December marks nearly the end of another term in most our schools.  Students are preparing for exams and their excitement is building as they anticipate their annual Christmas party.  Thank you for your generous donations that make these celebrations possible!  There is still time for you to give to this special celebration.

Our schools and orphanage in Haiti have been operating smoothly.  Teachers are looking forward to a short break.  At our HOLD Home orphanage we were recently able to begin the next phase of construction on our transitional homes for the older residents.  In Jamaica students have returned home for Christmas and in Guatemala some of our students are preparing to graduate high school, while others are already pursuing college degrees!  God is doing amazing things in each of our schools and student’s lives are being impacted daily.  As the year comes to a close we thank God for each of you, our supporters, as you are collectively sponsoring nearly 500 children in need and therefore benefiting thousands more who are in school because you give.

As the end of the year approaches, will you consider giving a special year-end donation to HOLD the Children?  We are grateful for all you give to make this ministry possible.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!!

With much gratitude,

Courtney Rivera

HOLD the Children Director