One day a parent came in and said she was going to be leaving for a service trip to an orphanage that she had served at as a child. She showed me a picture of a younger her. She was playing in a water pump with young Haitian children. She said she would be going back with her sister and nephews. The orphanage is in Dessalines, Haiti. I was so interested in this trip she was taking. I wanted to use her trip as a way to show my preschoolers there are other children in other parts of the country having similar and different experiences than them.
EGO stands for Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage. It was started by a family in 1970. Don and Doris Peavey and their 4 children listened to the calling to go and help the children of Haiti.
EGO has 71 children they love and provide long term needs to ensure they have the education and training needed to become independent responsible adults. They also serve the community by providing family support through food, formula, and tuition assistance programs, as well as medical care, elementary and high school education, vocational training, and spiritual development.
The children in my preschool enjoyed learning about the country of Haiti and seeing pictures of where the children lived. They loved seeing how their school happenings were similar to their own. My heart grew more watching them learn and grow in their perspective of the world. The parent came back and I knew that I wanted to share this special place with other people that were looking to help outside of our country boarders.
I have been following the happenings, the wins and the hardships, of Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage for the past 5 years. This has been a challenging year for the world. When I focus on the world it helps me put myself into perspective. Just like the children, they also assist in an adult perspective.
Here is their website - https://ebenezerglennorphanage.org/
They can also be followed on Facebook at
Gina Griffith - Missions