Our first stop on distribution today was at the Hogar Agape orphanage. This orphanage is operated by a local church. The director said they have children dropped off there on a regular basis.
There have been times when they have had 400 children. When we arrived today there were 15 children ranging in age from 2 years old to 12 years old. There were more children earlier in the week, but they were adopted before we got there.
For these children, being in an orphanage is almost a double curse. Just living in a the poorest country in Central America is hard enough, but to be an orphan is almost a guarantee of a life of despair and hopelessness.
So when we arrived today we were instantly surrounded by the children who hugged each one of us. It was a precious sight.