A Student at Nueva Creacion de Fe

Wilson is seven years old and lives in Batey Bienvenido, a former sugar cane community inhabited mainly by immigrant Haitian families.  Wilson is in second grade, and he wants to be a mechanic when he grows up. His favorite subjects are Math and Social Sciences.

Every day, after class, Wilson goes into the school bathroom, takes off his uniform, puts on a pair of shorts and carries his shoes in his hand. No one knew why, until we decide to accompany him back home. We realized that to get to his house, he has to cross a puddle of water that forms whenever it rains.  "I do this because I don’t want my uniform to get wet and dirty, and I want to show up clean at school the next day," says Wilson.

Walking with Wilson to his home was a very moving experience.  His family's house was very clean, despite of lack of furniture and its small size for a family of 5. We got to know him and his family better.  His mom appreciated that we walked Wilson home that rainy day.  Wilson's mom works as a maid to a family in the city and comes back home only on weekends.  His dad is a motorcycle cab driver (like most men in the community) and works all day long.  That’s why Wilson and his younger siblings spend most of their time at their nearby aunt’s house.

"When I grow up, and have my mechanic shop, I will build a better house for my mom in a better place than this," says Wilson with a big smile his face. 

"We are so happy to be a part of Wilson’s life and to nurture his dreams for a better future," says Luisangelis Ceron, secretary at New Creation of Faith School. 

Please pray for us and for Wilson, and all the children that we serve in Bienvenido. We have been here for 36 years and hope to continue participating in the social and spiritual renewal of this community and its people.

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