February 2006 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Nodi Ambroise came to the orphanage when he was about ten years old. We don’t know much about his parents but we do know that Nodi went to live with his grandmother when he was very young. His grandmother sold a little produce at the market in order to provide for herself and Nodi. When Nodi was eight years old, his grandmother became blind. It then became his responsibility to provide for himself as well as his grandmother. So Nodi would try to sell a little at the market but mostly would beg and steal to get a little food for them.

When Nodi was about nine years old, Uncle William came to visit. He found Nodi sick in bed and hadn’t eaten for several days. Had the uncle not come when he did, Nodi likely would have died. After taking care of the immediate needs, the uncle went in search of Pastor Diogene. He had heard about Pastor Diogene and the orphanage and knew that Nodi needed to go someplace where he would be taken good care of. In 1993 Nodi moved into, what is now, the Starfish Ministries Orphanage. Continue Reading →