While schools are closed all throughout Haiti, and many teachers are going without pay, the World Wide Village teachers can still count on a steady paycheck. The teachers at the World Wide Village schools want to express their thanks for your support. Two of our teachers recently sent videos to share with you to show their thanks. Enjoy!
Joseph “Ernst” Florence lives with his wife and 18-month old son and is the director of the World Wide Village school in Williamson, Haiti. The last six months have been very difficult in Haiti. Political protesting and roadblocks shut down schools in Haiti last fall. Now COVID-19 has shut down the schools once more. Working for World Wide Village and continuing to receive a salary during this difficult time is “such a blessing, because as a teacher, this is what we live by.”
“I really want to thank WWV for the support that you give all the teachers, especially during this difficult time. I’m praying right now especially for the United States and the world in general. [COVID-19] is a worldwide disease. We will pray that God will continue to help you, and fight against this virus, and that God will protect each and every person involved with World Wide Village. I have faith that you will always think about us and pray for us, too.”
Sainplainise teaches preschool at the World Wide Village school in Williamson, Haiti. Sainplainise and her husband depend on her teaching salary to help provide for their two young children and her younger brother. Even though school is not in session due to COVID-19, your generosity is providing an income for this wonderful family as World Wide Village continues to pay teachers’ salaries.
Sainplainise says, “Thank you, World Wide Village, for everything you’ve done for me and everything you’re continuing to do for me. What we’re receiving now from World Wide Village comes at just the right time. It helps me a lot because there are others [in Haiti] who have nothing at all, and it is very hard for them. Thank you very much. May God bless everyone who is helping. May God protect you and provide more for you so you may continue to help others.”
Meet just a few of the WWV teachers!
How very sweet and touching to my heart. May the Lord Jesus be the true strength for each teacher and student during this very difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
Traditionally I do a seven day fast at Easter time. I fast through Good Friday to enter into a deeper level of intercession and to draw closer and more intimate with God and Jesus. It is early in the morning on Thursday and I am hungry. I turn this hunger to God as a payer for Haiti. I pray too that World Wide Village will be covered by the blood of the Lamb. As the Israelites put blood on the door posts of their homes I believe Jesus blood will protect the Christians during this pandemic. I pray that this Easter more eyes in the world will cry out to Jesus and be saved. There is a worst thing in life than this pandemic, it is dying without salvation and entering into an eternity of hell. Thank you for praying for the United States. We need it. We are too proud.
Thank you for providing these videos with these beautiful children of God. It warms my heart to hear these teachers show their love for Jesus, and what a blessing, with all the Haitians have been through, that they are praying for us! Wow!
To the teachers, thank you for praying for us during this time, and please know we continue to pray for you and all the teachers and your families and students, that God will lift you up, give you continued hope for the future, and the continued assurance that God will provide for you, no matter what. We love you so much!