In America, we often take for granted the access our children have to education, housing and food. But in Haiti, access to an education is precious. Attending a school that allows your natural artistic talents to flourish is a true gift.
CENA is a large school in the Arcahaie District north of Port-au-Prince. Trinity HOPE has been providing lunch for the students at CENA since February 2021. The school is surrounded by tall, lush green trees that shade it from the hot sun. As beautiful as the sky and trees are above, the true gems are within the walls of this school.
A hidden gem is one of the students who is quite a talented artist, Kimberly. She shared with us a sketch she did of her principal, Mr. Destravail. When Kimberly wanted to send her sketch to the USA to thank Trinity HOPE for the food that’s provided daily, Mr. Destravil asked her to not send the original. He kept the original, which he now has framed in his office.
We don’t know what our Lord has planned for Kimberly’s future. We are reminded several times in the Bible that we are given different gifts to serve God. Romans 12:4-6 says, “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function…having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…” Kimberly has been given the gift of artistic talent. Let us pray that she uses it to serve others and God. At Trinity HOPE, we are blessed to get to know these students and the gifts God has given them. We are delighted to share with them about the God that loves them so. Children like Kimberly are the future of Haiti; they are Haiti’s missionaries.