Richard is a ten year old boy with a gentle, loving heart who comes from the village of Plasman near Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother, father, and one brother. He loves his parents very much, but it makes him sad that his father is a voodoo priest. He enjoys coming to VBS at Hope Center and learning about Jesus, and he prays all the time that one day his father will find Jesus too. Richard loves to play soccer and he has dreams of being able to go to school. He has never been able to go to school because his father wouldn’t let him go to a church to school. However, now that there is a sponsorship program and he can eat at school every day, his father decided to let him attend as long as he has a sponsor. He thinks that if he gets to go to school, he will probably enjoy learning mathematics a lot. He really thinks he will enjoy learning everything. He knows it won’t be easy because he has missed a lot of school and he will be far behind, but he knows he can work hard and catch up. When he grows up, he thinks he wants to be a school director himself because he is pretty sure that once he is able to start school, he won’t ever want to leave.