Fortunately for Haiti, the hurricanes did not affect them very much, but we are sure everyone is aware of those places it did and they surely need our prayers as well as help. Although some of the islands are not deforested as much as Haiti, they are still mountainous and with the amount of rain they had there is only one place for it to go. Seeing the pictures we have sent of Haiti’s mountains, imagine fifteen inches of rain coming down the side of those mountains.
This month we are sending pictures of two of the kids in “our” system. One, Mya, we are sure you have seen before. Mya is one of a set of twins born in March fourteen years ago. She was brought to us after her mother had died and was about 6 weeks old, along with her sister who was very sick. We sent them to a nearby hospital for testing and although Mya was in good health, her sister died. The woman taking care of them, pictured with her, asked if we could help take care of the baby. With the help of a youth group, she has grown into the healthy young woman you see in the first picture.
The second is Kimberly. Her mother, Sherline, is one of our teachers in Bayelle (Beaubrun’s school). Kimberly is in the third grade and has been in our school there for over three years. As you can see, Kimberly is a healthy little girl full of hopes for the future — much like any child here. The exception for both children is that they are in programs that not only provide them an education, but also meals and vitamins to help them grow into healthy adults who will want to do something for their country. Both girls say they want to be doctors because they can see what we see: people who need help and no other place to turn but missions operating near them.
We show you these children because they are just two of those who you help each month and just two of the many your giving goes to help with the schools and nutrition programs.
Thank you for all you do to help our friends in Haiti and for your prayers.
Steve and Terry