Mikendia is an outgoing, energetic four year old who just moved with her mother and sister to a new house in Hope Center village. She is so excited about the new home that God provided for her and her family. Her father died recently, and at the time he died, they were living in a borrowed home that belonged to her father’s family. After he died, the family decided they could no longer live there because they could not pay rent. The people there were mean to her and her mother and sister. It had become unsafe for them to live there and they prayed every day that God would provide a way for them to move. Recently someone told them that God had answered their prayers! A team was coming to Hope Center and was building a house just for them! They were so excited! Now they have moved into their home and are preparing to go to school. Because their mother has not sources of income, they cannot attend school without a sponsor. Mikendia says she loves to play with toys, clean house with her mom and sister Weslan, and she loves to make her own toys. She wants to be a cook when she grows up and cook good food for people, maybe even at Hope Center! She says that the thing she loves most about her beautiful country is the beautiful beach and the sea that surrounds the island.