Baby Jolina gained back her health and learned to walk!
Here's a recent letter we received from our partners in ministry, Bobby and Sherry, in Haiti. Thank you for helping us make a difference every day!
Dear Pastor Jentezen,
We're sitting here on the upstairs floor of our Orphanage, writing this note to you. We still cannot thank you enough for all you have done for the people and children of Haiti. The Kingdom Connection Food Distribution Center has been such an incredible blessing. From here, food goes out all over the poorest areas of Haiti! In these serious times of trouble in Haiti with street riots, shootings, and vandalism, the poor need food more than ever before. Due to the rise in food prices, there are more hungry children and families than ever before.
We also share food with other organizations who help feed children. Here is a heart-touching story of a little toddler named Jolina:
Jolina was from an area called Boudiu, Haiti. Her father's name is unknown but her mother's name is Rose Marie. Rose Marie lives with her mother in a small house made of clay and rocks, with a tin roof. They do not have running water. They must walk 45 minutes to the nearest place to get water.
Jolina's mother could not care for her when she was born. Her mother had some mental health issues, so the family kept the mother, Rose Marie, tied up in a room. Jolina was then cared for by her grandmother, who was very poor. Whenever the baby grew weak and ill, her grandmother took her to a clinic where she also received infant formula. But for some reason, the grandma stopped going for Jolina's appointments and milk.
In the meantime, her mother got better and began asking for her baby. When she saw Jolina, she was shocked at how bad she was. Jolina was finally brought back to the clinic. It took months for her to gain weight and even crawl again. She was developmentally delayed, but once she began eating good food, she improved rapidly. The rich food that you, Pastor Jentezen, and your partners sponsor each month, really helped her gain weight, gain her health back, and she has now learned to walk!
Your love and compassion for the poor reaches so many areas of Haiti. We just do not have the right words to say, "thank you," but from all the precious Haitian people and children, we want to say, "merci anvil!" We love you and your people so much!
Bobby and Sherry
In Haiti, nearly one-third of all children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth. And more than 100,000 children suffer from acute malnutrition. They are dying of hunger. This is why, for over a decade, Jentezen Franklin Media Ministries has sponsored 272,000 meals each month to feed Haiti’s poorest. You can be part of this life-saving outreach!