Last April new God-mother Jenny Periera came to meet the children and got to celebrate Kerline, Meseline, Angelo and Exavenson's birthday. With the help of our God-parents such as yourselves, Diakonos International each month throws birthday parties for the children with cake, music, and dancing. The children look forward to their birthdays.
Last May, the kids were taught by God-mammy Lizzette how to make a bonfire and we sat around it singing praise and worship songs. Our party this time was outside in the yard.
God-mammy Anna received a prize from Kervensly as he proudly presented her with his drawing from school.
As the New Year approaches and we reflect on what we’ve accomplished in 2014, we would like to take this holiday season to say a special thank you to the donors who have become friends and family members of Our Small Community of Family for your prayers, financial and emotional support and most especially for trusting us with your resources. THANK YOU SO MUCH! MESI ANPIL!
Reviewing our progress in 2014, we give all the praise and glory to El Shaddai and thank you, our supporters, for allowing Him to use you to help us:
1) Provide food, shelter and medical care to our Godchildren at Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou de Diakonos;
2) Provide education and child development programs
3) Care for HIV positive children and raising their T-Cell counts.
4) Provide transportation so that our Godchildren can attend Ecole Nouvelle Zoranje in Port-au-Prince. Where they are now learning English, getting music lessons and being taught about agriculture. See the video below about their new school. We are so GRATEFUL for this particular blessing!
5) Enroll Mirlaine in school where she is studying to become a pharmacy technician. Meseline is now in her 2nd year of nursing school.
6) Successful held our Art Day Celebration, creative art program for the 3rd consecutive year. We are very grateful to you for coming along side us to run this important aspect of our work, as art is a journey of discovery. Through Art Day Celebration we are able to contribute to the development of our Godchildren and other needy and vulnerable children in Haiti.
We do pray and hope that you will continue supporting our cause in 2015 and beyond. And also hope you will consider making an end-year donation toDiakonos International
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Our Haiti Team
In the words of Pablo Picasso: "The Meaning of Life is to find Your Gift, the Purpose of Life is to Give It Away".
Our gratitude prayer is that your home be filled with God's loving presence, abounding in the fullness of His joy and gift of His peace, as you reflect upon the blessings He has bestowed upon you.
The Board Members and Volunteer Team of Diakonos International, and
The Children and Staff of Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou de Diakonos
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WE HAD JUST STARTED ENJOYING OUR SUMMER AND THEN IT WAS CUT SHORT WHEN SCHOOL STARTED EARLY THIS YEAR ON SEPTEMBER 8TH.
Well we hope you've enjoyed looking at the pictures of all we did this summer and pray you can help our family make this Christmas as joyous as our summer was. If you would like to help, please contact Lizzette Ramirez at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. And please remember to come and see us soon, Okay?
Our special thanks to both Aden Williams and Louis Vaughn for visiting our God-Children and putting a smiles on their faces and for their generous donations.
We thank God for them and pray that God gives rewards their generosity one hundred fold.
On August 4th, the children of Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou took a little trip to Delmas to go have a thorough medical check-up which was arranged by Hunger Relief International. A clean bill of health was given to each child. Praise be to God in the Highest that is watching over them. Thank you Dr. Didie Louis and Jenifer from Hunger Relief International in Haiti for giving Our Small Community of Family the opportunity to receive the much needed medical care. Thank you to the team of Doctors and Nurses who attended to our God-kids and providing them free lab work and medicines, and lastly but certainly not the least, thank you Wagner Desruisseaux for taking the time to bring all the children to see the doctors. May God continues to enrich your lives and bless you abundantly for your generosity.
Habakkuk 2:2 "Write the vision down and make it plain on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.
Praise God that His word will not go void. Early this month, our oldest daughter, Meseline completed her first year of nursing school and is now an intern as a nursing assistant. It was such a proud moment in Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou de Diakonos.
It gives us great joy to see one of our God-children heading towards a career that will ensure her a life out of poverty. This also affirms our faith in God's word that the appointed time for Diakonos International's vision of creating a learning society where Haiti's destitute and vulnerable children can blossom into educated, fully functional, self-supporting, and productive members of society, will not be delayed.
Appointment with Destiny
Define who you are and you will find your purpose. Find your purpose and it will cause you to set your goals. Your goals will set you up with an appointment with destiny which in turn will open the doors of opportunity. Walking through these doors will lead you to your destiny and to the fulfillment of your purpose. Once your purpose is fulfilled it will ultimately bring you before your maker for accountability. (Martine Longchamp)