In November we posted about a new member of the Wings of Hope family, Jonas. Shortly after we introduced Jonas it because clear that there was more to his story then we knew. His mother and father had two boys, Jonas and his brother. The mother apparently didn’t want to care for a child with special needs and abandoned him at the Missionaries of Charity home in Jacmel, then left town with her other son. Jonas’ father, however, very much wanted his son. He searched for days at all the orphanages looking for him. Finally he went to the authorities to file a missing child report. They knew about the little boy who had been abandoned and came to Wings to pick Jonas up and return him to his father. All of this happened on Thanksgiving Day in the US, which became a Homecoming Day for little Jonas. We are sure his father is glad to have him home, given all he did to find him. We are thankful for the short time that Jonas was in our lives and we wish him and his father well on their journey together.Share this:
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“My overall experience was wonderful! The food was great and the staff was very kind. Having the experience of sleeping on the roof is certainly one I won’t forget, the the best time here was spent with the kids. Their faces light up every time they see you, like they are always meeting you for the first time. They are so eager to play or hold your hand. They loved to be loved. It warms my heart to know that the kids are taken care of here and are treated as family. It’s really shown, because they welcome us as family. I’m truly sad to be leaving.”
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April 6, 2016
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