HOLD the Children

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HOLD the children operates in Jamaica, Guatemala and Haiti and is a division of Mission Discovery, Inc. HOLD the children's operations are always expanding. HOLD is currently supporting seven schools in Haiti, two in Jamaica and one in Guatemala.

Featured Child

Birthday: 11/20/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Naica is a fun-loving young lady who enjoys getting attention.  She is silly and likes to laugh and have a good time.  She often looks out for many of those younger than herself, acting as an older sister to many of the children in the Home.  These kids truly do love one another like family.  This is their family.  Naica is grateful to be well cared for here; many girls her age in Haiti are struggling to get by.  Some have even been sent to live with other more wealthy families to work for the family as a servant.  Naica is getting a valuable education while learning all about the love of C

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March 23, 2017 - Richard Rohde
On November 10th last year, our team of 25 people was ready to depart on our annual trip to visit the Christian Alliance School in Cap Haitien, Haiti.  In just two days we would be with our Haitian friends.  Then word came that serious flooding was occurring in Cap and the forecast was for torrential rain to continue for several more days.  The roads in Cap were impassible and the airline cancelled flights.  We had to postpone our trip.  Pastor Bazile, our host in Cap Haitien, had arrived several days earlier and was now in the middle of a serious disaster.  Homes and possessions were washi
February 28, 2017 - Richard Rohde
I am writing this update from the Habitation Hatt Hotel in Port au Prince, Haiti.  We are preparing to leave on the eight hours bus ride to Port de Paix, which is where much of the HOLD the Children work is located.  From inside the walls of this hotel, all appears tranquil and content.  The cloudless sky is as blue as the eye can imagine.  The beauty of Haiti is hiding the reality of the world outside.  This will change when we join the chaos on the outside.  Enormous congestion and terrible roads make the 120 mile journey to Port de Paix an endurance test.  Though I’ve made this trip doze
January 24, 2017 - Richard Rohde
Another year has passed and there is still so much to do.  Why is it that the days and months move by so fast?  I’m guessing others feel like me, like we have not accomplished everything we set out to do in 2016.  The things that remain undone from last year do not fairly measure success or failure.  We learn from the past and look to the New Year with new objectives and goals.  Scripture tells us to “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”