading →