and its Transitions Program, services and opportunities to THRIVE!
We know this program will greatly impact the youth we work with in Haiti. But we sometimes forget just how the youth in Haiti have already impacted the youth in America!
Meet Max Ely. You might assume that Max is an ordinary high school senior. Eagerly awaiting graduation, and dreaming about how he can concur the world! But Max is anything but ordinary. He has recognized his privilege and place in the world is a blessing, and one that he eagerly wants to share with others.
Max came to Haiti with us last year when he was a junior in high school. "When I was preparing to go to Haiti, I didn't think it would impact my life as much as it did. But it opened my eyes to two main things, 1) a good education is essential and 2) without education kids could never achieve what we take for granted."
We often hear travelers say that they thought they were the ones who would be helping when they go to Haiti, but it always seems to turn out that Haitians are the ones helping. Helping us see the value of relationships. Helping us see that going slow and savoring moments are essential - and good. They help us see how big and real God is, in ways we often don't grasp living in the States.
The people of Haiti, their stories, their lives, their determination taught Max a lot! He knew he wanted to do something, to stay engaged and continue supporting these people who taught him so much. But he wasn't sure how.
Now 18, and a senior in high school, Max has found his calling and wants to become a pastor. At a recent conference at his church, he got a prophetic word that encouraged his generosity, and confirmed that God would be his provider - especially when Max is generous.
"With this I realized I needed to put practice into my prophecy and after finding out Jherry needed a few sponsors I decided to become one of them!!!
I am so glad I was able to make this decision and can't wait to learn more about Jherry and share in God's truth with him!"
Thank you Max for stepping out in faith, and standing with Jherry! We believe God will use you, and Jherry to do great things!
Sponsorship creates a space for students and adults alike, to have the ability to transform a child's life, while their own is being transformed through the process.
Jherry needs two more sponsors - will you join Max and sponsor Jherry?
Find more about sponsoring Jherry or one of the other children at the Maranatha House.
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