Welcome to the Healing Haiti + Eagle Brook Mission Blog. We invite you to follow mission team members as they experience what God is doing both through them and in them while in the mission field of Haiti.

'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Her eyes were beautiful. Her long lashes softening her big brown eyes. Her smile was infectious making people happy to just be around her. She was 1 year old and had been given to " Missionaries of Charity Home for Children". Her future uncertain, her prognosis unknown, she only wanted to be loved. She only wanted to be held. I spent 2 hours holding her and the time flew bye.

The babies at Missionaries of Charity Home for Children are there because there is no where else to go. The families are poor and medical help is limited. It is, without a doubt, there last chance.

How can you look in their faces and not be affected? How can you hold them without your heart breaking?

We saw babies so skinny that their diapers would not stay on. We saw babies so sick that they wouldn't cry or react when poked with a needle.

How can someone so young, so innocent have so little future?

As I left the building, her cries echoed through my heart. I'm sure that though they eventually stopped, I will hear them forever.


  1. Dave, this post is simply beautiful! For all of us that have been blessed to have the opportunity to be part of Healing Haiti, we know all to well exactly what you are experiencing! No matter how hard we try --- the impact that we have on the people of Haiti - especially the children of Mother Teresa's can in no way, shape or form compare to the impact that the beautiful people of Haiti have on our lives --- forever!!! Our hearts are broken - but the imprints left on our hearts make every moment in Haiti so worth it!!!

  2. Amazing!! When I go to Haiti, I stay at the Missionaries of Charity and know exactly what you're feeling. The sounds of the innocent children are often present in my dreams. It seems everyone who goes to Haiti becomes addicted. How can you ever turn away from her beautiful people? They'll always hold a huge place in my heart and I count the days til my next trip. Bondye Beni Ou!