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  • Help Us Purchase Fire Extinguishers for All Houses

    A few Sunday's ago early in the morning, Evelyne, one of our cooks, walked into the unfinished Guest House at Fort Jacques to check on some baby chickens that we had put there before putting them in with the big chickens.  As she walked in, she saw smoke coming from their pen and ran over to it and found that their heat lamp had fallen and caught the saw dust on fire.  The baby chicks were huddled in the corner as far away from the flames as they could get!Evelyne was a farmer with...

  • Tiny Mirlanka Needs Emergency Surgery!

    Mirlanka is one of our preemie twins who came to us a couple of months ago.  She and her twin sister have done well.  They have grown and we had hoped to send them home with mama and papa soon.

  • Tiny Mirlanka Needs Emergency Surgery!

    Mirlanka is one of our preemie twins who came to us a couple of months ago.  She and her twin sister have done well.  They have grown and we had hoped to send them back with mama and papa soon.

  • Thank You from Berlanta's Family and from all of us at GLA!

    Thank you to everyone who gave toward Berlanta's hospital and funeral expenses.  The response was more than expected and your generosity is so appreciated.  Berlanta's husband stopped by early this morning.

  • We Need Your Help Today!

    Running an orphanage and school for the children is expensive.  Just providing the essentials like food, water, medicine, and supplies takes constant fundraising each month.Donations have dropped off for the last 6 months.  I do not know why donations have been less, whether it's the economy or just lack of interest, but God's Littlest Angels has been struggling!

  • John Bickel in Cardiac Unit for 2 days

    Hi Everyone!  Just wanted to bring you up to date on what is happening with John and me (Dixie).  Your prayers are needed.We have been in the States since the 10th of September.

  • For All Adoptive Families Who Have Left with your Children Please Read This

    Hi, this is Dixie. I have a favor to ask.We are trying to update our records for all of the adoptive families who have already taken children home.  We know that addresses for some have changed and emails especially have changed.

  • For All Adoptive Families Who Have Left with your Children Please Read This

    Hi, this is Dixie. I have a favor to ask.We are trying to update our records for all of the adoptive families who have already taken children home.  We know that addresses for some have changed and emails especially have changed.

  • Hurricane Irma Update from the orphanage....

    It is very still and calm here in Fort Jacques.  We thought we would wake up to rain and wind but so far it hasn't reached us.  The weather channel shows it moving very slowly to the west.

  • Unpredictable Hurricane Irma coming our way!

    The weather reports say Hurricane Irma might hit Haiti but then some say the eye should be north of us and only the northern cities are under a hurricane warning. So we really do not know what to expect at this time.We are taking precautions and boarding up windows at the school just to be safe.  All of the children including our three babies in incubators will all go into the first floor of the school probably on Thursday if the rain and winds come our way.

  • Hurricane Coming Toward Haiti! Keep Everyone in Haiti in your Prayers!

    Hurricane Irma looks like it is coming straight toward Haiti.  We will know more about it's path hopefully on Monday.  Southern Haiti still has not recovered from the devastating wind and rain that came with Hurricane Matthew back in October of 2016.

  • The Babies at GLA Need Your Help...

    We need your help to pay our bills.  It is difficult for me to write that sentence but it's true and we are having a difficult time paying our electric, water, propane for cooking, diesel for the generators and our other bills that are due.  Your donations are what keep God's Littlest Angels functioning.

  • Check Out The Move to Fort Jacques. Please Help Cover the Costs!

    We are all living at Fort Jacques now except for the Guest House which is still located in Thomassin 32.  This move has been difficult for John and I.  We have lived in the Thomassin area since 1995.

  • We need funds to move the babies to their new home. Can you help?

    When we let you know of our need for some extra hands and some skilled workers, we received several inquiries from people wanting to help.  Now thankfully we have a few extra volunteers coming in the next month to help with the building that needs to take place before we can move the babies to Fort Jacques.  We want to thank everyone who is coming to help.The building part of the move is also going well but we are running low on funds to keep preparing the buildings.

  • We Need People with Construction Experience to Come to Haiti Now! If We Do Not Get Help, We Cannot Move in July.

    This is Dixie and I've been out of Haiti for the last 6 weeks with severe back problems and so have not been here to help at all.  I just returned to Haiti on Friday and I'm feeling the stress of trying to make sure we get moved to Fort Jacques and have a place for the babies and the staff to live. If You Have a Skill for putting up drywall, installing doors, finishing bathrooms, installing electrical outlets, installing kitchen cabinets or figuring out how to barricade a raili...

  • We Need Your Help! Please Give Today!

    The needs of the orphanage never stop.  The kids need medicine, hygiene products, food, schooling supplies, and clothing.  We need funds to pay teachers, nurses, nannies, kitchen staff, cleaning staff, laundry staff, drivers, adoption staff, and construction workers.

  • Hurray! Matching Funds Goal of $10,000 Reached!

    Last Thursday, I told you of a donor who was willing to donate $10,000 to buy our food/supplies for the month of April and they put out the challenge for other donors to help us raise the funds to match that amount.  That gives us two months funding for food/supplies!We reached that goal last night and we are so happy and thankful to all of you who made a donation toward that goal!  This is a monthly need and usually donations are enough to cover this each month, but for April we were ...

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    Two Staff Positions Still Needing To Be Filled.

    We desperately need people in Haiti to help with the building and maintenance of the Fort Jacques campus.  You would be supervising the national staff who do the plumbing and masonry work, but they do not know much about building with wood.  You would be right in the middle of the work and working alongside of our national workers.If you think you qualify for either position, and would like to join the GLA staff in Haiti, please contact Mrs.

  • We Need Some Special Workers! Could That Special Worker Be You?

    We need a couple of workers to lay Ceramic Tile in the house where we are moving the GLA offices.  Anyone willing to come down and lay the tile so it will be ready for us to move into the house?The house  will also be used for staff housing. We need this done very soon since we are moving the offices up at the beginning of July.  The house is about 2,000 square feet on one level.We are asking for volunteers who can pay their own airfare if we provide room and board while you are h...

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    Matching Campaign Started!

    I have good news!I had a family contact me who said they would do a matching fund campaign with GLA for the monthly food and supplies that we need.  This family is willing to give $10,000 and is challenging you to help match their donation. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get the funds needed for two months to purchase food!Would you consider sending in a donation today to help us get these matching funds?

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    God's Blessings Surround Us!

    Sometimes when I grow weary and just want to take a holiday from all of the sickness and misery surrounding me, I lift my eyes up and see the mountains and beauty of Haiti and my strength is renewed!Sunday morning church services on the balcony with the backdrop of the mountains behind Pastor Joel makes it feel like God is right there, I could reach out and touch him!  The beauty takes my breath away!But the poverty, sickness and the daily difficulties for the people of Haiti are there even...

  • We Are Moving But We Need Help!

    We are moving in July!  We have already started packing boxes of things like books and toys. We have already taken several loads up to store at Fort Jacques.

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    Come See John and I in Alberta!

    We are having a great time in Canada.  We arrived in Alberta and then last weekend went to Manitoba south of Winnipeg to speak at a church.  I wish that we could have seen the children from GLA that were adopted many years ago into this area but I did not have enough time to get in contact with any of the families.

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    Make a difference! Come Live and Work in Haiti!

    For all staff and volunteer information, please contact our OFFICE STAFF.NEW POSITIONS IN HAITI ARE OPEN!To Apply, contact our US office by clicking here or call 719-638-4348 and ask to talk to Jean. Handy Man Needed: Looking for someone who can work with our team at Fort Jacques to keep things fixed.  Will be doing daily maintenance and working on projects with the rest of the staff.  Would consider a volunteer for the summer just to help us get caught up with the projects waitin...

  • Some of This and Some of That...News from GLA!

    DONATE NOW7 year old Girl Benefits from Funds Sent to Help Donald!One of our nannies that works in the Intensive Care Nursery and is one of my best nannies has a daughter seven years old who has been sick now for about a month.  Jocelyne has worked at GLA for about 10 years. For several months, her daughter has had trouble vomiting and stomach problems.  For the last month, she has been in and out of the hospital.

  • Help Us Send a Container to Haiti on July 29!

    Plans have changed on the date we will send a container to Haiti.  It will now take place on July 29th! As usual, John and I will be apart for our wedding anniversary and he will be in the States loading this container to send to Haiti!

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    Donald Needs Life Saving Surgery! Please Donate to Help Save This Baby's Life!

    Donald came to us with a condition called Spina Bifida. At one month old, his head circumference was normal. Then his head started to grow.

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    Help Us Send Supplies to Haiti for the Orphanage...

    God's Littlest Angels has a warehouse in Colorado Springs that is full of food, furniture, and medical items to send to Haiti. We have enough to fill a 40 foot container part way but need your help to fill it the rest of the way with items we desperately need in Haiti! Many of the items that we need are difficult to find in Haiti.

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    We Need Your Help To Feed The Children!

    In March and April, we had 8 babies come in to the orphanage.  Six of the children are here for assistance.  We are seeing more and more children coming who are sick or the mother has died and we need your help in caring for these children.

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    Garden is starting to grow!

    The photo on the left is butter lettuce coming up in a row.  Hopefully in a month or two it will look like the photo in the middle!  This lettuce was in a "tape" that was 6 feet long.  You just lay it on the ground, cover it with a little bit of dirt and... VOILA! It starts to grow!

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    Farming the Land! Growing our own Vegetables!

        We have been wanting to increase our garden space at Fort Jacques and start growing more of our own vegetables.  My back is not good and I cannot get down on my knees to garden so I got our mason to make some raised vegetable beds where I can plant a herb garden, strawberries, and vegetables.  They turned out so nice and yesterday, we planted lettuce, strawberries, fennel, basil, and dill.  The rest we will start inside and then plant into the gardens when they are b...

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    2015 Is Coming To An End

    I cannot believe that we are almost into 2016!  A lot of things have happened in 2015.  We are working on the "year in review" to send out to everyone so you can see what has happened at GLA.  We have had long term staff leave and a new short term family come to Haiti.  We have had children join their forever families and a few new children come into the orphanage. I think the biggest change that we have had are the number of children who have come for assistance this year.&n...

  • Merry Christmas from everyone at God's Littlest Angels!

    Merry Christmas everyone and THANK YOU so much for your incredible support!! Each year seems to pass so quickly here in Haiti.  I think it's because we are so busy that the days flow together and the next thing we's Christmas again! The last two years have been difficult financially for GLA.  Our income was cut in half when adoptions were held up for so long.  We cut down on some of our programs, put some full time staff on part time status, have schedules for when the g...

  • Just when I say that we can't take any more babies, God sends a 3 pound baby to our Gate!

    If you read my last blog, you are aware of the bills we have here in Haiti needing to be paid and the stress that is causing us all.  I told the staff that we would not be taking any children for assistance or adoption for a little while until things got better. As usual, when I say something like that, God sends a baby to our gate!  Sure enough, tonight three workers from the ministry of public health brought a mother and father with a 3 pounds 9 ounce baby to our gate.  They sai...

  • The Kids Need Your Help!

    Each of these children are counting on your help so that their daily needs are met!  We have generous donors who help monthly by sponsoring a child and their sponsorship helps provide for some of the food, clothing, schooling, medical care, and pay the bills needed to keep the children housed.  But sponsorship does not cover all of the expenses. Adoptions used to help with the support of the children but now it is taking a year or more for the children to be proposed to their forever f...

  • Our New Guest House is being built!

    Our prayer has been that we would be able to move all of the children to the Fort Jacques property quickly. We still need to build a home for the babies, the volunteers, a dining room, and housing for the staff. It has seemed like the list was never ending!

  • Mayor Signed 21 files for adoption!

    In case you didn't read my blog a couple of days ago about financial needs, you might have missed this prayer praise that we have! The Kenscoff Mayor signed all 21 abandoned children's files so they can now be proposed to families!  They have been waiting to be signed since August 2014!  What an answer to lots of prayers!  We were so overwhelmed because we were just watching these 21 children who were ready for matching sitting here all of those months waiting for one person to si...

  • Help Us Care for the Children!

    Hi, John and I are in the States visiting new churches that we have never visited before.  We hope to motivate people to support the orphanage and help provide needed food, medication, fuel for the generators so the kids have lights and clean clothes, and water for the children to drink.  But right now, GLA is low on funds.  It's been awhile since I have asked our donors to help with a crisis but we desperately need funds to keep caring for the children.  We used to received ...

  • The Day After...

    It's impossible to not sit and think about what happened and to not go over the "What ifs" in our heads the day after the attack on Fort Jacques.  What if we had thought about the thieves throwing poison out to the dogs before the dogs had a chance to eat any hot dogs?  We knew that thieves do this routinely, why didn't we think of the possibility quicker?  What if we had more lighting around the property?  What if we didn't have such thick fog that night and could have seen ...

  • Urgent Prayer Needed for Fort Jacques Staff and Children

    First, I want to say that no children or staff were injured last night at Fort Jacques. After midnight, several armed men entered the Fort Jacques property looking for money. They climbed over a gate at the bottom of the property and then broke the gate open.

  • 20th Anniversary of God's Littlest Angels in Haiti!

    John and I started GLA on Christmas Day 1994.  That was 20 years ago!  Time has gone by so fast.  We have lived in Haiti 23 1/2 years.  When we came to Haiti, John and I had made a commitment to stay for 3 years, but Haiti is our home now and in our hearts.  I don't know if I can ever leave! We were living and working at the Baptist Haiti Mission in 1994 and early on Christmas morning a premature baby was born at the mission hospital.  It was a baby girl and she wei...

  • Sometimes "Thank You" is not said enough...

    But I will call upon the Lord to save me—and he will. I will pray morning, noon, and night, pleading aloud with God; and he will hear and answer.   Psalm 55: 16- 17 Living Bible Sometimes "Thank You" is not said enough whether it is us thanking God for listening and answering our prayers or saying "Thank You" to our Donors and Prayer Warriors who support us every day!   As many of you know, we have been very busy this last month with all kind of things going on such as the mo...

  • Give Someone a Special Gift this Christmas! A 2015 GLA CALENDAR!

    The Calendars are ready and will make great Christmas gifts! If you are interested in ordering a calendar for yourself or for gifts order them soon. The photos inside are wonderful this year and our contest winners' photos are inside too.

  • Today is #GivingTuesday! Help GLA Start Off the Christmas Giving Season with a BANG!

     Today is #GivingTuesday!  It is a day to give to a charity   of your choice! #GivingTuesday was started 2 years ago by a group of donors who wanted to give back during the Christmas giving season.  It is a movement to create a national day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. The founders wanted to fight the commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season.

  • The GLA 2015 Calendars Are Ready To Order!

       They are being printed and will be ready for delivery mid November. The calendars will make great Christmas gifts! If you are interested in ordering a calendar for yourself or for gifts order them soon.

  • Orphan Sunday 2 November 2014

    "Defend the cause of the fatherless..." Isaiah 1:17 Orphan Sunday is a day for your church to focus on the plight and reality of orphans around the world.  With a focus on God’s heart for the orphan and the call to Christians to act on their behalf.  Some churches are using all month to collect donations to help the orphans of the world because November is also National Adoption Month. Due to our new adoption law in Haiti, the fees given to an orphanage to care for the children is bein...

  • Help Get Food to GLA by Sponsoring a Mile or More of the Journey!

        #Kids Against Hunger sent us a total 5616 packages of food and each package  serves 10 so that's 56,160 meals!  It is 6 pallets full of food!  We also have diapers, clothing, lotion, and soap that need to come to Haiti. #Golden Corral Restaurant in Colorado Springs donated 216 dining room chairs to the orphanage to help furnish our Fort Jacques buildings.  Since we are moving the children to the new Toddler House compound in November, we need to get the houses f...

  • Global Giving Bonus Day

    Global giving is a charity fundraising website that GLA uses to help raise the money needed for our ongoing project needs such as baby formula, clean drinking water, and food to feed the children.Global giving will be matching your donation for today only, for each dollar given it will be matched 40% by Global Giving. So for each $1 given, Global Giving is matching $0.40. GLA will receive $1.40!

  • We are moving the Toddlers to Fort Jacques in November! Teams/Volunteers Needed!

    VOLUNTEER We have one opening that just became available for a volunteer from September 29 through October 13.  If you are interested in coming to volunteer for two weeks please contact or call 719-638-4348. TEAMS We have one opening for a team from August 18 through 25.  If you have a team ready or know of others who would like to come with you for a week to work at GLA, please contact us. We are also looking for some teams or volunteers to come and help us get...

  • Donations for Sebastien's Medical Care

    We have had a great response from people wanting to help with Sebastien's medical care!  We now have enough for his trip to Minnesota and his visa.  Any funds above the needed amount will be added to the Medical Fund and used for medical care for Sebastien if there are further needs or other children needing medical care. We want to send a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who gave a donation to see Sebastien receive the care he needs!

  • We Need Help for Sebastien!

    We need your help to send Sebastien to Minnesota for medical care.  He has a chance to get additional surgery on his feet so that he can walk without help.  Sebastien needs $ 2000 to cover the cost of his trip out and back. Sebastien just turned 11 years old on the 12th of June.  Many of you have followed his story for the last few years since he came to God's Littlest Angels.  Sebastien was born with bilateral club feet.  Both of his feet turned inward and he walked on ...

  • NICU or ICU Nurse Needed!

    We are looking for an volunteer RN who has NICU, ICU, or Pediatric ICU experience to work at our orphanage in Haiti.  This is a full-time position and we ask for a two year commitment to come and join our staff caring for premature and malnourished infants and children up to age 10 years old in Haiti. Position is open immediately. If you are interested in receiving further information, please call 719-638-4348 and speak to Jean or write her at

  • We are Almost There! Help us with a last BIG push to reach our goal!

    We have had a fantastic response to our "Double Your Dollar Challenge"!  We are now at $11,646 and our matching goal is $12,000! If you plan on giving but have not had time to go on the website and donate or write out the check and send it, please give TODAY, so we can reach our goal!  We really want to turn that $12,000 into $24,000!  We need the funds for food, diapers, medication, fuel, electricity, water, and all of the things needed to run an orphanage.  I cannot express...

  • Double Your Donation!

    Help us raise $20,000!  A family is challenging our donors to raise $10,000 by June 8th.  We have 2 months to raise $10,000 and they will match that amount $1 for $1.  Help us make a difference in the lives of the children.  

  • Speech Therapist and Physcial Therapist Needed!

    We need a speech therapist and physical therapist to come to the orphanage and work with some of our children.  We need you to teach us what to do and give us hands on teaching because we have figured out that just telling our staff does not work very well!  They need to work daily with a professional and learn what they are to do well before left to do it on their own.  This little girl on the left is the reason this has become very urgent for me.  Abygaelle never had a diag...

  • Skilled Building Teams Needed at Fort Jacques

    We need skilled building teams to help finish the school house and Staff homes at the new orphanage site in Fort Jacques.  Would you please consider bringing a few builders, plumbers, framers, etc and come to Haiti for a week to help get these homes ready for our Toddler House?  We want to have everything ready for the children to move by late summer 2014 and the only way we can do that is if we can get teams here to help us get it built! Please talk to your friends, your church, your ...

  • Internal Revenue Service and Donations

    I have heard that some of our donors are wondering why I asked for help recently when we just received a large donation to help build the baby house at Fort Jacques.  Why can't we use some of those funds to help with our financial needs? The reason is that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the USA forbids us to use designated funds for a project other than what the donor has specified when the funds are sent to GLA.  This regulation protects the funds given from being used for othe...

  • Baby Orphanage Ground Breaking a Huge Success!

      Wednesday was a special day, we held a small ground breaking ceremony to start the next phase of our building project.   It is very exciting to know that we are finally at the phase of building where the baby house can be started soon.  The foundation work will start as soon as the foundation for the Toddler House's Director's home is finished. There were approximately 60 people at the ground breaking ceremony.  We had two teams here along with our staff and the Haitia...

  • Thamara is a month old and losing weight...

    I received a call from Samaritan's Purse's Clinic in Cite Soleil.  They had a mother who had come with a one month old baby who is losing weight.  They were concerned and wondered if we would be willing to take the mother and child in our nutritional program.  When I asked I was assured that mother said she was breastfeeding but the baby was still losing weight! Thamara arrived yesterday afternoon and yes, Mom is breastfeeding her but Mom doesn't have any breast milk!  This i...

  • Baby Orphanage Ground Breaking

       This is an exciting day for GLA.  The Family Christian team is in Haiti and we will have a ground breaking ceremony for the foundation of the baby orphanage followed by a time of fellowship.  We have waited a long time to start this building project and we are so thankful to everyone who made a donation toward the Family Christian Angels House! It just worked out that we were ready to break ground for the foundation of the orphanage and the Family Christian Team is here th...

  • Meet our newest baby

    Jocelin is a baby boy who is 15 days old.  His father died before he was born and his mother has lost everything she owned when her house burned down!  Jocelin is the youngest of 5 children.  The mother says she has no possibility of caring for Jocelin.  She and her family brought him to the orphanage to place him for adoption.  My heart breaks that she has had such misery in her life recently.  How her heart must ache for both her husband and her children. Please p...

  • Meet Rose Clara...She needs some Sponsors

    Meet Miss Rose Clara. She is a child with lots of spirit, a smile that melts your heart and talks like an adult! She is abandoned.  She has been living at the University Hospital in Port-au-Prince until IBESR brought her for me to see.

  • When It Rains, It Pours!...and other news!

    Today was a good day at IBESR.  I think they are tired of seeing me and answering my questions.  But I am NOT giving up and maybe if someone from GLA just keeps showing their faces down there, we will get good news soon! IBSER NEWS I was able to get 3 children moving through the system.  These children had been "stuck" waiting for a document because no one in IBESR really knew what they wanted!  We ended up going to the courts and asking for 4 different documents!  Final...

  • Our Relationship With Family Christian Stores began with a baby boy...

    Our relationship with Family Christian Stores (formerly known as the James Fund) started with a baby boy, named B. who needed a family. He was the cutest baby in our nursery!

  • NEW and IMPROVED! GLA's new website is finally online!

    Several years ago, a GLA parent developed our first web site and it was wonderful.  But I wanted to be able to change photos and information quickly and I could not do this using HTML language because I wasn't a web designer!  Then we heard about a someone who was developing web sites with something called a Content Management System.  This system would allow all us to change the web site and add photos.  We were ecstatic! We spent weeks writing all of the information for the...

  • Desperation…

    A tiny baby boy. A mother without hope. A decision made that can’t be taken back ends with the baby left on the ground outside a gate with a sack of clothes left nearby.