Kervins, 'Kevin'Age 14
We still recall the day when an older relative arrived at the mission to inform us that Kevin’s sole remaining parent, his mother, had passed away after battling a long illness. Kevin’s father was already dead. That left Kevin with only his older brother Emanuel, who also lives with us. Kevin is shy, very quiet, yet always the first to be standing by offering to help – to carry a bag, to wield a tool, to paint a wall. Every visitor to the mission leaves remarking “what an amazing young man that Kevin is.”
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.