Birthday: November 10
With the help of Espwa Berlancia, a malnutritional clinic where many of our kids volunteer, Gaelson has overcome severe malnutrition. He later received life-saving care for a previously untreated pulmonary infection through the assistance of a group of generous doctors and volunteers culminating in surgery at Children’s Hospital in Michigan. He was excited to be around children his own age and quickly made friends. He’s very silly and mischievous, and may just be our best dancer.
Birthday: November 27
We call her little Gina, but her voice is anything but — you can hear it resonate across the mission. Her voice only matches her strong-willed and bold spirit, both on display at nightly devotions while singing her favorite songs. Gina believes in helping others, and wants to become a police officer. Gina has a sparkling personality and all the characteristics of a great leader.
Birthday: November 15
Josue takes his responsibility to water the garden twice each day very seriously, and is quick to help with any chore if it means spending quality time with the staff. He’s very competitive academically and strives to the best in his class, hoping to one day become a businessman.
Birthday: November 20
Bright like his cousin Widley who also lives at the Mission, Edney is inquisitive and precocious. We are sure the “E” in his name stands for “encyclopedia,” his favorite book, for all the information he eagerly absorbs. This young scholar also has a passion for classical music.
Birthday: November 8
Siem is stocky and always laughing, and was often responsible for the sound of laughter throughout the Mission, whether it’s his own or the staff’s from the jokes he tells. He considers Mr. Mitch his role model because he you can tell he is a “person you can count on” for the way he is providing an education and shelter for children in need. He is currently enrolled in Madonna University in Michigan.