One of the things that has been really remarkable over the 10 years we’ve been on this journey is watching the way that our kids have impacted the community and more closely our church. They were 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 when they came home – so not old enough to be a vocal advocate for the kids in Haiti.

But, as they grew and developed. As Abby went from a twenty one pound 2 1/2 year old, to a lively, vivacious and cheerful little girl, the church watched. As Isaac went from a rambunctious toddler with temper tantrum issues to a charming handsome young man who has come a long ways in dealing with his struggles, the church watched.

As their older sister began taking trips back to the orphanage to volunteer and came back with stories and pictures, the church watched.

And when they were given the opportunity to support the “big sister” on her trips, they did.     And when they were given the opportunity to go with her to help at God’s Littlest Angels, they did. As they saw Abby and Isaac grow and thrive and they saw our family remain involved, it moved them and they have played a tremendous role in the lives of the kids at GLA.