Just like that, another new year has come.  We are thrilled to share that God provided in truly miraculous ways as 2021 came to a close.  We had several donors give above and beyond their usual support.  As a result, HOLD the Children was blessed with more than $100,000 in the last week of 2021!  We are grateful to God for providing in this way, and grateful to all of you who gave to make this possible.  A significant portion of these special year-end gifts will go to our HOLD Home Orphanage in Haiti to continue construction of our transitional home.  This will help complete the next major phase of the building: finishing all the walls and adding the roof.

Our HOLD Home Orphanage and 12 HOLD schools each enjoyed a special time of celebrating Christmas as their school year came to a close, thank you for making this possible!  Students received a special meal, along with some treats, and had a fun time celebrating with their friends.  Students at our Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf are pictured above during part of their Christmas party celebration.

The new year is off to an exciting start with all students back in school and teachers hard at work in their classrooms!  We are so grateful that all students in each of our schools are now returning to in-person learning in their classrooms!  This is a huge blessing as some of our schools in Jamaica and Guatemala had not been able to meet in person since the Spring of 2020.  Now in all our schools throughout Haiti, Jamaica, and Guatemala, classrooms are filling up!  We look forward to exciting updates as students return.

Thank you for all you give!  Your donations and ongoing support make the ministry of HOLD the Children possible.  With your help, more than 2,500 students are receiving a life-changing education and 45 children have a place to call home.  Thank you!

In His Hold,

Courtney Carrigan