One of our goals at Heart of God Haiti is to provide loving care in a Christian environment for extremely impoverished and/or orphaned children. In so doing, we provide them with emotional, physical, educational, spiritual, and nutritional support. We are fortunate to have a staff on site and access to medical personnel partnering with us to achieve these goals. Because we focus on the entire needs of the children, we have adopted a 4:1 child sponsorship plan to ensure that all expenses associated with each child’s well-being and care-taking are covered without putting a hardship on anyone wishing to be personally involved in a child’s life.
Beginning in early 2013, each child will also be provided with English instruction and interactive development so children are better prepared to transition to adulthood in their environment. This kind of environment is costly to maintain, even in Haiti. When you sponsor one of these children, you will receive profile information on your sponsored child, frequent correspondence, and we will even send you video segments that we are able to capture from our onsite missionary and during our mission trips.
The cost of sponsoring a child is $30/month. By partnering with others who feel the same compassion and willingness to help, your child will reap the benefits that far surpass most other sponsorship programs provided by orphanages and institutions in Haiti.
Take a few minutes to browse the children below. Choose a child you would like to sponsor and click the “Sponsor” button next to their name. This will take you to a new page. Please fill out the form and we will contact you within 24 hours.
THANK YOU for choosing to sponsor a child! Neither your life nor theirs will ever be the same!
Anderson is one of the twins in our center. His favorite color is blue and he enjoys kicking a soccer ball and playing with toy cars. In school his favorite subject is reading, and when he grows up he wants to be an engineer or a mechanic that fixes cars and motorcycles. He loves to play guitar at play time. Instead of just strumming random chords he finds a rhythm and creates his own little song.
meet:Samantha Saint Juste
Samantha is a precious young lady who happens to have one of the most wonderful smiles of all the children in the orphanage. Her favorite color is green and she loves playing with barbie dolls. She is also fond of doing her homework. She loves to play house. I will often see her pretending to make food for her “baby”, a role played by Loudina, and carrying her “baby” around or putting her down for a nap.
Jolikè is one of our highest energy kids. He wants to be a musician when he grows up and loves it best when the teacher is teaching on the blackboard (as opposed to the students working alone at their desk). His favorite color is yellow. He enjoys playing guitar and harmonica during play time. Usually, he and Reginald will perform a little duet.
Pierre is the oldest of three brothers in our center. His favorite color is white, and he likes playing robots. His favorite subjects in school are reading and writing and wants to be a music teacher when he grows up. Our two bikes that have kind of bit the dust due to flat tires and broken handlebars are now a fun project for Fegens. He likes to take them apart and put them back together again, rearranging the tires sometimes. Might be a future mechanic.
meet:Jean Fiderse Pierre
Jean Fiderse is the middle of the three brothers and one of the most outgoing of our children. He likes living in the orphanage with the other kids and wants to be a doctor when he grows up so he can help people. His favorite color is creme and his favorite subject in school is French. He loves the keyboard lessons a local gentleman has been giving the older kids once a week. I hear him singing the scales everyday and is constantly asking if he can have the keyboard to practice with (we store it in the classroom).
Nerlande is one of the most helpful girls when it comes to cleaning and serving others. She wants to be a teacher and loves all the lessons they teach in school. She loves church, singing and dancing with her hands raised high in worship. Her favorite color is yellow. She is catching up to Nadine in her hair braiding skills. She often braids Marie Elande and Losentia’s hair and it looks amazing. Both of these girls’ hair is pretty short so how Nerlande is able to make such beautiful braid designs marvels me.
Jude is one of the twins in our center. His favorite color is purple and loves to play with toy cars. He soaks up all the lessons in school and also enjoys the things the orphanage staff teaches him throughout the day. He wants to be a pastor when he grows up. Jude is our kitchen helper. If I don’t see him with the other kids outside, I know he is in the kitchen helping the ladies, washing dishes, preparing food, cleaning the tables, all with a smile on his face so I know he is enjoying himself. I should really buy him a little apron.
Emmanuel is one of the first kids to jump in any time he hears singing begin. He wants to be a musician when he grows up, but right now enjoys spending his time playing with the other kids. His favorite color is yellow and his favorite subject in school is math. He has become much more confident in using English outside the classroom. He will often ask me if I am hungry or thirsty or if I am going somewhere but only a month ago he never spoke English unless it was during class.
Being one of the oldest kids in the center, Nadine is quite helpful keeping the other kids in line. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up and loves reading anything she can get her hands on. Still, she enjoys playing with barbie dolls in her free time. Her favorite color is pink. She loves to play Hair Salon on the iPad; it is an app she plays with Natacha on Saturday mornings where you can cut and style and color a persons hair. This girl is going to work at a beauty salon someday!
Natacha’s favorite color is green and her favorite subject in school is writing. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up and is helpful when needed. Natacha says she loves all the lessons she is learning from the orphanage staff preparing her for living life in the future. She likes to do puzzles during play time and has improved incredibly. Se has mastered the 24 piece ones we have and now is moving onto 60 piece puzzles.
Reginald is the youngest of our three brothers at the Children’s Center. He wants to be a mechanic when he grows up and likes to spend his free time playing with toy cars. He enjoys school, especially reading and writing. His favorite color is brown. He is our future architect. Using rocks and sticks and old cracker wrappers he makes small houses. He takes his time, pounding the foundation rocks firmly in the ground, and lining the sticks up just right before he covers them with the wrappers for the roof.
One of the youngest kids in our orphanage, Loudina staked claim to our missionary, Scott, as her own personal best friend. She fights off the other kids when they get too close or try to pull his hand from hers. She also loves playing in the water and “helping” wash clothes. She loves, loves, loves to play with water. She is the main reason we got locks for the two cistern spigots. She will fill up a small basin and just splash in it, run the water over her hands, wash various clothing or shoes with it.
One of the youngest kids in our Children’s Center, Bianca has staked her claim on our missionary’s translator, Junior, always wanting him to hold her. She is a precious and energetic little girl with a smile that will melt your heart. Her favorite color is blue and she especially loves blue cars. This girl hates bath time. She screams and cries while Nadine or Natacha or her mother try to catch her as she runs away. Once they do wrangle her, she makes it known to all that she is not happy about being scrubbed down.
Ednel is also a very reserved and quiet child (most of the time). He is being watched for signs of Sickle Cell Anemia and tested for other disorders. When you least expect it, Ednel can be seen doing his best to keep up with the other kids, running and playing. At times, he seems to struggle a little although it’s difficult to tell what is emotional and what is physical. It is our prayer that Ednel will eventually be adopted along with his little brother, Ezechiel. He likes to practice writing some of the numbers he can recall easily (3,4,7) on the cement wall by the stairs using small rocks. Though he can’t always remember what the number is called, he has become very good at writing them properly.
One of the youngest and newest kids in our Children’s Center, Ezekiel has struggled with health issues including Sickle Cell Anemia. He spent nearly two weeks in the hospital receiving fluids, medications, and ultimately a blood transfusion. He is also a most precious child who is quiet and reserved as any child we have. Ezechiel and Ednel are “true” orphans” with no living parents; we hope to make arrangements for their eventual adoption. He is our expert butterfly hunter. He bats them with a stick and then presents them to one of the other little girls. Watching him stalk them is pretty amusing seeing as the stick he uses is almost as big as he is.
Losentia is our little actress. Whenever we play a vocabulary card game she always gives a dramatic performance, praying to God for help before she chooses her card. Her and her sister, Marie Elande, were brought here together. There is a woman who comes to sell small cakes every Tuesday and Friday in our village. Losentia, I swear can spot her from a mile away. She is always the first kid to inform me the cake lady is on her way, basically telling me to get my money ready.
Samson is very shy but has a little mischievous glimmer in his eyes. He’s also a fast learner and one of the more affectionate boys at the center. He will put his head in my lap or wrap his arm around my waist from time to time. We just recently learned about patterns and now he likes to use different color blocks to make his own patterns during play time. He always presents his pattern to me, displaying his mastery of color names as well.
During church, I always see her swaying back and forth, arms raised to the sky during worship and in English class she always sings the loudest and is improving her vocabulary every day. She struggles to remember all the colors but she definitely knows all the shapes. When she first started English class she could not write her own name. Now, she puts her signature ‘Ma’ on all her work. She enjoys playing with Polly Pocket dolls during play time. She will sit and change their clothes and brush their hair the entire time.