Student Spotlight: RoseMicaelle

In the heat of the afternoon, when all the other children have grown tired of jump roping and gone home to their houses around the valley of Nan wo, ten year old RoseMicaelle Joachin looks around at the empty school building and the passing motorbikes bustling down the dust village road and sighs. She doesn’t go home because, well, this is home for now. Pastor Louinet, the school superintendent,  agreed to take RoseMicaelle, her father, and her three siblings in and house them in a windowless corrugated metal shack behind the church a year and a half ago after her mother left them for a life in the big city of Port au Prince. Today, as everyday, RoseMicaelle is in charge of cooking for her dad, two brothers and sister, so she draws water from the well and begins preparing the rice and bean sauce for tonight’s dinner, thinking about her life and her future.

As much as she loves school, RoseMicaelle’s  real passion is in creating beauty. She loves to paint the girls’ nails, thinking about what it would be like to fix ladies’ hair and give manicures. And although she’s never sewn anything, her biggest dream is of one day being a seamstress, custom tailoring, designing, and creating beautiful clothes. If only she had the money, she would buy the finest threads in the most brilliant colors and create masterpieces! But that is a far-off dream for a 3rd grader in a rural corner of Haiti trying to be a student and a substitute mother.

RoseMicaelle realizes her need for Jesus now more than ever. She thanks Him for doing  so much for her, providing a house, food, schooling, and life itself.  Her understanding of God leads her to praise Him and obey Him.  Soon after the 2010 earthquake, her father found salvation in Christ, much to the chagrin of her voodoo-entrenched extended family. They rejected him and his young family, putting them out on the street and provoking RoseMicaelle’s mother to leave them for better surroundings.
Would you like to be a part of the difference God is making in RoseMicaelle’s life? Rosemicaelle is one of the literally hundreds of students at Hope In Haiti’s schools who are not sponsored. If you would like to take of the cause of this beautiful girl, write and tell us you want to sponsor Rosemicaelle Joachin!
God bless you.

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