Jonathan, 'J.U.'Age 10
Nicknamed “J.U.” to distinguish him from the other Jonathan who is nicknamed “JJ”, J.U., is an effervescent boy who takes on all challenges at blinding speed. Whether racing to a soccer ball or running to be first to school, he has energy to spare and an endless smile. He is fascinated by new visitors to the mission and is always quick to ask questions of them. One of our best English speakers. Outgoing, friendly and intelligent.
The goal of the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for Haitian children who do not have one. Children are cared for medically, nutritionally, educationally and spiritually. They are taught in both French and English, with a goal of achieving at least a high school diploma. Christian prayer and guidelines are a part of their daily life, as is a sense of giving back to the mission though work and responsibility.