Variola is truly one of a kind, with a head full of colorfully beaded braids and beautiful, curious eyes. On her first day at the mission, she walked over to a group of children playing and reading. She picked up a book and held it upside down, flipping the pages as though she knew how to read already. From that moment, we knew she was a child that needed to a place to grow and flourish.
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.