December 2010 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

While in Haiti last week I visited some of our schools.  This time I took the opportunity to interview a couple of our school children.  In the village of Nan-Paul it was lunch time at the school.  The kids were coming out of their classes, heading to the outside kitchen where each received a large dish of rice.  (This rice was donated to Starfish Ministries by Feed My Starving Children, FMSC, a Minnesota Christian non-profit organization).

I informed Carius, the school headmaster and pastor of the Nan-Paul church, that I wanted to interview one of his students.  As Clenson Alteus came to receive his dish of rice Carius pulled him aside and the interview began.  Clenson was born in Nan-Paul on September 19, 1997.  He is currently in the third grade and he tells me that he is doing very well in school.  Clenson tells me that he wants to be a doctor when he grows up.  He lives with his grandmother in the village since his father has gone to the Dominican Republic to try to find work and his mother is a merchant on the streets of Port-au-Prince. Continue Reading →