Pictured above, school is back in session throughout all HOLD schools!  Our Port de Paix Schools in Northern Haiti are up and running smoothy- thankfully things remain quiet and calm in this area of the country.  The same is true of our Christian Alliance School in the northeast area of the country. 

Near the capital of Port au Prince, life continues to be more of a challenge everyday.  Our Onaville School has had to move locations in order for children to attend safely.  They are temporarily meeting in a different area; we are thankful children can get there safely and continue receiving their education, as well as a hot meal every school day.

In Jamaica, students enjoyed their summer break, and have recently returned for the new school year.  Also in Jamaica, our Victory Christian Fellowship preschool continues teaching young ones and preparing them for primary school in the coming years.  They are all so excited to be back at school with their friends!

In Guatemala, students had a short break and have returned as well- but they are on a different schedule.  Their classes have resumed continuing on in their school year that began in January, and their school year will wrap up later in the fall.  Teachers are working hard to prepare their students for year-end exams.  

It’s hard to believe, but with fall now here, Christmas is on the way!  Please donate to the Christmas Celebrations in our HOLD Schools before December 1.  Thank you for considering this additional donation.  The Christmas Celebrations in our schools, in many cases, are the only festivity of the season for these students living in extreme poverty.  

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