“Kokorats” Haitian Children Fighting for Food
We’re so grateful for missionaries, Bobby & Sherry Burnett and the amazing work they’re accomplishing in Haiti. Here’s an update from them:
We just finished giving food out to 330 families who live in the largest garbage dump in Haiti! For many years, we have been trying to get in there . . . The people who live in the dump hate outsiders. They say, “People come and take pictures and make promises and never keep them, especially Christians.” In addition to this problem, there are many bandits and men with guns and knives who live right next to the dump in Cite Soleil. They keep “outsiders” out!
But finally, through a miracle, we were allowed to go inside. The smell was so horrible that it made us sick and lingered in our truck.
One of the children who lives inside the dump is Jinel Pierre. With six other children in the family, Jinel always goes to the dump to find something to eat. All of the children wait for the “trash truck” to come and dump garbage. When Jinel and the other children see the trash truck coming, they run up over the piles of garbage, pig feces, rats, broken bottles, and rusty tin cans scrounging and searching for a few pieces of bread, or whatever they can find to sell. Then, they face the “thieves” with the masks and guns who come in to steal the trash from the children like Jinel.
They call these children “kokorats,” named after little bugs that fight for food.
We do not know what God has for these people, but we do know that God has given us favor to come and bless them with food each month.
Thank you, Pastor Jentezen and your partners, for helping and God bless your tender heart for the poor.
We love you,
Bobby and Sherry
P.S. We don’t know how these children live from one day to the next, but we know that God is able to “lift up the beggar from the dunghill, to set him among princes” (1 Samuel 2:8).
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