Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Treasure Chest

Miss Abbey has a special way of recognizing good behavior in the home school classroom at Angel House. Each child is able to receive a sticker on a sticker chart for following the class rules, doing seat work, getting along with the other students, etc. Every so often, the kids have the opportunity to go shopping at the "Treasure Chest Store" and pick out so fun surprises based on the number of stickers they have earned.

The kids have responded so well to this new incentive program. Not only are the working on behaving during school, they are learning the value of saving up for something special. This is a wonderful way to accentuate the positive behavior but also allow the children to have some personal treasures of their own.

Thank you once again, Miss Abbey, for making home school so fun! You are such a blessing to all the children at Angel House!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We LOVE Parkway!

Parkway Church from Surprise, Arizona is spending the week at Three Angels. As always, lots is happening during their visit. The men are building a new kitchen for the cooks, the teens are spending lots of time loving on the kids and everyone is having a wonderful time. The mission is so blessed to have such a fabulous group serving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pumpkin Bread - Yum!

It wouldn't be any fun if we didn't get to EAT the pumpkin bread some of the children made. After baking the bread and letting it cool, everyone enjoyed a piece of fresh pen gimou in addition to their regular snack of Baguette and mamba.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pumpkins In Haiti

It's fall in Haiti, too! Last week we read a book about the
pumpkin patch, so of course we had to make something
edible using PUMPKINS!!!

The older six children helped make an amazing
loaf of pumpkin bread.

As we went through the recipe, each child got
the chance to taste each individual ingredient (tongues out!)
except for the raw egg! :-)

Monday, November 16, 2009


The children at Angel House were introduced to a...newly-found snail. Edward, as the children named it, spent a couple of days at the orphanage.
Wanting the children to enjoy the amazing creativity of our God, the week was spent learning about snails and other wonderful animals God has created. What a fun way to learn --- hands-on with a really cool visual aid!During Edward's visit, Reece was the only one brave enough to hold the snail (including the grown-ups!) So once the snail lesson was complete, all the kids decided it was best to let Edward go back home - into nature, another one of God's awesome creations!

Thank you for making learning fun, Edward!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthdays At Angel House

Marcia recognizes the kids’ birthdays each month with cake, a bag of goodies, and many happy birthday wishes! The kids put candles on the cake for however many years they are turning.

We have a Birthday Calendar in our homeschooling classroom. Each child’s birthday is listed, so the children are learning when the birthdays arrive and that each person has their special day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Yummy Storytime

Reece and Naitile received some treats for their lost teeth: APPLES! They munched on them while sharing with Elmise and enjoying some stories with Abbey.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

Lots of baking going on at Angel House recently. It makes for a fun activity and a very yummy treat!

The girls enjoyed smashing and mashing up pumpkin to make the bread.

They took their job quite seriously and did it with a smile!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bakin' a Cake!

Mixing up the batter for the yummy
chocolate cake!
Although it seemed like they were helping in the kitchen, Steeve and Reece were actually working on their reading as they followed the directions to the recipe.
Learning at Angel House is fun!
It's never too exciting to clean up after working in the kitchen, but the boys did a great job washing the bowls and enjoyed doing it, too. Bravo!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Miss Abbey

Abbey teaches the children, reads to the children and plays with the children every day at Angel House Orphanage. Most importantly, she loves on the children each day. Thank you, Abbey, for your love and dedication to the children of Three Angels!

Friday, October 16, 2009

High School Buddies

Within walking distance of Angel House is a Christian school called Quisqueya. Quisqueya School is associated with Port au Prince Fellowship Church where many of our mission teams attend service on Sunday mornings. It is a K-12 school; which serves missionary families and the Haitian bourgeois in the Port au Prince area.

Most recently, Angel House and Quisqueya School have teamed up to work together. The first Thursday of each month, 10th graders come to work with the children at Angel House. The ratio of teens to orphans is 1 to 1, so the children are getting lots of attention! In addition, the children have been paired up with the students for the school year allowing everyone to form a special bond.

This month the teens played group games with the kids, ate lunch with them, went crazy with stickers and face paint. They played with the giant parachute and decorated cupcakes. The kids loved the attention and affection and cannot wait for their High School Buddies to return.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Lukeson is our youngest at TA and he still needs a Mama....

In fact we have 2 baby boys and Stephy that still need families. We will put them on the website, but we were getting so much interest for a while that I thought we could find them homes just from referrals internally. He is a snuggler and all three kids are paper ready!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Taking time out to play in the rain with Teacher Abbey. (You know the nannies thought they were crazy!) Thank you, Abbey, for teaching our children to write, read and to play!

Here is an update that Abbey sent to us this week:

· The older kids know their number places 1-10th and a nifty little song to help remember!
· Hermann has responded well to the one-on-one tutoring with Marcia and Marcia has discovered that his best time of day is right after nap time.
· Abbey began reading Price Caspian with the older kids. They’re all hanging with it thus far (but I think Reece is getting the most out of it) and we just finished chapter 5.
· We had a team of 32 teens from Quesquaias Christian school in Thursday. They played with the kids, did activities, etc., and will be volunteering the first Thursday of every month!
· All of the older kids are finally on the same page with their handwriting.
· Fritzner helped with school two days in the afternoon & it was very helpful.

Thank you, Abbey and Marcia!

Monday, October 5, 2009