Our great friends from Atlanta, Georgia are here visiting. SOAR (Serving Others and Rejoicing) ministries works to lead short term mission teams all over the world. One of their big projects every year are Angel Bags. In December, they pack up a big truck load of toys to give to kids in Mexico and share the story of Christmas to little ones in Mexican villages. When Eric and I moved to Haiti in November of 2008, they also expanded Angel Bags to Haiti, specifically to New Hope Haiti Mission and to the kids in the Balan Christian Church. You can read the SOAR blog to find out more about their trip!
The group arrived on Saturday and immediately went right to work. They unloaded their luggage and sorted out the gift bags, reloaded and headed straight to the orphanage. After a quick bite of Soup Joumou (Pumpkin Soup), they led the kids in some songs, a story, and then handed out the Angel Bags.
Kids love presents and these kids are no exception! They were excited for their many great presents found inside their bags.
Hannah Hamilton came over and spent the day with us, too. She helped Little Manno open his bag. He is one of the newest members of New Hope Haiti Mission. Afterwards, the kiddos had their faces painted.