So, this comes back to you, our supporters! Ultimately, you are the ones supporting this wonderful kid! I may be the one writing letters to him and sending him pictures, but you are the ones really supporting him through your generous gifts to us!
I have been thinking a lot the past few weeks, and if it is you that is supporting him, then you all should get to know him a bit! So here goes:
*Note: for younger children Compassion International has fun forms for the kids to fill out with help. Many of the things I say below may not have been specifically stated, but I have deduced from his letters and some of my personal observations of life in Haiti.
All about Jackner
Jackner lives with his mom, dad, sister and two brothers in a village called Loubier. From his letters I believe he is the youngest or second youngest, but I could be wrong. His parents are farmers.
Song: Map leve men'm anke poumfe (I lift my hand up to praise God)
School Subject: French, Creole, Math
Everyday Activity: Carrying water
Activity at the Compassion center: Praying all together
Family Activity: Eating and playing together
Holiday: Haitian independence day (January 1st)
Holiday Food: Pumpkin Soup
Every day food: Fried Plantains
Where he lives:
It seems like Jackner helps carry water from a nearby community water pump, so no running water. He does not have electricity in his home. His house has a thatched roof and a dirt floor. His family has a garden where they harvest their own food, as well as buying food in the market.
To visit the city of Port-de-Paix (The same city Jay and I are going to be starting our base in!)
To Meet his sponsor (Some day! Soon I hope...)
To help his mom and dad work
He wants to be a teacher and/or a famous doctor
If you have any personal words of encouragement or fun things you would like to share with Jackner, please share! I will include it in my next letter. His birthday is coming up in June, and I would love to be able to sent him a little extra money for a gift! If you feel lead to give any extra to Jackner and his family, let us know and we let you know how to do so! One year we were able to give an extra donation, and his family was able to purchase a goat. Jackner has mentioned the goat in many letters, so I know their family was extremely blessed!
Thank you so much for helping us be able to support Jackner, he is your Compassion child too! From now on any letters I receive from Jackner, we will post here on our website. I'm pretty sure God has some crazy things planned for this kiddo, and he is super blessed to have all of you standing behind him.