Shown here, students in our Victory Christian Fellowship preschool in Montego Bay are filling the classrooms!  More students keep coming and teachers continue preparing them for primary school, just a few short years away.  Also in Jamaica, at JCSD students are flourishing and the school continues to be an incredible ministry.  While faculty and staff work hard to make ends meet, the city recently did some work and inadvertently changed the school’s water supply for the worse.  Please pray the problem gets fixed quickly so JCSD has adequate water supply.

In Haiti, gangs reached Onaville last month.  We have one HOLD school in Onaville and Mission Discovery has helped plant several churches in the community.  Residents were asked to take shelter outside of Onaville while the police came in to force out the gangs. We are grateful the police are making progress.  There is more work to be done; please pray with us that Onaville families will be able to return to their homes this month.  Keep the country of Haiti in your prayers.  We have many ministry partners there, and numerous children in our HOLD schools and orphanage.

We are grateful the northern coast of Haiti remains relatively quiet and the children in our HOLD Home Orphanage are safe and well and able to continue attending school at the time.

In Guatemala, Kairos Christian School is thriving.  They have a handful of students that have gone through their program since preschool, and these kids are now studying to be engineers and secretaries!  Kairos has prepared them for success and given them the incredible opportunity to break the cycle of poverty in their families.

Thank you for all you give!  Your donations and ongoing support make the ministry of HOLD, His Outreach for Learning and Development, possible.  Thank you!

Gratefully in His Hold,
Courtney Carrigan
HOLD the Children Director