Makendy is a bright fifteen year old who knows for sure what he wants to do in life. He is thankful that he has been able to go to school, but he is concerned about being able to continue. He lives with his mother, two sisters, and five brothers in the village of Plasman near Galette Chambon. Their father died two years ago. Makendy and his sister Midala both graduated from sixth grade this year and they are ready to move on to seventh grade at the high school. It doesn’t bother him that he is behind in school because he knows that his mother has tried hard to put her kids through school even though they have all had to take turns. Makendy has decided that during the summers, he will try to go to a trade school in the nearby city of Ganthier to learn plumbing so that if he does have to sit out of school in the future, he can at least try to learn a trade and make some money to help his mother support the family. When he gets through high school, he will already know a trade and can continue on to learn more about the business. He really wishes that he and his sister had sponsors so that they could continue on to the high school without being worried about how their mother will pay for their school. He is so thankful to But God Ministries and all the sponsors because they are making it possible for so many young people to go to school without taking turns. He wants so badly to be one of those people.