If you watched the video I posted here earlier today at 11:13am (the behind the scenes video), you are perhaps a bit familiar with Greta Home and Academy – or at least you saw the t-shirts. (Scroll back and watch the video if you have not watched it yet.)
My FNC colleague Justin Wells, after watching the video posted earlier, went on line and googled Greta Home and Academy and came up with the info below (and I have linked to the full blog.)
I have been very fortunate to work with Reverend Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse on their many humanitarian projects. Samaritan’s Purse has many, many, many, many projects BOTH here at home in the USA and in other places in the world – places of great poverty and great danger.
After the earthquake killed 300,000 people in Haiti, many children were left orphans. On my first trip to Haiti with Rev Graham after the earthquake, we saw kids walking down the street with no clothes, no adult supervision and no food. They were homeless and starving.
Later I heard horrible stories — about women being raped in the earthquake displaced persons camps….getting pregnant…and then abandoning the child because the child was conceived by rape and thus unwanted by the mother. The kids were literally dumped.
Samaritan’s Purse, not only provided emergency care to the homeless and abandoned children but are doing much more — giving the kids a future. First, Samaritan’s Purse assembled tents and gave the children a place to sleep. The children were surrounded by Samaritan’s Purse volunteers which made them feel safe – something they had not felt in their lives. This was a huge step forward for these homeless children.
Samaritan’s Purse did not stop there. Now there is more! A new structure is almost finished which will give them a solid roof over their heads. An incredibly building will be finished in about 4 weeks — giving these kids something they have never had before. They will have a home, and an education — all done by Samaritan’s Purse and volunteers.
My husband and I are helping and it is fun to help. I am thrilled to be part of the orphanage project (see below.) The blog copied below is written by someone who volunteered for 6 days at the orphanage. You will read below what fun it is to be part of the project.
Imagine the honor I feel to have this orphanage named the Greta Home and Academy! But it is a bigger honor to just be able to help and to meet the many volunteers who do so much for so many. I admire the volunteers immensely.