In mid-December, my husband and I go to Haiti for a long weekend to visit Grace Emmanuel School. I bring two special deliveries for the school: 275 crisp, blank Christmas letters for the students to write on (or color) for their sponsors, and the students’ ID badges. Continue reading
His story begins as so many others in Haiti—in a broken family.
Fedner does not choose the culture, the country or the family into which he is born. He does not choose his circumstances. He does not choose to be labeled as a statistic. Continue reading
He is kind and gentle. He is wildly brilliant. He is authentic and brave and sometimes silly. He is labeled by the rest of the world as handicapped but his family and friends simply call him Gervens. Continue reading
There are many stories of struggle, pain, and grief among the 275 students of Grace Emmanuel School. There is one student’s story in particular that leaves me both brokenhearted and encouraged, all at the same time—a story, I’m convinced, far from over. Continue reading
She is fourteen years old today. She is lovely and kind. She is helpful and gentle. She is generous and sweet. Sometimes, she is feisty. Sometimes, she can be harsh. And sometimes, she has the worst of all attitudes. But above all, she is beautiful. Continue reading
Meet Yvensky. He’s an artist with a sweet demeanor, incredible smile, and loads of love to go around. Outside of class he can be found caring for his kindergarten sister, hanging with his best friend Dieunal, or creating a masterpiece. Continue reading