I knew next to nothing about Haiti until I started blogging a few years ago. I really don't remember how, but I started reading the blogs of Jamie Ivey and Debra Parker. Both of their families had set out on the journey - and it is a very long journey - of adopting children from Haiti.
The Iveys finally brought their little girl Story home a couple of months ago. They are still waiting for their Haitian son Amos to be able to come home. The Parker family is waiting to bring home their son Ronel. Both boys are living at the Real Hope for Haiti Rescue Center. To the praise of God, the rescue center was still standing after the earthquake and none of the children were hurt. Thank You, Lord Jesus. They have 50-60 children and a few adults under their roof at any given time.
I have the pleasure of now knowing Debra in person because she moved to the Houston area around the same time that we did. I have not had a chance to meet Jamie yet but I look forward to our paths crossing someday. I have a lot of respect for both of these families. I can't even imagine the anguish they were experiencing after they heard about the earthquake and didn't know if their kids were okay. I know they are still aching very badly for this country, as we all are.
The Iveys and the Parkers were featured on their local news programs yesterday. Isn't that awesome? Here are the links if you want to check them out.
The Parkers on Click 2 Houston
The Iveys on News 8 Austin
*Also, don't miss this post on Shaun Groves' blog. You can get a "Help Haiti" Compassion banner for your blog there.