Connecting with KidsRich Stigall
Trace Thurlby, Live from Haiti
Meet Joseph Volcy. His father died when he was 10; his mother 5 years later. At 15, he lived by himself, worked, and went to school. He taught himself english by “having conversations with myself.”
He’s now 22 and serves as the GO Project’s Haiti Child Activities’ Director. I had heard he was gifted with kids. That description falls far short of what I saw today. I couldn’t stop smiling as Joseph led our kids in the Hokie Pokie, musical chairs, and quite possibly Haiti’s first head-basket-catching, water-balloon toss.
In truth, Joseph never lost the priceless ability to connect with kids. God has him in the perfect place. No doubt Joseph will bring smiles to thousands of children across Haiti. I’m grateful, once again, for the incredible partners God provides!
Joseph got married a week ago. I asked today how he was doing in his new role.
“Pretty good,” he said. We agree!