A Haitan Orphan Experiences God’s Provision

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About The Film

Filmed over four days, Jean Marc’s story was produced in partnership with Mission of Hope Haiti. We were looking to explore the theme of God’s provision when Mission of Hope approached us. Perfect timing and a perfect fit. We did a few pre-trip skypes with Jean Marc and were immediate impressed. A few weeks later we were in Haiti, following Jean Marc around with a camera. He was incredibly giving with his time and story. We are so very thankful.

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[location: Haiti, length: 4:45]

A Haitian orphan experiences God's provision.  [location: Haiti, length: 4:45]

Filmed over four days, Jean Marc’s story was produced in partnership with Mission of Hope Haiti. We were looking to explore the theme of God’s provision when Mission of Hope approached us. Perfect timing and a perfect fit. We did a few pre-trip skypes with Jean Marc and were immediate impressed. A few weeks later we were in Haiti, following Jean Marc around with a camera. He was incredibly giving with his time and story. We are so very thankful.

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Jean Marc:
If you read in the Bible the story of Joseph and David, you will find me there. My story is their story. My name is Jean Marc. I am 17 years old. This is the village I grew up, in Haiti. Most of the people here are poor. There aren’t many opportunities for the uneducated. My mom was very gentle and generous. Her dream was for me to get an education, to not have the same life as she had. But going to school cost money. She would go around with guys doing bad things with them to get money so I could eat. One day, she stole something from someone. The people tied her to a post and beat her. I cried for them to stop, but they just laughed at me. All of these things happened because of me, so that I may have a better life. A few months later my mom got very sick, and on Christmas eve in 2006, she died in the hospital. I didn’t even find out until 6 days later. After her death I was alone. I was ten years old. I was so hungry that I was like: “Lord, I know you fed 5000 people. I am only one person. Why can I not get fed?” And then, God provided. I’ve been at mission of hope for eight years now. When I first woke up here, I thought I was dreaming. You were sleeping in the mud, now you get bed. You have shower, food. I couldn’t believe. Totally couldn’t believe it. Now, you’re in the family. I never thought I would have an education, but God has given me one here. It’s paid for by people I don’t know. They sponsor me to go to school. I like math and physics the best. If I wasn’t in school, I would not have a future. I am learning so much that I want to share with others too. So I tutor.

Subtitle:
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Jean Marc:
If somebody comes to me and tells me he is hopeless, I will understand. Because I have been through it. If I don’t take what God has given me and use it to help others, who will? If my mom were here, I think she would cry, and be proud, to know that all her dreams are coming true for me. I like the story in the Bible of Joseph and David. Both of these men had great difficulties just as I did. But God was with them always.

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