Did you know that if you support Jay and I financially , you are also supporting our Compassion international child too?
I personally started sponsoring Jackner three years ago. When Jay and I sat down to make decisions regarding our finances before moving down here to Haiti, we decided that God had put Jackner in our life, and that even though we will have a tight budget sometimes, we would continue to support him.
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
We are so blessed to have Jackner a part of our lives, and we hope that someday we can meet him in person! I am so excited to see what his future holds, and am proud to be able to watch him grow!
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.
P.S. .....How to become a Compassion International Sponsor
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for your very own compassion international sponsor? It is so easy! All you need to do is go to Compassion.com and click on "Sponsor a child" From there you can search for your own kiddo to sponsor. Once you have chosen your child(ren) you will receive a packet of information regarding your child including demographics, family situation, and pictures. You can write letters to your child as often as you would like, online and handwritten. You can also sent your kids small things such as pictures, stickers and other small items. Happy sponsoring!