SJF VISITOR COMMENTS
(2016-2017)

THANK YOU for your amazing hospitality and sharing of talent these last few days. It was amazing to hear the drumming and guitar from Bill and Wootrod! The food graciously provided by Elanne was always delicious. Walnes' gift of art was spectacular to see. My favorite part was hearing Walnes and Bill tell their story. Their courage stands apart. Thank you for helping us have an amazing experience in Haiti. — Visitor from Canada

Wow! Thank you for the amazing hospitality. You were all so welcoming and I'm glad that you shared your personal stories with us! The food was amazing and I was blown away by your singing. Thank you so much for singing to me on my birthday, it made me so happy. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to stay here and I hope to see you soon! Thanks so much. — Visitor from Canada

Bill, Wootrod, Walnes and Elanne were so welcoming and made us feel at home. It was very special for Walnes and Bill to share their stories. To hear the pain and hope that you both kept in your hearts is hard for us to imagine. But we need to realize that we need to continue to become aware of the injustices in the world, thank you. Thank you to the other staff as well. St. Joseph's Home was an amazing place to stay.  — Visitor from Canada

Thank you for everything. We will share your story and hope to come back soon. I love the cook! — Visitor from Canada

Thanks for your hospitality at St. Joseph's Home. The food was excellent and I really appreciate the stores we heard and the insights that Bill provided about Haitian society. Thanks. I look forward to another visit. — Visitor from Canada

Thank you for the fabulous stay. Your hospitality was exceptional. Thank you for going out of your way to spend days with us and sharing your story. — Visitor from Canada

This was a great addition to our trip. The staff went way above the call of duty and gave of themselves in ways that enhanced our experience. I was very impressed. Thank you all for your work. If you do what you did for us year around I can't begin to calculate the positivity and love you put in the world. — Visitor from Canada

Thank you so much for taking us in and being such wonderful hosts! Really enjoyed learning about your stories and the history of this home. Very much appreciate and respect all that you do here. Hope to see you again soon! Loved meeting Wootrod and enjoying his talents! — Visitor from Canada

You have a great group of people here!! — Visitor from Canada

Felt very welcomed during the stay here. The location/building is beautiful. The food was amazing! Thank you for everything. — Visitor from Canada

Thank you for taking us in and showing and teaching us the Haitian culture. I deeply enjoyed listening to your stories. The food was amazing and the house was very nice. Thank you for sharing and making our Haiti experience special. — Visitor from Canada

Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality. Thank you for sharing your stories with us, they are truly inspirational. I am honored to be able to contribute to an organization like St. Joseph's. Your work is greatly appreciated and thank you for sharing your beautiful music with us too! — Visitor from Canada

Thank you so much for your generous and attentive hosting for our group! I am so thankful that I had an opportunity to stay at St. Joseph's because I had such a wonderful experience 11 years ago! Bill, Walnes, Wootrod, no words can express how much I appreciate the sharing of your stories and sharing the gift of your talents with music. Thank you for your time you spent with our group to Saut d'Eau and the PAP tour. You made our experience in PAP a highlight of our time in Haiti! I look forward to spending time with you again next year! — Visitor from Canada

Love every second! Glad to have such an addition to my family. — Visitor from VA

Love you guys. Be back ASAP! — Visitor from VA

See you again soon! I LOVE Wings of Hope! — Visitor from VA

I love Wings! My favorite place ever! We are always treated with so much love and welcomeness. — Visitor from VA

6th time staying here — ALWAYS LOVE it — Visitor from VA

Thanks for another wonderful stay! Always enjoy the haven on the roof! — Visitor from VA

Great food and good service — Visitor from NC

So HAPPY to be back and see the home SO WELL run with the same care and wonderful hospitality! BRAVO! — Visitor from NC

Thank you for making me feel at home! Thanks especially for the special preparations for the teacher workshop! St. Joseph's is perfect for conferences! The food was wonderful and the people were comfortable. — Visitor from NC

Wonderful stay! Thanks for everything! Good food too. — Visitor from NC

Thank you for your hospitality — Visitor from NC

Very nice facilities and great food. Everyone was very nice. — Visitor from IA

Excellent facilities. Food delicious. Polite and courteous. Bed comfortable. Overall good. — Visitor from IA

Thank you for your hospitality and the meals. — Visitor from IA

Beautiful place. We always love staying here. — Visitor from IA

Great hospitality. Nothing to improve. Very grateful for your care of us. Merci! — Visitor from IA

Rooms and guys were wonderful. Thank you for another wonderful stay. — Visitor from IA

Fantastic experience. Bill and the rest of the host team could not have been more gracious or supportive. Thank you! — Visitor from OH

Wonderful stay! Amazing place you guys have created. Keep going! Can't wait to return some day. Always welcoming and making sure we had everything we needed. — Visitor from OH

Excellent! — Visitor from OH

The stay was wonderful! I felt welcome from the start and am so happy I had the opportunity to meet the staff and stay in such a beautiful place! Thank you! — Visitor from OH

This place is fabulous. Great food, clean rooms, wonderful people. Thank you for making our stay special, especially my engagement. — Visitor from OH

Awesome job! — Visitor from OH

The food was amazing and the singing was beyond beautiful! Thank you so much for having us! — Visitor from OH

Great stay! I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you for having us. — Visitor from MN

Love you guys! — Visitor from MN

Great stay as always. Good to see Bill, Walnes and Wootrod. See you next year. — Visitor from MN

The kids here are unbelievable. The staff and caretakers are amazing with them, and they always make us feel included and a true part of the community. The new facility is gorgeous and the kids seem so happy here. A wonderful,inspired experience, as always.
— A visitor from NY

Wings of Hope provided us with a nutritious lunch every day. Our group had a productive mission; and as always, I enjoyed being with the patients at Wings. We were honored to be a part of their 22nd anniversary party and provided some hymns, spiritual songs, bluegrass and rock. — A visitor from VA

Wings is such a warm and welcoming place. Both the staff and the kids are very loving. — A visitor from VA

Very enjoyable and productive trip. Wings is a fantastic place and they do a wonderful job with the residents there. — A visitor from VA

It was wonderful to be back with the St. Joseph Family again! Can't wait to come back. Mesi anpil. - A visitor from CA

After 6 years of being friends/neighbors with St. Joe's, this is my first time as a guest at your home and it was lovely! Thank you for everything. - A visitor from MA

Bless you for loving the "least of these", the beautiful ones that the Lord loves so intimately but whom are so often overlooked or cast aside. Because of your sacrifices and your steadfast love, these beautiful children no only are given a chance to thrive, but to be a witness and inspiration to all who come. — Visitor from NC

This is a mission journey experiencing. Nowhere have I seen the love of the Christ and the true community of Faith display with such mercy and grace to each child and every staff member. Truly watch and experiencing Jesus with skin on through every deed and word. — Visitor from NC

Tremendously positive visit. The accommodations at St. Joseph's Home and Wings of Hope are first class and the food and staff are divine. Thank you for another positive experience. — Visitor from NC

This is my second visit with St. Joseph's and I've been overwhelmed both times with the hospitality and graciousness! — Visitor from NC

Wings of Hope is an amazing place. The kids are so loving and kind. It brings great joy and happiness to have been able to meet these children of Christ. — Visitor from MS

Such a relaxing visit. Once can quickly feel the love from the staff. The food is delicious. I will definitely be coming back. — Visitor from NC

Thank you St. Joseph Family for being a people of love, faith and belonging and for making it possible for so many to partner with  you in Haiti. Continued love and blessings to all at St. Joseph's, Wings and LST. — Visitor from NC

Beautiful and loving facilities and staff! We truly enjoyed our experience being here with you! I really hope I can return one day very soon. God's love was seen through the eyes of your Wings of Hope family. God bless all of you! — Visitor from NC

Excellent place to stay. Excellent food and service. Thank you  so much for your wonderful hospitality after our time in Pestel. — Visitor from OH

Excellent food, and everything was superior and staff are great! — Visitor from OH

Merci anpil! After a long hard week during a Hurricane Matthew medical relief mission, it was a joy to come to St. Joseph's Home to rest and recharge our batteries. Wonderful staff/food/lodgings. Blessings on your mission.
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Thank you so much. The staff pulled together to serve us in a pinch and take extra time to see to our needs. Walnes was outstanding. Food very good. Hope to bring another group. — Visitor from OH

Have nothing but positives to say about Wings of Hope. The kids are a blessing to this earth. I will come back one day. — Visitor from NC

Had a great time hanging out and worshiping with the kids. — Visitor from NC

The spirits of the children are amazing and it brought me new insight into life. — Visitor from NC

It was such a great day with these sweet kids! I’d love to come back and experience all of their love again! — Visitor from NC

Such a beautiful home. So grateful to all the staff for such excellent hospitality. Keep up the good work. — Visitor from NC

Beautiful facility, beautiful children, beautiful staff. — Visitor from VA

Wonderful organization. Loved the tour. — Visitor from VA

Thanks to Renee and the staff for all the sacrifices they make to keep this facility and working for the kids. — Visitor from VA

As always, truly inspiring ministry is happening at Wings of Hope! May God continue to bless the staff and residents with strength, encouragement and love. — Visitor from TX

I believe that St. Joseph's and Wings of Hope are the most inspiring and courageous places in the world and I am so proud to say I have been affiliated with them. You guys are superior role models and we need more people in the world like you. the boys at St. Joseph's are always kind and helpful and I love coming to Wings to play and talk to the happiest children. I hope to stay connected and visit for the rest of my life. I love Haiti and will always come back to learn more (this is my 4th trip). Thank you for your kindness! — Visitor from CA

St. Joseph's is an absolutely beautiful place to stay and everyone is so nice and they all take great care of you. Every time I travel to Haiti we stay there and it's one of the many reasons I love Haiti so much. 2016 is the first year I visited Wings and it has claimed a very special place in my heart. If you come to Haiti, you must visit Wings! All in all, a wonderful time at Wings and St. Joseph's! — Visitor from CA

This experience has changed my life and solified the career path I've chosen to help others. Thank you for making me feel at home here. The children at Wings of Hope are beautiful, inspiring and so loving. Thank you isn't nearly enough! We will always be thinking of you all counting down to our next visit. — Visitor from CA

Amazing place that does great things. One of the many reasons why I love Haiti and why I keep returning. — Visitor from CA

We've been coming to St. Joe's and Wings for 12 years. These folks are miracle workers. They never cease to amaze me with their dedication, compassion and solidarity. Keep the faith. — Visitor from CA

The service was amazing and I really enjoyed it. The workers were so nice. — Visitor from NC

Coming to Wings has been quite a different experience. Seeing the country on the way to Wings was overwhelming. The staff at Wings are so inviting and courteous. They settle your heart quickly. the staff have bent over backwards to serve our group. I am so appreciative to the staff. — Visitor from NC

Wings of Hope was the experience of a lifetime. Seeing the family that has developed between the children and the love of the staff is heartwarming. I have learned more about each person during my stay here. The work being done is creating a safe, loving and spiritual place for the children to live their lives to the fullest. I am so privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of this family and look forward to experiencing it again. — Visitor from NC

It is always such a blessing to come and spend time here at Wins. Thank you for always taking such good care of us. — Visitor from NC

Amazing time here. I love the kids and it's eye opening. I'm gonna miss them, but I am coming back. — Visitor from NC

Everyone at the home is really friendly. The staff treat us like family and gave us the best stuff possible. — Visitor from NC

I love it here. I've been treated like family and fed so well. Those kids love to see us every day and what we do for them is amazing. The welcoming was a gift because we got cold nice water. I love it here. — Visitor from NC

I am not sure who is teaching who here because I came here to work with the kids and teach VBS, yet I have learned so much from them. — Visitor from NC

I find it amazing how everyone here has given us everything; the best they have. The people here treat us like family. Everyone is so nice here and even though most of us don't speak the same language, we still find a way to communicate. I enjoy seeing how appreciative everybody is and how joyful they are. Coming on this trip was out of my comfort zone but I'm so glad I took advantage of this opportunity. — Visitor from NC

The love here is phenomenal. Everywhere you go you see a smiling face! The staff here are super fun and really helpful, and are filled with joy! My Haiti experience was the best thanks to the staff here! God Bless! — Visitor from NC

Amazing community! I love this place and each member of this family. — Visitor from NC

Loved it! — Visitor from NC

Wonderful facilities for the kids and visitors. Happy, safe environment. — Visitor from NC

Great food and employees. Thanks for an awesome week. — Visitor from NC

I am so impressed with all of the staff. The residents are so loved and I’m so lucky to have been a part of their lives this week. The teachers at both Wings and LST are amazing! Even though I was a trainer, they taught me so much. Thank you all! — Visitor from PA

We love you all. You’re our second family and always will be. — Visitor from VA

I would not change anything! The food was great and we were well looked after! Thank you so much! — Visitor from VA

This was the best place I have ever stayed. It made me feel so at home! — Visitor from ND

The food was excellent and true to Haitian tradition. The staff are very hospital and joyful. Always enjoy coming back year after year! — Visitor from TX

I love the vendors that come here because they have a connection to the home. It’s another way to give back and not even think about bartering because the prices are reasonable and it feels like you are supporting a friend. Thank you for all you do. — Visitor from NE

Excellent hospitality here at Wings. Great Haitian food, comfortable sleeping quarters and peaceful neighborhood. — Visitor from NE

Ralph is the man! And the cooking is the best in Haiti! — Visitor from NE

Thank you! Thank you! Thank  you! This place and people here are a blessing. Great food! new friendships! It has been awesome…can’t with to come back. — Visitor from NE

Wonderful people, great food. Thank you so much! It made this trip even better! Thank you! — Visitor from TX

You all are so wonderful!! Amazing and helpful! Thank you for all your hard work. I will not ever forget! — Visitor from NE

Wings guest house staff is amazing. Great food, great friendships. You all work so hard for all of us! God Bless You! — Visitor from OH

I love staying here at the guest house. We come to serve yet are served by the wonderful staff here at the guest house. I love the daily smell of coffee and bread! — Visitor from NE

Great facility. I loved it. Great experience. — Visitor from IN

Wonderful stay, as usual. Delicious meals and very comfortable accommodations. Thank you for your kind hospitality and care! — Visitor from NC

Easter Sunday at Wings will live in my mind forever as the best display of God’s love…Steve drumming, Emmanuel leading worship, Guichard speaking, everyone’s gentle care, the children (especially Ti Laza) ringing bells. Bravo to Gephte and the rest of the Wings teachers for thoughtful, knowledgeable, energetic participation in teacher workshops at Lekòl Sen Trinite and Duplan — brave professionals. And then there’s the leadership of Bill and Walnes…What can I say??!! So much talent, ingenuity, resilience, joy. Dadi’s cooking is wonderful! Will miss cheese omelets, eggplant, and more! — Visitor from NC

Ralph was a great house manager and took good care of us. We had great food and they were very accommodating. — Visitor from NC

I am so happy for Wings. The new place is fantastic! The staff did an excellent job preparing and running camp. They were great with the kids. The community helpers were wonderful and really participated. Ralph and Guichard were wonderful helpers and the folks who prepared the food did a great job. I hope the community folks made friends with the kids. I can’t wait to come back. — Visitor from NC

Ralph did a great job! — Visitor from NC

The stay was great. Everybody was nice. Ralph was awesome and the food was amazing. — Visitor from NC

Ralph was an amazing house manager!!! So helpful, sweet, and the food was always great! Thank you tons!!! — Visitor from NC

We loved being here!!! Thank you so much for everything. Your hospitality was amazing. Thank you for serving God and sending His love! God bless you. See you next year! — Visitor from NC

The new place looks so so great! I am so happy for you all! I can feel so much love and happiness in the house. Thank you so much for a wonderful week! The food was great! — Visitor from NC

Thank you for the hospitality. We felt very welcome. — Visitor from NC

I LOVE the new Wings facilities! It’s great that the residents of Wings have running water and nicer amenities than the guests. This is the way it should be! Also Ralph was charming and extremely welcoming. I felt more happily received than ever before. — Visitor from NC

Ralph is the best. — Visitor from NC

Ralph is the best cook and the best security. Love the new Wings house and so happy it is done. — Visitor from NC

Great stay and accommodations at Wings guest house. Incredible views. Wings is beautiful and you can just feel the joy that the kids have there. A home special for them. This will forever be my favorite place in the world. Ralph is the sweetest. So welcoming. — Visitor from NC

Thank you for letting us come and serve the Lord with you. I learned so much beyond words. — Visitor from NC

Ralph is the best! So hospital and welcoming! Thank you!! — Visitor from NC

The servantship here is second to none. Amazing food and wonderful hospitality! God is at work here and it was amazing to be welcomed with open arms in your community! The amount of growth that I had spiritually will never be forgotten! Thank you! — Visitor from NE

My experience here has included enormous amount of love, many smiles, some tears, and great people. We were welcomed with open arms. The resources and facilities are used very well and I felt like a queen. Our food was fantastic and the cold water was fantastic. I really felt like a part of your family. Thank you for what you do and I will return. This place is too amazing. — Visitor from NE

Truly grateful for the great hospitality we received. For my first time in Haiti, I had such a positive experience. Thanks! — Visitor from NE

Great experience. Great place. Great ministry. Great hospitality. — Visitor from NE

The hospitality shown to us was really great. I was impressed with the Wings staff each day we spent there. Wings is an excellent family that radiates the love of Christ and I am now a better person for having spent time there. — Visitor from NE

Truly grateful for the great hospitality we received for my first time in Haiti. I had such a positive experience. Thanks! — Visitor from PA

We were welcomed with warmth, love and great hospitality the minute we joined the St. Joseph Family. It felt welcoming instantly. Working at Wings was a great experience that I grew in so many ways. I was taught to give love openly and freely. I learned what prayer from the deepest parts of my soul. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to return someday! — Visitor from NE

This was a fantastic experience! The staff and everyone here was amazing and incredibly friendly. Everyone was hospitable here and I am incredibly glad to make my first visit to Haiti to be with the St. Joseph Family. I will keep them in mind on my return to Haiti. The food here was very good and I greatly appreciate everyone here. — Visitor from NE

It was awesome! Thank you very much. — Visitor from WI

Great food and accommodations. The kids were fun to work with. Great vision of the place. — Visitor from NE

Staying here was a very powerful experience. I really enjoyed working with the people at Wings, especially Ti Laza. The food was great and water was kept consistently well stocked. I enjoyed meeting everyone and plan on returning. — Visitor from NE

I felt superbly well cared for in my time at St. Joseph’s and Wings. The hospitality is excellent. The chance to spend time with the kids at Wings is something I will always treasure. This place, as a faithful ministry of Jesus Christ, is full of love and hope. I have grown a lot. — Visitor from NE

Have nothing but positives to say about Wings of Hope. The kids are a blessing to this earth. I will come back one day. — Visitor from NC

Had a great time hanging out and worshiping with the kids. — Visitor from NC

The spirits of the children are amazing and it brought me new insight into life. — Visitor from NC

It was such a great day with these sweet kids! I’d love to come back and experience all of their love again! — Visitor from NC

Such a beautiful home. So grateful to all the staff for such excellent hospitality. Keep up the good work. — Visitor from NC

Beautiful facility, beautiful children, beautiful staff. — Visitor from VA

Wonderful organization. Loved the tour. — Visitor from VA

Thanks to Renee and the staff for all the sacrifices they make to keep this facility and working for the kids. — Visitor from VA

As always, truly inspiring ministry is happening at Wings of Hope! May God continue to bless the staff and residents with strength, encouragement and love. — Visitor from TX

I believe that St. Joseph's and Wings of Hope are the most inspiring and courageous places in the world and I am so proud to say I have been affiliated with them. You guys are superior role models and we need more people in the world like you. the boys at St. Joseph's are always kind and helpful and I love coming to Wings to play and talk to the happiest children. I hope to stay connected and visit for the rest of my life. I love Haiti and will always come back to learn more (this is my 4th trip). Thank you for your kindness! — Visitor from CA

St. Joseph's is an absolutely beautiful place to stay and everyone is so nice and they all take great care of you. Every time I travel to Haiti we stay there and it's one of the many reasons I love Haiti so much. 2016 is the first year I visited Wings and it has claimed a very special place in my heart. If you come to Haiti, you must visit Wings! All in all, a wonderful time at Wings and St. Joseph's! — Visitor from CA

This experience has changed my life and solified the career path I've chosen to help others. Thank you for making me feel at home here. The children at Wings of Hope are beautiful, inspiring and so loving. Thank you isn't nearly enough! We will always be thinking of you all counting down to our next visit. — Visitor from CA

Amazing place that does great things. One of the many reasons why I love Haiti and why I keep returning. — Visitor from CA

We've been coming to St. Joe's and Wings for 12 years. These folks are miracle workers. They never cease to amaze me with their dedication, compassion and solidarity. Keep the faith. — Visitor from CA

The service was amazing and I really enjoyed it. The workers were so nice. — Visitor from NC

Coming to Wings has been quite a different experience. Seeing the country on the way to Wings was overwhelming. The staff at Wings are so inviting and courteous. They settle your heart quickly. the staff have bent over backwards to serve our group. I am so appreciative to the staff. — Visitor from NC

Wings of Hope was the experience of a lifetime. Seeing the family that has developed between the children and the love of the staff is heartwarming. I have learned more about each person during my stay here. The work being done is creating a safe, loving and spiritual place for the children to live their lives to the fullest. I am so privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of this family and look forward to experiencing it again. — Visitor from NC

It is always such a blessing to come and spend time here at Wins. Thank you for always taking such good care of us. — Visitor from NC

Amazing time here. I love the kids and it's eye opening. I'm gonna miss them, but I am coming back. — Visitor from NC

Everyone at the home is really friendly. The staff treat us like family and gave us the best stuff possible. — Visitor from NC

I love it here. I've been treated like family and fed so well. Those kids love to see us every day and what we do for them is amazing. The welcoming was a gift because we got cold nice water. I love it here. — Visitor from NC

I am not sure who is teaching who here because I came here to work with the kids and teach VBS, yet I have learned so much from them. — Visitor from NC

I find it amazing how everyone here has given us everything; the best they have. The people here treat us like family. Everyone is so nice here and even though most of us don't speak the same language, we still find a way to communicate. I enjoy seeing how appreciative everybody is and how joyful they are. Coming on this trip was out of my comfort zone but I'm so glad I took advantage of this opportunity. — Visitor from NC

The love here is phenomenal. Everywhere you go you see a smiling face! The staff here are super fun and really helpful, and are filled with joy! My Haiti experience was the best thanks to the staff here! God Bless!— Visitor from NC

Lovely place to stay and the staff was extremely friendly. The experience with the kids was very profound. There is a real sense of family within the community. Great experience altogether. — Visitor from Canada

Beautiful facility for the residents. I’m so impressed with the layout and accessibility compared to the previous location. Residents and staff were very friendly and welcoming. Guest house accommodations were great and the food was excellent! I would definitely bring future awareness to the Wings of Hope. Thank you so much for everything you do for the residents. It was a pleasure meeting everyone! — Visitor from Canada

The home was amazing and spending time with the residents was an experience of a lifetime. There is so much love at Wings of Hope. — Visitor from Canada

Truly amazing group of people here. Wonderful food, awesome accommodations. — Visitor from Canada

Have nothing but positives to say about Wings of Hope. The kids are a blessing to this earth. I will come back one day. — Visitor from NC

Had a great time hanging out and worshiping with the kids. — Visitor from NC

The spirits of the children are amazing and it brought me new insight into life. — Visitor from NC

It was such a great day with these sweet kids! I’d love to come back and experience all of their love again! — Visitor from NC

Such a beautiful home. So grateful to all the staff for such excellent hospitality. Keep up the good work. — Visitor from NC

Beautiful facility, beautiful children, beautiful staff. — Visitor from VA

Wonderful organization. Loved the tour. — Visitor from VA

Thanks to Renee and the staff for all the sacrifices they make to keep this facility and working for the kids. — Visitor from VA

As always, truly inspiring ministry is happening at Wings of Hope! May God continue to bless the staff and residents with strength, encouragement and love. — Visitor from TX

I believe that St. Joseph's and Wings of Hope are the most inspiring and courageous places in the world and I am so proud to say I have been affiliated with them. You guys are superior role models and we need more people in the world like you. the boys at St. Joseph's are always kind and helpful and I love coming to Wings to play and talk to the happiest children. I hope to stay connected and visit for the rest of my life. I love Haiti and will always come back to learn more (this is my 4th trip). Thank you for your kindness! — Visitor from CA

St. Joseph's is an absolutely beautiful place to stay and everyone is so nice and they all take great care of you. Every time I travel to Haiti we stay there and it's one of the many reasons I love Haiti so much. 2016 is the first year I visited Wings and it has claimed a very special place in my heart. If you come to Haiti, you must visit Wings! All in all, a wonderful time at Wings and St. Joseph's! — Visitor from CA

This experience has changed my life and solified the career path I've chosen to help others. Thank you for making me feel at home here. The children at Wings of Hope are beautiful, inspiring and so loving. Thank you isn't nearly enough! We will always be thinking of you all counting down to our next visit. — Visitor from CA

Amazing place that does great things. One of the many reasons why I love Haiti and why I keep returning. — Visitor from CA

We've been coming to St. Joe's and Wings for 12 years. These folks are miracle workers. They never cease to amaze me with their dedication, compassion and solidarity. Keep the faith. — Visitor from CA

The service was amazing and I really enjoyed it. The workers were so nice. — Visitor from NC

Coming to Wings has been quite a different experience. Seeing the country on the way to Wings was overwhelming. The staff at Wings are so inviting and courteous. They settle your heart quickly. the staff have bent over backwards to serve our group. I am so appreciative to the staff. — Visitor from NC

Wings of Hope was the experience of a lifetime. Seeing the family that has developed between the children and the love of the staff is heartwarming. I have learned more about each person during my stay here. The work being done is creating a safe, loving and spiritual place for the children to live their lives to the fullest. I am so privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of this family and look forward to experiencing it again. — Visitor from NC

It is always such a blessing to come and spend time here at Wins. Thank you for always taking such good care of us. — Visitor from NC

Amazing time here. I love the kids and it's eye opening. I'm gonna miss them, but I am coming back. — Visitor from NC

Everyone at the home is really friendly. The staff treat us like family and gave us the best stuff possible. — Visitor from NC

I love it here. I've been treated like family and fed so well. Those kids love to see us every day and what we do for them is amazing. The welcoming was a gift because we got cold nice water. I love it here. — Visitor from NC

I am not sure who is teaching who here because I came here to work with the kids and teach VBS, yet I have learned so much from them. — Visitor from NC

I find it amazing how everyone here has given us everything; the best they have. The people here treat us like family. Everyone is so nice here and even though most of us don't speak the same language, we still find a way to communicate. I enjoy seeing how appreciative everybody is and how joyful they are. Coming on this trip was out of my comfort zone but I'm so glad I took advantage of this opportunity. — Visitor from NC

The love here is phenomenal. Everywhere you go you see a smiling face! The staff here are super fun and really helpful, and are filled with joy! My Haiti experience was the best thanks to the staff here! God Bless! — Visitor from NC

“An absolutely amazing experience that I hate leaving.”

— Visitor from NC

“I enjoyed it here. The people were friendly and nice.”
— Visitor from NC

“They take such great care of us here, and I consider it my second home. Thank you so much for providing us with everything that you did.”
— Visitor from NC

“Thank you for all that you do! Just love being here!”
— Visitor from NC

“Fantastic experience. I will definitely try to be back next year.”
— Visitor from NC

“Great stay. Love the new facilities at Wings of Hope. Meals were wonderful.”
— Visitor from NC

“Thank you for letting us stay in a comfortable environment. Thank you to the staff as well for treating us so well.”
— Visitor from NC

“Ralph and Peter are the most awesome people. I have felt so welcomed and can’t wait to come back. I will forever have half of my heart at Wings.”
— Visitor from NC

“This week has been a true blessing for me. Renee and the entire staff fed us both physically and spiritually. The children are beautiful in every way. I’ll be back!!”
— Visitor from NC

“Wonderful facility. Great people. You are all angels.”
— Visitor from NC

“It’s such a blessing to come to Haiti and be a part of the St. Joseph Family. Coming every year has changed my life for the better in so many ways.”
— Visitor from NC

“Fantastic accommodations. Thank you for what you do and God bless.”
— Visitor from NY

“Thank you for being so accommodating!”
— Visitor from NY

“A fabulous stay! All efforts were made to make us welcomed and a part of the family. Transportation always on time. Thank you for another life changing experience in Haiti.”
— Visitor from NC

“Another great trip to Haiti as guests of the St. Joseph Family! We are so thankful for our partnership with the ministry here and as always we were made welcome, special and loved during our stay (which was much too short). Blessings on the St. Joe’s family and prayers for Bill, Walnes and all and thanks for your steadfastness in the face of difficult challenges. We are all blessed by your faithfulness to God and to the family.”
— Visitor from NC

“Fantastic visit. I look forward to coming back. Thank you!”
— Visitor from NC

“Enjoyed the hospitality and the chance to meet ‘the family’. Bless them for all they do.”
— Visitor from NC

“The Wings home and family are absolutely beautiful. The kids spend all day displaying God’s love with each other and visitors and they love helping in any way they can.”
— Visitor from NC

“It’s always a pleasure to come back and stay with the St. Joseph Family. Coming back to Wings for the third year is awesome to see how much everyone has grown. The workers here are amazing, always helpful and always there when you need them. Ralph did a great job with giving us amazing food to eat and making sure we had everything we needed. It’s always a pleasure to grab the bread in the bakery as well, it is so good! The new house is also so wonderful. So thankful for all of the people who put their time and money into it to make this house one of the best houses for these amazing chidden and adults.”
— Visitor from NC

“The new Wings home is just beautiful. It is such a blessing to be back in Haiti again and I am overjoyed to see how the kids at Wings have grown and thrived in their new home. I love this family and so grateful to be able to spend time with them for the fifth year in a row. I can’t wait to be back!”
— Visitor from NC

“I absolutely loved my time working with Wings of Hope. It was truly a life changing experience. This was my second trip to Haiti and first time here at Wings. I wouldn’t trade my time here for anything. I can’t wait to go and share my stories back home.”
— Visitor from NC

“Seeing the Wings of Hope home in Jacmel was amazing. The kids are thriving in their new home. With added room and on floor they get around much easier and seem so happy. On a prior trip I had the chance to feed Junior. That trip he was very closed off and didn’t care about much. In Jacmel he was all about being with the group and if he could be in your lap he was even happier. It was phenomenal!”
— Visitor from NC

“I had an amazing stay with some amazing people. Working with all of the kids at Wings of Hope was absolutely a life-changing experience. The people of Wings taught me so much about their culture and even more about myself. It’s people like this that prove to me there is still some humanity in the world. Their passion is truly inspiring and I am forever grateful for this trip.”
— Visitor from NC

“This was an awesome experience, from worshipping with new family at Wings, to getting to know the kids individually, it was fantastic. I got the chance to really create a relationship with Frank Ely and he is just a great kid with a huge heart and a curious mind. I could just see the impact God has made, not just in his life, but in all the Wings kids’ lives. A very humbling trip that let me see God working in new ways.”
— Visitor from NC

“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.”
— Visitor from NC


"All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed
in a single word...
freedom,
justice,
honor,
duty,
mercy,
hope.
"

Winston Churchill

Submit your story to:  stories@sjfamilyhaiti.org


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VISITOR COMMENTS 2015


Excellent food. Great rooms at St. Joseph’s Home. Thank you for such magnanimous hospitality. - Visitor from IL

 

Truly appreciated getting to know your family. Being a part of the Mass at St. Joseph’s Home was priceless. New building at St. Joseph’s Home is an amazing facility, so thankful to have stayed. Thanks for the experience and time. - Visitor from IL

 

Wonderful service and a wonderful place to spend spring break. - Visitor from IL

 

I liked the food! I loved Bill’s story also. It made my stay so much more meaningful. I learned a lot that night. I think it is very hard to get foreigners to understand a very different culture and a very different from (the foreigner’s) normal/usual life story. Yet, Bill did a great job! - Visitor from IL

 

I would like to come here again! Either on my own or with a group. Please let me know if this is possible. The food was amazing. The music and people from both houses were great. I loved how accessible everything was. Thank you for everything! - Visitor from IL

 

The stay at both houses were amazing. Great hospitality. The boys at St. Joseph’s were very welcoming, fun, accepting. - Visitor from IL

 

Wonderful homes! Everyone is so lovely. The staff is great. So nice and happy and fun to live with! I had a great time and was so happy to have met everyone. - Visitor from IL

 

The people are so welcoming and it was such an amazing stay! - Visitor from IL

 

I had a wonderful time this week! Keep up all of the incredible work!! - Visitor from IL

 

It was my second time at Wings and first time staying at St. Joseph’s! I absolutely loved it! I’ve never felt so welcomed into a place as I did at St. Joseph’s and really felt like I was returning home to Wings. Thank you so much for having us! - Visitor from TX

 

Everyone was so incredibly nice. It made my stay here very welcoming. I hope to come back very soon! - Visitor from IL

 

 

We had a wonderful stay in Haiti. Thank you so much for all your hospitality and everything you are doing in Haiti! You’re awesome! - Visitor from VA

 

We had such a wonderful time. Thanks for your generous hospitality, but also for your donation to making Haiti a better place. Also, the food was delicious! - Visitor from VA

 

Many thanks for warmly welcoming us into your country and sharing such moving smiles and joy! - Visitor from VA

 

God is truly with this community. Providing love, financial support, and time to SJF and Wings is a life long commitment for me. Thank you for what you do and for being a blessing to the world. - Visitor from NC

 

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to St. Joseph’s and Wings of Hope. I appreciate the hospitality and familial atmosphere at both houses. Thank you for being such phenomenal hosts. - Visitor from VA

 

Thank you so much for your incredible hospitality! This was an amazing trip and made so much more meaningful through my experience here and hearing your stories. - Visitor from VA

 

Very meaningful stay. We appreciate the vision and faith of all involved in St. Joseph’s and Wings. Hope to become more involved in the future.

—    - Visitor from VA

 

The St. Joseph Family is fantastic! So welcoming and fun and hospitable. I have so enjoyed my stay and I am so thankful I met all of the wonderful people. Thank you all so much for what you do! - Visitor from AZ

 

Thanks for taking care of our group! - Visitor from AZ

 

I loved my stay at all of the locations, and especially enjoyed being able to interact with the children everywhere. I’ve never had the opportunity to participate in many of the activities that we did this week, and this is the first time I’ve been to an underdeveloped country, so it was a very eye-opening experience. If at all possible, I would like to be able to stay in touch with the St. Joseph Family, and possibly visit again and serve in the future. - Visitor from MT

 

Fell in love with the hospitality and work done at all the locations. Inspired by faith and relying on the power of God. Personally want to return for extended stays at Wings of Hope and want to donate more time to the house. Thank you for the good works you’ve done here. God Bless. - Visitor from AZ

 

I enjoyed my time at all houses very much. I appreciate the opportunities presented to the family members of the homes. What is done for the boys at St. Joseph’s is amazing, and they have such a respect for others as well as each other. The children at Wings of Hope are AMAZING! They are so sweet and caring. I can’t wait for the day when I can come back. Thank you for everything. - Visitor from AZ

 

From the cup of cold water onward, our group was welcomed and immersed in the SJ Family. Worship/prayer was powerful, and the effects of attentiveness, care, faith, skill and love by the staff and boys and girls is evident in the lives of all. God bless you all. - Visitor from AZ

 

I enjoyed my stays at Wings and St. Joseph’s Home for Boys very much. At Wings the most precious moment for me was hearing the kids sing and praise God in their own special way. Their joy filled the room and my heart. Thanks to Renee and all the family there at Wings for opening your hearts and home and sharing God’s love with me. At St. Joseph’s Home I was truly blessed with expressing we see Christ in others and liked how Michael shared about how we are to lead our lives and backed it up with scripture. I felt a very positive and uplifting spirit in all the young men that live here. I know God will prosper them all. Michael, thank you for sharing your home and heart and family with me. - Visitor from MO

 

It was a great pleasure to stay at Wings. What an amazing group/family. I was most impressed with the staff. They show so much love and compassion for one another. It is special to watch how each individual has something to give and the affection is amazing. I look forward to my next stay in Jacmel. I will be praying for your family and your new beginning. Thank you, with much love. - Visitor from MO

 

Michael, thank you so much for your hospitality! You have done an amazing job for all of these young boys. No words can explain my gratitude to you for listening to your calling from Jesus! I am very sad to leave but look forward to my return, soon. Our group amazed me in every step they took out of their “comfort zone”. Also thank you for your teaching on Mother Teresa. Thank you again and until next time, peace. - Visitor from MO

 

Had an amazing and wonderful experience! The staff and accommodations were great! The kids were great and had a fun time interacting with them. - Visitor from MO

 

The accommodations were great! Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I know I learned a lot this trip. The boys were very friendly and amazing. This place has a very amazing and strong spiritual feeling. I had a wonderful time. - Visitor from MO

 

Thank you so much for the great experience. The things you and your staff do for the residents and the things they do for each other is simply incredible. I have full intentions to return with friends and family. Thanks again! - Visitor from MO

 

I had an incredible time here at St. Joseph’s. The boys were so welcoming and friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with each one of them. The work that Michael and his staff do is amazing, and I hope to return many times in the future. - Visitor from MO

 

I really enjoyed staying here with all the kids and the food was amazing. I will really miss everyone, especially Steve, when I get back home. - Visitor from MO

 

I loved staying here and the amazing food. Everyone was very kind and welcoming. The rooms were also very nice. I definitely want to come back. - Visitor from MO

 

I loved my stay here with all the kids. The love and care runs deep in this house. - Visitor from MO

 

The stay here was great! I loved getting to know all of the guys. This family is a true blessing. - Visitor from MO

 

I really loved staying at Wings of Hope. I was truly moved by the positive behaviors of the children, and I especially noticed that all of the children are so willing to help the other children. The staff were very loving and excited for us to be here. - Visitor from MO

 

I loved staying here at St. Joseph’s. It was great being able to relate with the boys because we are the same age. I loved prayer time, meals, and fun time. Our room was very clean and a great place to stay. Thank you so much!! - Visitor from MO

 

This place (Wings) is incredible. I have greatly enjoyed meeting the residents and staff. They have shown me God in a new way, new faces. Thank you for the incredible hospitality and the wonderful experiences here. I cannot wait to share these stories. - Visitor from MO

 

(St. Joseph’s) is incredible. The boys are excellent, the staff wonderful, and Michael very hospitable. I came here open to new experiences and new ways of finding God. What I found here surpassed my expectation. I found happiness and joy — signs of God’s presence. Thank you for enlivening my spirit through the work that you do. Haiti is forever changed by St. Joseph’s Home. I am, too. God bless you and your family. - Visitor from MO

 

Thoroughly enjoyed my time. You all are truly a blessing to the people of Haiti. - Visitor from MO

 

Thank you for welcoming us into your home. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening prayers and the time of fellowship with the boys playing basketball and cards on the roof. This is a wonderful, faith-filled place and my soul has been refreshed by being here. - Visitor from MO

 

I really enjoyed my stay here. It was great hanging out with these kids and this is an awesome place and organization. I hope to help out with this again in the future. Thank you for letting us come here. - Visitor from MO

 

I had an overall good experience and Wings of Hope is great for guests. - Visitor from MO

 

Wings was great. I loved the staff and felt very safe. I loved how we were able to be involved in all the kids’ activities. Food was great, great hospitality and comfortable home-like setting. Thank you for giving our group this incredible view through our beautiful Haitian brothers and sisters and the amazing young people who live at Wings. I will always remember their smiles. - Visitor from MO

 

VISITOR COMMENTS 2014

Enjoyed my stay here. The food was delicious and the people were very nice. The experience with the children was wonderful. Really enjoyed Jacky's and Renee's stories. — Visitor from NC

 

My third time here, and every time I fall more in love than the last time. Thank you for your blessing! — Visitor from NC

 

It has been a wonderful experience thus far, and God is doing a wonderful job tugging at my heart. I want to take all the children home! — Visitor from NC

 

Enjoyed working with children and staff! — Visitor from NC

 

As usual this visit was very moving, eye opening and spiritually rewarding. Everyone should come at least once to see how great God's will works through average, dedicated people. — Visitor from NC

 

The Holy Spirit always permeates the St. Joseph Family and we always experience the spirit with our "family" in the most profound ways. Our two days at Wings has been so moving and such a growth experience for our team. W love you all! — Visitor from NC

 

Very humbling and eye opening experience. It changed my life in many ways. — Visitor from NC

 

The children of St. Joseph's Home have taught me more about the love and kindness of God than any other experience I have ever had. — Visitor from NC

 

Staff very nice and welcoming. The food was amazing and the experience in Haiti has changed my life for the better. — Visitor from NC

 

Everything was lovely, so friendly and welcoming. Thank you all (especially Michael) for daily advice and answers to our many questions. And the breakfasts and dinners were FABULOUS! Also thanks Walnes for tour of classroom and art studio!!! — Visitor from MN

 

It was good to be back here again. St. Joseph's is my house in Port-au-Prince. Michael helps everyone plan their days. Breakfast and dinner are delicious! And the new guest rooms are so comfortable, modern and beautiful. — Visitor from MN

 

As always, wonderful hospitality! — Visitor from IA

 

Renee greeted us with a fully prepared meal, warm and welcoming hospitality and inviting peaceful spiritual place for fellowship. Thank you for sharing Haiti with us. — Visitor from IA

 

The service you provide here is beyond words. This is truly a place where God's work shine. The kids here are beautiful and the great care they receive is definitely evident. Everyone here is led by God and are truly special people. I'm touched by the love here and the devotion to the kids. Thank you so much (and it doesn't seem enough) for the work here. I will keep you in my prayers. — Visitor from WV

 

So much fun! Great hospitality. — Visitor from WV

 

My stay here, with my team, and your family was indescribable. Words wouldn't do it justice, at least not mine. The people and the kids are beautiful and obviously loved and part of something bigger. God fills this place. Thank you for allowing me to briefly be a part of it. And the food was phenomenal! — Visitor from WV

 

We had an excellent stay at Wings, as usual. It was good to see the kids. The eye clinic went smoothly and we appreciate the assistance of translators. And the hospitality was great! I wish that we could have stayed longer. —   Visitor from WV

 

Fourth trip to St. Joseph Family, second trip as leader. Great experience every time. Proud to be a part of 'the family'. — Jim, NC

 

This is a wonderful facility. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. The food was very delicious. — Michael, OH

 

I always appreciate your home and hospitality. This was my fourth stay and I'm seriously sad to leave. Guest rooms were clean and serviceable. And it is wonderful to have a flushing toilet and running water for the shower and sink. My favorite part (aside from the excellent food and fellowship) is the rooftop sunrises and sunsets. The St. Joseph Family is regularly in my prayers and that of my family and congregation. — Nathan, FL

 

I truly appreciate the hospitality and the food! Thank you Bill for sharing your call story and the history of St. Joseph's. — Terry, FL

 

Very humbling experience. Look forward to coming back again in the future to see the progress. — Travis, NE

 

A wonderful mission with wonderful people! Thank you for the amazing care and for being Jesus to me! May God bless you and keep you in his peace always! — Kenny, FL

 

Had a very pleasant visit. Thank you for all the wonderful food. — Todd, OH

 

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality once again. Your generosity, welcome and love are much appreciated each year. We look forward to bringing another group of young people to visit you, our family, next year! God bless you in your continued work. — David, Canada

 

It was great being here! I loved all the kids and I think it is great what is going on here! I will be praying for all of you. Take care! — Jeffrey, NC

 

You are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing life with me this week — opening your arms, doors and hearts. I look forward to returning many times in the future. I always feel at home when I am here. Mesi pou tout baggy! — Kelly, NC

 

Beautiful children. Beautiful week. Mesi!!! — Savannah, NC

 

I appreciate everything you do. I'll be thinking of everyone. — PJ, NC

 

Incredible week. Thank you so much! — Michael, NC

 

You guys rock! Great stay! Awesome week! Gratitude! Thank you so much! — Group comments, NC

 

We had a wonderful time! — Carol, MA


Loved our stay! Thank you for welcoming us so well, and for treating us like family. - visitor from SC


Awesome job with the boys. My first time. I will be back. - visitor from NC


First time visiting Haiti and I had a great time. I will be spreading your message and concerns. I will be coming back. - visitor from NC


Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for letting us be a part of your family. - visitor from NC


Thank you for your genuine hospitality! I felt like we were part of the St. Joseph Family - especially when i was washing the sheets and towels. Michael's devotions were spirit-inspired! They have inspired multiple new sermons. I will keep you all in my prayers. - visitor from NC


The most complacency shattering experience I have ever had.You took a forgotten country and it's young people, and gave them a means to have hope for the future. Thanks so much for the blessing of your commitment and that of your staff. - visitor from FL


Amazing time at St Joseph's Home for Boys!

- visitor from OH


Thanks for the hospitality! - visitor from TX


Thank you for all you do to help the children of Haiti. Haiti is truly blessed for people like you.

Visitor from TX

VISITOR COMMENTS 2013

Fourth trip to St. Joseph Family, second trip as leader. Great experience every time. Proud to be a part of 'the family'. — Jim, NC

 

This is a wonderful facility. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. The food was very delicious. — Michael, OH

 

I always appreciate your home and hospitality. This was my fourth stay and I'm seriously sad to leave. Guest rooms were clean and serviceable. And it is wonderful to have a flushing toilet and running water for the shower and sink. My favorite part (aside from the excellent food and fellowship) is the rooftop sunrises and sunsets. The St. Joseph Family is regularly in my prayers and that of my family and congregation. — Nathan, FL

 

I truly appreciate the hospitality and the food! Thank you Bill for sharing your call story and the history of St. Joseph's .— Terry, FL

 

Very humbling experience. Look forward to coming back again in the future to see the progress. — Travis, NE

 

A wonderful mission with wonderful people! Thank you for the amazing care and for being Jesus to me! May God bless you and keep you in his peace always! — Kenny, FL

 

Had a very pleasant visit. Thank you for all the wonderful food. — Todd, OH

 

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality once again. Your generosity, welcome and love are much appreciated each year. We look forward to bringing another group of young people to visit you, our family, next year! God bless you in your continued work. — David, Canada

 

It was great being here! I loved all the kids and I think it is great what is going on here! I will be praying for all of you. Take care! — Jeffrey, NC

 

You are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing life with me this week — opening your arms, doors and hearts. I look forward to returning many times in the future. I always feel at home when I am here. Mesi pou tout baggy! — Kelly, NC

 

Beautiful children. Beautiful week. Mesi!!! — Savannah, NC

 

I appreciate everything you do. I'll be thinking of everyone. — PJ, NC

 

Incredible week. Thank you so much! — Michael, NC

 

You guys rock! Great stay! Awesome week! Gratitude! Thank you so much! — Group comments, NC

 

We had a wonderful time! — Carol, MA


'St. Joseph's Home for Boys is a wonderful place to visit and to stay at. There is a feeling of peace, calm and love here. The boys who live here are treated with respect and are given trust and responsibility. They are given love, time and attention. Their response to this is overwhelming; they made us feel welcome and wanted! We visited 'Wings of Hope' yesterday and we were deeply moved by what we saw. The dedication of the St. Joseph’s graduates is a testimony to all that being at St Joseph’s has achieved for them. The commitment of the 3 American Missionaries made us feel very humbled. The whole experience moved us to tears. Thank you so much for all you've given us and, by the way, the food was great!’ - SJF visitor from the UK

 

‘As someone who has worked with individuals with disabilities for almost eleven years I was truly impressed by the quality of care and education each individual receives. I was particularly impressed with the fact the children are taken out into the community on the regular basis. There are residential facilities in the US that hardly ever take their residents into the community. I also loved the equine therapy. I found it inspiring to see all of the kids interact with one another.’ - SJF visitor from IL

 

‘I've never been on a service trip where I've interacted with so many children, especially those with handicaps but it was such an amazing experience and I loved it so much. I've learned so much from all the children, what they can do continues to amaze me. Thank you so much for having us! I'm so glad to have had such a life changing experience like this where I learned so much where I didn’t necessarily think I would.’ - SJF visitor from TX


‘Thank you Renee for the wonderful stay, it has been an amazing experience! I fell in love with the kids and Haiti, I'll definitely be back again to visit. I wish everyone the best of luck building the new Wings in Jacmel and will be asking friends and family to make donations to Hearts with Haiti and informing them of your incredible mission!’ - SJF visitor from MA

 

‘We stayed overnight at Wings. The accommodations were wonderful as always. Thank you for another great experience.’

- SJF visitor from MA

 

‘Loved staying here the boys are wonderful, well-behaved and very loving. Michael you are such a joy and made me feel so welcome. Guichard and Walnes are wonderful role models for the boys. Eres was such a great driver and very calm. Love the work that you are doing and continue to do good work and stay blessed.’ - SJF visitor from MD

 

‘This has been a joy. The love, support and discipline displayed by the boys and the staff touched my heart. The hospitality and lodging met our needs and left a lasting impression that I hope to experience again. Thank you!’ - SJF visitor of VA

 

‘My stay here has been enlightening, rewarding and pleasant. I will share the experience with others who I know will be anxious to contribute to the work being done here. I intend to return and support the work of St. Joseph family. Thank you Michael for all that you do and have done. P.S. the food has been great!’ - SJF visitor from VA

 

‘See you next year. This St. Joseph Family is MY family.’ - SJF visitor from VA


As always we had a wonderful and blessed stay here at St. Joseph’s. The hospitality, the food, the fellow travelers were all great! Our room #7 was very comfortable and had a beautiful view. Thank you again for your hospitality and your ministry.

- SJF visitors from VA and AB

 

‘It was good to see Michael and the boys again. I have not been to St. Joseph's since before the earthquake. Everything has changed and nothing has changed. I have always enjoyed the hospitality. The food is always great. The boys are always courteous and quick to give a hug and a greeting. I always look forward to coming. Thanks!’ - SJF visitor from NC

 

What a wonderful place to stay. The staff was excellent and the kids were amazing!! This is truly a special place. All the kids seem very happy. The roof top is personally my favorite place. All the art and plants bring lots of life and color. Thank you for a great visit.’ - SJF visitor from NC

 

‘Facility is beautiful and clean! When I think of St. Joseph’s I'll picture a safe haven filled with art, color, and beauty in the midst of Haiti. The boys are well-behaved and happy! I loved watching them complete their chores, giving them ownership in their home. Food was outstanding!!!’ - SJF visitor from NC


‘Brief but great stay. Good food, friendly people. Would stay again.’ - SJF visitor from MA

 

‘Oasis in the middle of Haiti. Thanks a lot!’ - SJF visitor from Turkey


St. Joseph's accommodations were wonderful. The roof garden was a highlight and the food was great. Wings was a well-received respite from the village.’

- SJF visitor from IA

 

‘Wonderful, friendly people. Great meals! What very dedicated and giving people, always willing to help with great smiles.’ - SJF visitor from IA


‘It is always a wonderful stay at both S.J. and Wings. We are so very well taken care of and all of our "unplanned" problems are made easier by Renee.’ - SJF visitor from IA


‘This is a great place! I loved seeing what is here. You have a great staff and the children are wonderful!’ - SJF visitor from VA


‘We had a wonderful stay. SJF was extremely accommodating and helpful during our stay in Port-au-Prince.’ - SJF visitor from NY


‘What your organization has done for these kids is so inspirational. I hope to one day have the opportunity to give back like you guys are doing now. I want to do all I can to make a difference in this world. Whether it's saving one life or one thousand it's all a huge impact. Thanks for all that you do and all my prayers and blessings go out to your future plans.’ - SJF visitor from MA

 

‘This program has truly made me feel like there is a great opportunity here for all these kids. They already have the great leaders here and the smiles they had when we arrived made me feel like I was doing a great thing. I will really miss this place and the kids have really made my time here wonderful. Josephine, Steve, Lulu and all the other kids here will always have a great place in my heart and I will always remember them.’ - SJF visitor from NC


‘Thank you, Jacky, for sharing your story with us and thank you all for being Christ's love incarnate. For loving these Wings of Hope kids as children of God and not "disposables" or "demons". God bless.’ - SJF visitor from NJ