Cat Island Orphanage
08 April 2009 | Bahamas
Early in our trip down the Exumas we met a young couple that had bought a sail boat from a man that works with an orphanage in Cat Island, Bahamas. So we wanted to find this orphanage (thought maybe they need a water cooler).
After being in Hawks Nest Marina a few days, we found a fishing guide that knew about it. We hired him to drive us there. It is called Old Bight Mission & Home. They have twelve kids presently. They are all from a larger orphanage in Nassau. Everything was very clean and orderly. Pastor Kevin and his wife (a state social worker) are doing a great job with very little state funds.
Here is how God works:
1. We got there about 4:30 PM unannouced and Pastor looked at Bruce and said I knew you were coming; I felt it in my heart yesterday. We now have a list of their immediate and ongoing needs and working on that.
2. Our driver said he didn't know why but two weeks ago he decided to save the fish that he catches on charter trips to give to the orphanage; even though he had never visited them, it was on his heart to help.
3. As we were leaving the marina the next morning the boat next to us ask about our visit inland and we told them about the orphanage. They had planned to go to Cuba this trip but did not make it and she had brought lots of school supplies. Yes, she took them to the orphanage that day.
We are in the Abacos now heading for Marsh Harbor to buy toileteries and underware for the kids; have it shipped on the island to island mail boat. Getting a package from the states is expensive and usually disappears in route.