Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf Graduates

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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

Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Widley, one of the few children in the Home that shares his name with another young man there, is mature for his age and is a quick learner.  When groups come to visit the HOLD Home, he loves using their digital cameras.  He’s actually a decent photographer and it did not take him long to learn how to adjust settings and change the focus.  He’s a bright boy!  He’s a good reader and he even knows a few English words and phrases.  At school, his favorite classes are French and Creole.  He wants to be a mechanic when he grows up.

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June 7, 2017 - Richard Rohde
Jimmy Rivera was leading a Spring Break mission trip at the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf back in March.  There are forty resident students and fifteen staff at this HOLD the Children sponsored school.  Mary Ricketts is the HR manager and primary caregiver to the students.  She humbly went to Jimmy and said; “the shelves of rice and beans are bare.  We have no more food for the kids.  Can you help?”
April 6, 2017 - Richard Rohde
The forty-five kids at the HOLD the Children Home are growing up very fast; eight of them are now 13 or older!  We don’t know how long they will stay with us at the Home, but whenever they leave, we want them to be prepared to succeed.  Life is hard for everyone in Haiti.  We want to provide our kids with the tools necessary to succeed when they leave.  The construction of the transitional homes will enable the children to learn how to live in a family setting and teach them a skill or trade to help support them when they leave the Home.  Speaking English is a big advantage in Haiti.  Our J
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