"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

Saturday, April 17, 2010

We have a new compassion friend!

Her name is Nanese Clerveau. She lives in Haiti. She will turn 20 on September 2nd and will graduate the program on September 1st. We don't have much time to get to know her, but will do our best while we can.

Nanese is in the 8th grade and attends Sunday school and V.B.S. At home her duties are to make beds, clean, and carry water. She enjoys biking, singing, and listening to music. She lives with both of her parents.

I don't know what effect the earthquake had on her village. She lives in Plaisance. According to Compassion's website this area was "moderately affected." There were loss of homes and life, but not to the extent of other areas.

Typical homes in this area are made of a wood floor, brick/block/cement walls, and a tin roof. The people speak Creole. The typical diet is maize, beans, bread, and bananas. Those who are employed earn about $31 a month. Her father is listed as a farmer, but not always employed.

If we can find someone who speaks creole prior to her leaving the program we have a possibility of continuing to be a part of her life through letters. Without this there is little chance of being able to continue correspondence.

We sent her an email through Compassion's website yesterday and we have a package to send out today. Emails still take a long time to get through because they need to be translated, but she should receive that a good 2 weeks before she recieves the package.

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