I grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana and went to school at Tulane University in New Orleans. I’ve always had a heart for orphans and children…but never knew where that would take me….
After visiting Gressier, Haiti for 45 minutes in August of 2010 I knew there was something different about this place…but continued living my own life and tried not to think about it. However, in December 2011, I realized I couldn’t say NO to God’s plan anymore.
At the age of 24, I quit my amazing job, sold everything and started a non profit Respire Haiti. January 9, 2011 I moved to Gressier, Haiti and rented a house in Gressier by myself and began figuring out what God wanted me to do.
I started a feeding program every Saturday which now feeds over 700 children, and a school which began with 97 children last January and now has over 350 children enrolled.
God has amazing plans for this community and I am so blessed to be a part of it!
I have legal guardianship of two biological sisters, Michaelle and Jessica, and I’m also searching for a way to make sure a child who lived with me for a while and once lived in Son of God orphanage, Gabriel is safe, whatever that looks like.
God put Matthew 25:35-40 on my heart when I was very young and I’ve never been the same.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it to me.”