Chivensky, 'Kiki'Age 14
Nicknamed “Kiki,” this little boy is a true leader here at the mission. Kiki leads prayers and devotion at night and Sundays. He and his brother are also extraordinary drummers—they play with a joy and energy that must leave God smiling. When Kiki first arrived at the mission, we had no space to admit him and his brother, so his mother traveled two hours each day just to bring them back and forth. They blossomed so quickly in our school that it only seemed right to welcome them into the Have Faith Haiti family!
The goal of the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for Haitian children who do not have one. Children are cared for medically, nutritionally, educationally and spiritually. They are taught in both French and English, with a goal of achieving at least a high school diploma. Christian prayer and guidelines are a part of their daily life, as is a sense of giving back to the mission though work and responsibility.