Here’s a letter, translated into English from Creole, that was handwritten by a Haitian boy who attends a Cross-sponsored Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) school:
I am a student at Foye Divine. My name is David. I am the third child of my mother and father. I am 14 years old and I’m in sixth grade. I like this school very much because it provides us with classroom time every day. There are times when what I eat at school is what I eat for the entire night because my mother and father don’t have anything to give us to eat…I would like to take this time to thank everyone who helps the school and gives us the food. Thanks, thanks very much!
Another student writes:
My name is Kechnaida. I am 12 years old and I am my mother’s second child. I am in fifth grade at Foye Divine. I like how the school operates and I like how the teachers work in the classes. They explain things very well so I understand it. The school gives us food every day. I like the food…I would like to thank everyone who helps the school.
We love to receive little messages like these from the children and families who are benefitting from our projects. It’s good to be reminded of the human element of humanitarian service, and to get a sense of the impact of our work.
Right now, hundreds of children just like David and Kechnaida are getting nutritious lunches at Haitian Christian schools thanks to the faithful giving of Cross donors. These schools rely on our support for general operating costs, so they can continue providing food, education, and the gospel to students who could not otherwise afford schooling.
Let’s keep up the good work!