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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.

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Birthday: 12/17/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Dorvil has been attending school the New Haitian Mission Baptist School at New Bethlehem since 2012.  He enjoys going to school, and especially likes to read.  Dorvil was a little nervous when we visited his school, but quickly warmed up to the team from Mission Discovery. Like most in Haiti, Dorvil and his family struggle to have enough food.

The iliteracy rate in Haitian adults  is over 50%.  HOLD the Children support helps keep kids like Dorvil in school rather than add to the illeracy rate.  Thank you for caring.

Birthday: 01/13/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Johnsley had fun with the HOLD the Children team that came to take pictures at his school. He is one of the fortunate children who are able to go to school. Many children in Haiti are not so fortunate. Christian Alliance and HOLD the Children partner to give children like Johnsley, an opportunity to go school. Johnsley and the other kids in Christian Alliance School are grateful for those who support his school. Sponsoring Johnsley helps to support Chrstian Alliance School and enables more of Haiti's children to be educated.

Birthday: 09/27/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Lovejina was having a fun day with the HOLD the Children team that was visiting her school.  Her smile is very contagious.  Like so many children in Haiti, going to school is a big deal. Many children are not able to go to government school because they are not able to purchase the required uniform and school supplies.  Christian Alliance School makes education possible for many children like Lovejina.  The children are grateful for HOLD sponsors that support her school. Sponsoring Lovejina will help support the work of Christian Alliance School.

Birthday: 02/05/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Fritzmyson started attending pre-school at Christian Alliance School in September 2013.  He is happy to be in school.  He has many new friends in school.  The visit by the HOLD the Children team was the first experience with Americans for many of the students.  HOLD is happy to be helping 150 children attend the Christian Alliance School.  Most of these would not be able to go to school without the help of loyal supporters.  Sponsorship helps other needy children go to school.  Christian Alliance School is doing a good work in Haiti.

Birthday: 01/08/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Alfred started pre-school at Christian Alliance in September 2013.  At first he was not very happy about going to school, but has since adjusted very well.  Alfred and the other pre-school students would not be able to be in school without the help of sponsors of HOLD the Children.  They are grateful.  Alfred likes listening to his teacher read stories to the class.  Someday, he hopes he will be able to read for himself. Your support of Christian Alliance School can help other needy children learn to read.  Child sponsorship provides the resources for other children to enjoy the pr

Birthday: 05/25/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Peterly is the son of Daniel Petit-Frere, the Pastor at the Christian Alliance Church.  September 2014 started Peterly’s second year of school.  It is not uncommon for children to be in school one year and then not the next.  Children are often made to work to help support the family.  For many, this is a priority over school.  Families also move a lot in search of work. Education is often treated as an unnecessary luxury.  The HOLD the Children program prioritizes education and helps to keep kids in school.

Birthday: 12/09/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jocely and his twin brother, Jovenel started attending pre-school at Christian Alliance School in September 2013.   Their mother was unable to pay for them to attend the Government school in Limonade.  She was so happy to that her sons areable to go to CAS.  HOLD the Children sponsors make it possible for children likes Jocely to be in school. Education is the path for Haiti to become a self-sustaining country.   Getting children in school and keeping them there is a major stumbling block for Haiti.  HOLD sponsors help keep Haitian kids in school.

Birthday: 11/20/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Sherlin started attending Christian Alliance School in September, 2013.  She is very happy to be in school because many children in her community do not go to school.  HOLD the Children sponsors provide an opportunity for more than 150 children to go to school at CAS.  In a country like Haiti where so little emphasis is put on child education, HOLD supporters are making a major impact in the lives of Haitian children.  Sherlin and all of the students of CAS are grateful for HOLD sponsors.  Sponsoring Sherlin helps support Christian Alliance School so that other ne

Birthday: 07/02/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Cassandra is one of the youngest kids at Christian Alliance Pre-school.  It is important to get children into a formal learning environment as early as possible.

Birthday: 04/28/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Nacheca was a little overwhelmed by the activity at Christian Alliance School on HOLD the Children picture day.  She kept her eye on everything going on around her.  It is understandable for her to be a little wary of a group of Americans coming to her school and then leading her to a chair where they flash a bright light in her face.  After a while, Nacheca and the other children became very friendly and had fun with the HOLD team.  Nacheca and her classmates are grateful for their friends from America.

Birthday: 11/04/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Haiti is a country that puts little emphasis on education.  Often children attend school for a year or two and then they disappear.  Sometimes the children are required to work, or maybe they have moved away.  Children are not normally encouraged to attend school by their parents.  The govenrment is not able to monitor the education system very well.  Most government schools require children to buy uniforms and books and then this makes going to school too costly for many. Since families don’t prioritize education, children stop attending school.

Birthday: 10/12/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Young children like Daphenee are often left alone all day while her mother tries to earn enough to feed her children.  The Jean Renaud Mehotiere school has classes for the very young to get them in a learning environment and also to provide some supervision over young children. Daphenee is not unlike many children in Haiti.  Life for youn children and young mothers is difficult. HOLD the Children is happy to be able to support the Jean Renaud Mahotiere Schooli Capva.  Your sponsorship of Daphenee can help bring education to more children in the area of Citi Solei.  Thank you.

Birthday: 08/07/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

John Pierre arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in September 2013.  His brother, Jean Rodly has been at the HOLD Home for nearly 3 years. Neither one of the brothers were aware that they had a sibling. It is wonderful that they are getting to know each opther. Jean Pierre was living in the city of Jean Rabel with extended family.  That is not always a good arrangement.  Often, children are made to do heavy work. We are happy that the brothers are together.

Birthday: 06/22/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Elandia is in second grade.  She likes her teacher, Mr.

Birthday: 04/10/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Alanda attends Ms Guerline Juste's preschool class at the Jean Renaud Mahotiere School in Citi Solei.  Alanda and many of the other students live in the tent city of Capva.  A tent has been her home since the earthquake of January 2010. She has never known living in anything other than a tent.  Alanda made new friends when the teams from Mission Discovery come to visit her.  She is grateful for the support of HOLD the Children provides her school.  Your sponsorship of Alanda helps educate the children of Capva.

Birthday: 05/09/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Woodley lives in Capva, a tent village establiched after the earthquake of 2010. He is thankful that he is able to attend the Jean Renaud Mahotiere School.  Anacius Joseph helped start the school and is now the director.  HOLD the Children began supporting the school in 2014.  Sponsoring Woodley helps the children of Capva have an opportunity to get an education.  Many children in Haiti do not go to school.  Your sponsorship of Woodly helps children learn to read and write.  Education of children will change Haiti for good.

Birthday: 06/04/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Odeus Watson is so happy to be able to learn to read and write.  Odeus especially when his teacher, Mr Bernard Kesnel, read to the class.  Someday Odeus wants to be able to read books by himself.  Education of its children is critical for the future of Haiti.  More than 50% of Haiti is iliterate and becasue of that education is not view to be important by many.  Anacius Joseph is helping break the unacceptable illiteracy rate in Haiti through the Jean Renaud Mahotiere school in Capva.  Odeus and the other children children of Capva are learning.

Birthday: 06/20/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Vania lives in the tent city of Capva.  She moved there with her family after the earthquake in 2010.Vania is glad that she can go to Jean Renaud Mahotiere School mear her tent.  Many of the other children in her community do not attend school because they must work or becaue they are not encouraged by family to attend.   Vania likes to sing and someday wants to be a famous singer.  She knows that she needs to get an education for that to be possible.  HOLD the Children supports the school in Capva visits the school regularly.

Birthday: 12/23/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Roseline is a very smart and pretty girl. Shs is happy to be able to go to school.  School in Haiti is a privilege, not a requirement as with muct of the rest of the world.  Less than half of the children in Haiti go to school. Roseline and the other children at Jean Renaud Mahotiere School are thankful for the support that comes from HOLD the Children.  They are also happy to see the teams form Mission Discovery when they come to visit.  Roseline wants to be a doctor someday so she can help the sick children of Haiti.  She knows that she needs to remain in school.

Birthday: 12/10/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Rony and his sister Roseline both attend the Jean Renaud Mahotiere School in Capva, Haiti.  They live with their mother in a tent since the earthquake of 2010.  Rony likes his teacher Mernard Kesmel because he helps him learn new things. Rony is grateful for the support from HOLD the Children sponsors that help his school.  Like his sister,Rony wants to be a doctor someday.  He wants to help children whenthe get sick.  Rony and the other children need the support from HOLD the Children and Mission Discovery to remain in school.

Birthday: 08/24/1999
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jocelin is one of the older kids attending Jean Renaud Mahotiere School in Capva.  Often children are required by parents or extended famlies with whom they may be living to help support the family.  Many are forced to give up school so they can work.  This cycle is all to common in Haiti.  We are grateful that Jocelin and other older children are able to continue their education.

Birthday: 09/16/1999
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Adelene likes her teacher Mr.Peterson Pierre-Louis.  He helps her learn to read so she can read books mu herself some day.  Adelene wants to be a nurse someday so she can help childrn when they get hurt.  After the earthquake in 2010, there were many people who were hurt but there was nobody to help them.  Adelene does not want that to happen again. She is happy that HOLD the Children helps support her school so that she can be in school.  Sponsoring Adelene helps her and the other children remain in the school.  Would you consider sponsoring Adelene?  Thank you!

Birthday: 09/30/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Naichanie was living a very difficult life in Port de Paix prior to her being rescued by Pastor Francklin.  Naichanie was able to come to the HOLD the Children Home because several residents were reunited with extended families. It is not uncommon for young childen to become house servants by families that take them in.  Often this is very difficult for the child.  Fortunately, Naichanie was able to be escape the role of a servant in Port de Paix.  HOLD the Children Home provides hope and a future to children like Naichanie.

Birthday: 01/10/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Sendy was one of the first children to arrive at the HOLD the Children Home.  He was admitted to the Home in March of 2010, only a few months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.  Sendy, now one of the veterans of the HOLD Home, is very helpful with the little children.  It is a very admirable characteristic in Haitin children.  They look after each other, especially the younger ones.  Sendy and the other children living at the HOLD Home attend school at the HOLD sponsored school located adjacent to the Home.

Birthday: 11/17/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Sageline was living in the coastal city of Gonaives.   She was abandoned by her family in September of 2013 and then brought to the HOLD the Children Home by a local pastor.  This is why the HOLD Orphanage was built, to rescue children that are abandoned or abused.  We are grateful for the opportunity to bring Sageline to a safe place where she can enjoy life as a child.  Raising and caring for Sageline and the other children at the Home is costly.  You can share in the expense of caring for the children by sponsoring Sageline.  There are 3 levels in which you can sponsor Sageline.

Birthday: 12/16/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jacksonelle arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in September 2013.  The Home was able to admit him following several former residents being reunited with families.  Jacksonelle is from a nearby city of Mole Saint Nicholas.  Having been abandoned he was found by authorities and brought to the HOLD Home.

Birthday: 11/16/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Chorvenly was brought to the HOLD Orphanage in August 2013.  He was living with extended family in Jean Rabel after the death of his mother.  He was living in some very difficult circumstances when he was found by a pastor in the New Haitian Mission Baptist Church in Jean Rabel.  There are many churches under the authority of Pastor Cherelus Exante, founder and president of the NHMBA.  Children living in difficult circumstances like Chorvenly are often found by the pastors of local churches and then brought before the board to determine admittance into the Home.

Birthday: 11/10/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Franz Escar came to the HOLD Home in September 2013.  She was living with a pastor in Mole St. Nicholas following the death of her mother.  Pastors often are left with children that are either orphaned through the death of a mother or abandoned on the church steps.  Life is very hard in Haiti and children often pay a very heavy cost.  There are more than 450,000 orphans in Haiti.

Birthday: 05/08/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Renise has been at the HOLD Home since 2012.  She has always been well behaved and a big help with the younger children.  She can often be seen consoling one of the younger children or help the staff with a chore.  Renise, like many Haitian children are forced to share household responsibilities at a young age.  Many have their childhood cut short by the need to help their family.  Sometimes children are sold as house servants, even as young as 5 or 6 years old.  Renise was rescued from a difficult life in Port de Paix.  Our goal at the HOLD home is to allow the residents

Birthday: 04/23/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Louisiana and her sister Julienne arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in 2012.  We are very happy to have the sisters at the home. They are very helpful with the younger kids, especially when they are afraid.  Most of us don’t realize the difficult circumstances that many of these children have been through at this young age.  Life is Haiti is hard, and especially for children.  Most Haitian children learn to provide for themselves at very young ages.  It is not uncommon to see small children carrying 5 gallon buckets of water.

Birthday: 04/23/2014
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Julienne and her sister Louisiana arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in 2012.  We are very happy to have the sisters with us at the home. They are very helpful with the younger kids, especially when they are afraid.  Most of us don’t realize the difficult circumstances that many of these children have been through at this young age.  Life is Haiti is hard, and especially for children.  Most Haitian children learn to provide for themselves at very young ages.  It is not uncommon to see small children carrying 5 gallon buckets of water.

Birthday: 05/18/2009
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Alejandro is in his very first year at Kairos School in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala and he loves all his classes!  When he gets older he hopes to become a teacher.  His teachers at Kairos have made an impression and he hopes to make the same positive impact on others someday.  In the school environment at Kairos, Alejandro is learning and growing quickly and his teachers say he is a joy to have in class. 

Birthday: 04/09/2007
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Brandon is a new Kindergartner at Kairos who has adapted well to the school schedule.  He loves running and playing outside and his favorite class at school is Physical Education.  He enjoys having Mission Discovery teams come to visit because they get to play together.  He is thankful for all their help and hard work when they provide Bible school for everyone in the school. 

Birthday: 08/03/2008
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Female

Natalia is enjoying her first year in school at Kairos and loves her art class. She lives outside of Antigua and walks the cobblestone streets of Ciudad Vieja to get to school every day.  She enjoys drawing and painting and would like to be a teacher one day.  The well trained teachers and staff at Kairos are preparing her for that day! 

Birthday: 04/04/2007
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Female

Elisheba likes her first year at Kairos.  She has fun in all her classes and loves her teachers so much she hopes to become a teacher when she is older.  She lives on the outskirts of town outside of Antigua, where many children do not go to school.  It is a privilege to be getting an education from Kairos, which is made possible through sponsors.  HOLD has partnered with Kairos School since its beginning in 2009.  The school has grown so much; it is exciting to have Elisheba and many other new students join the school and be part of the HOLD program!

Birthday: 10/06/2006
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Female

Paulina is young but already has big dreams to become a doctor when she grows up.  The education she is receiving at Kairos is helping her work toward that goal.  At school she loves her science class.  When she’s not at school or helping work at home, she likes to color.   She loves doing the craft projects with new friends when the Mission Discovery teams come visit.  They often host Bible school in the afternoons and Paulina loves when they come.  

Birthday: 01/06/2009
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Female

Roselyn appreciates the great education she is receiving at Kairos.  It is her first year in school and she already says she would like to be a teacher when she grows up.  She enjoys playing with her new friends at school and likes all of her teachers.  She is grateful for the HOLD program; because of it she gets to eat a hot lunch at school every day!

Birthday: 04/22/2009
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Female

Keren loves playing outside and learning about new sports in her Physical Education class.  She is very active and loves to run.  When she is sitting still she prefers to be drawing or coloring.  She is a great learner and hopes that someday she can become a doctor.  The great education she receives from Kairos is helping that dream become a reality.

Birthday: 10/16/2006
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Carlos often plays soccer with friends and loves playing with the Mission Discovery teams when they come to visit.  At school, he likes learning about computers and is beginning to speak a little English! He hopes to become a teacher someday.  His dad brings him to school on the back of his motorbike each morning, Carlos enjoys this time because he does not see his father much.  The cobblestone streets of Antigua are overcrowded with vehicles, motorbikes, and bicycles, but Carlos says the ride to school is one of the best parts of his day. 

Birthday: 06/23/2006
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Leonardo’s favorite class at Kairos is computers.  The school has a small computer lab with several older donated computers that the children have learned how to navigate.  When he’s not at school he loves to play soccer with his friends.  He hopes that someday he can travel outside of Guatemala.  He has never left the country and has big dreams to someday visit other countries and see different parts of the world. 

Birthday: 08/27/2007
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Female

Emily enjoys creating things in art class.  She is great at coloring and painting.  While she has a real talent for art, she would love to become a doctor one day.  When she’s not doing her schoolwork she loves playing with dolls.  She is grateful for the Mission Discovery teams who come and build houses in her town and she loves playing games with all the Americans when they come down to help at Kairos. 

Birthday: 12/10/2005
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Jose is doing well in his first few years at Kairos and is enjoying his math class.  He is very good with numbers and would like to be a teacher someday.  He does well in the classroom and loves playing soccer when he has a chance to play outside.  Soccer is usually played out in the cobblestone streets where the game can be a real challenge! He is fortunate to be well cared for at Kairos and is grateful for everything his teachers do for him. 

Birthday: 08/27/2006
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Ángel is a new student at Kairos this year and is fitting in well with his classmates.  He likes playing with his friends and playing different games outside.  He would love to be a fire fighter when he grows up.  Firemen have their work cut out for them in Antigua; there are several volcanoes surrounding the town and sometimes small eruptions cause fires that spread quickly.  We are so glad Ángel is at Kairos where these big dreams for his future have the chance to become a reality! 

Birthday: 09/04/2006
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Eduardo is another new addition to his class this year.  He likes writing and those skills are improving with the help of Kairos. When he’s not working at school he loves playing soccer with friends.  He does well in school and stays busy helping and working at home.  He is disciplined and off to a great start in his academic endeavors. 

Birthday: 11/17/2006
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Fernando is learning to speak English at Kairos and enjoys that class very much.  He has learned some vocabulary and loves to practice it when the Mission Discovery groups come.  He has never flown but dreams that one day he can become an airline pilot.  His English will help him go very far if that’s what he decides to pursue!  Fernando lives in the mountains outside of town, and usually walks several miles to get to school.  He thinks it would be neat to get to another place so quickly by flying. 

Birthday: 12/09/2006
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Female

Helen is doing well in math class at school and likes learning new things.  She loves animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian when she grows up.  There are numerous stray dogs roaming the streets of Antigua, but Helen has a kind heart and would love to see these animals well taken care of.  She is thankful for the wonderful private school education she is receiving at Kairos and knows it would not be possible without faithful sponsors of the HOLD program. 

Birthday: 04/10/2007
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Luis likes attending school at Kairos very much.  He has many friends in his class.  He is active, enjoys running, and has high hopes of becoming a policeman when he grows up.  Police officers often guard and patrol the streets of Antigua, and the surrounding areas, making it a safe place.  Luis would love to help make his home even safer in the future. 

Birthday: 10/08/2006
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Michael is a great runner and loves to play games with his friends.  At school he excels in language classes and enjoys learning English.  He hopes to be fluent in English in his coming years at Kairos.  When the Mission Discovery teams come to work with Kairos he likes hearing them speak English and wants to get better so he can communicate with them.  It is because of faithful HOLD sponsors Michael is able to attend school at Kairos and receive at least one hot meal every day. 

Birthday: 06/01/2005
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Like many of these children, it is by the grace of God Angel has ended up at Kairos.  He and his older brother were found begging in the streets of Ciudad Vieja. At home, Angel and his siblings are usually left to care for themselves, their dad is not around and their mom is always gone.  She is constantly looking for work trying to bring in enough money to feed all her children.

Birthday: 09/16/2005
Country: Guatemala
Gender: Male

Samuel is quickly learning how to navigate some of today’s modern technology and loves spending time in computer class at school.  He works hard at home helping take care of others and he stays busy at school.  He loves playing with neighborhood friends when he is able.  His hometown of Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala is rich in history and has several old churches and buildings full of character.  While life is hard, Samuel is thankful to be living in this area and to be getting a great education at Kairos.  He wants to be a teacher when he grows up.  

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