Azile Dorcus

Azile Dorcus is a special place in Haiti.  It is a place where elderly Haitians reside, that do not have family to take care of them.  Basically, a nursing home.  Every time I go visit, my heart is touched by these kind, gentle souls.  The joy emanating from the residents, is contagious!  I always leave Azile feeling more thankful and blessed.  The residents have very little materially, but they do not lack in spirit or zeal for the Lord!  They are a great example of contentedness for me.

Recently, a group from Roanoke church sent gifts for each resident.  The men each received a new button-down shirt, slacks, and a hygiene kit (soap, wash cloth, tooth brush, tooth paste, clippers, etc.).  The ladies received a day dress, as well as a hygiene kit.  Each gift was cleverly packed in a pillow case, so each resident received a nice, new pillow case too!  It was evident that the residents do not receive gifts often!  There was singing, shouting for joy, and lots of dancing!!  I wish everyone that participated in putting the gifts together, could have been here to see the emotion and thankfulness shared that afternoon!

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Thank you to those of you that shopped and put these gifts together!  It was so fun to bless and encourage these Haitians with the gifts!

2 thoughts on “Azile Dorcus

  1. What a worthwhile event! The home there looks bright and clean. I’d be glad to participate next time if the organizer would contact me. 🙂 carol

  2. Thanks for posting these pictures, Mandy! I can see why these people are special to you and especially love the last photo with the three sweet ladies! I’m praying for you and your family,
    Gini

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