One morning they were members of happy households, and the next they were alone in the world. This is the story of the great orphan tragedy of 2010 in Haiti. But on March 13, Rescue Haiti's Children took more than one hundred orphans by "tap tap" bus away from the city, to an altitude of 6,000 feet in the beautiful mountains of Haiti to honor their dead mothers and fathers, and to remember the lives of brothers and sisters killed in the great January 12 earthquake.
It was the memorial service that none of them had experienced. It gave the children an opportunity to testify to the work of God in their lives through their parents and to finally experience some emotional closure in the wake of the unimaginable pain. For most, this was the first time hey had stepped outside the orphanage since arriving after the earthquake.