Birthday: January 12, 2013 Sponsorship #: 2016-00-057JHC


Petervens is five years old and lives in Galette Chambon with his mother, father, three brothers, two sisters, and lots of cousins. His birthday is November 12, 2014. He has been sponsored for three years, but recently lost his sponsor. He desperately needs a sponsor to help his parents send him to school. His father is a farmer and his mother works in commerce. His family recently received a house and that has been helpful because there are so many people living together under one roof! His parents are guardians to five cousins that belong to his mother’s sister who lives in Brazil. She sometimes sends money to Haiti to help the family, but she doesn’t make much and can’t send it often. His father farms but with many extreme draughts in Haiti, he often loses crops causing them to have to sell portions of their property in order to survive. The most exciting result of the sponsorships that have happened in their family is that their father recently got saved! He had been practicing voodoo for years and the rest of the family didn’t like it, but it was hard to explain to him that Jesus loves him and wants a better life for them all. Through all of his children becoming sponsored, and then his family receiving a house, Petervens’ father finally understood and prayed to become a Christian. Since then, the entire family goes to church together and are very happy. Petervens loves school and is very excited about going to school because he wants to be a senator one day!