Sneakers are a Blessing
// New Missions
Jean Etienne Marcelin is a wonderful pastor and school director at our Mathieu location. I consider Pastor Etienne a good friend of mine. Despite his slight speech impediment, he has been faithful to the call of God upon his life. The school is fully attended and orderly. Pastor Etienne has a great team of teachers working alongside him. It is amazing seeing this school in action.
We recently distributed sneakers to the students at our Mathieu school. It was the first time this school received sneakers from us. What a joy to see each child selecting his or her pair. All 300 students received new sneakers, and we were even able to leave some extra shoes at the school. Good quality sneakers are not readily available and are very costly—making them unaffordable for our students. These shoes are extremely essential, as the children walk to school each day. Having the proper footwear to attend school lifts their sense of dignity and self-worth. We would like to be able to provide sneakers for every one of our students attending our schools. The children were thrilled to receive these gifts.
Currently, a new church is being constructed in Mathieu. We look forward to the future growth of this church and school. ~Charlie DeTellis