Meet Anne Marie Elizabeth Leveillé, a 70-something grandmother living in our village of Tavet. Her grandson Ricardo (pictured) was instrumental in starting our school five years ago and he has been a regular volunteer/laborer/moto driver since the very beginning.
Madame Leveillé is nearly blind due to heavy cataracts in both eyes. As a result, it is difficult for her to get around. But, she still helps us in the most important possible way. She prays.
She prays for students, she prays for teachers, and she prays for Americans who support Trezò. She prays in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night. She is a regular fixture in the village, sitting on her porch with her hands uplifted, praising God and asking Him to cover His children with grace and mercy.
When the hurricane hit last month, her thirty-year old roof took a beating and she was left to live alone in a badly damaged home. It was a pretty easy decision to spend a little time and money last week to repair her roof, but when we started into it the roof was too far gone.
So, we replaced the whole thing: the joists, the planks, the ridge, and all new corrugated steel. It was finished in a day, and that very night our entire area was hit by a storm dumping two inches of rain in about two hours. Thankfully, Madame Leveillé remained dry and safe, under a secure new roof.
We visited her again in the morning and the first thing she did before even greeting us? She praised God, the giver of all good things.
Thank you for your generous support of Trezò. You have been the hands and feet of Jesus to hundreds of people in Haiti, including one very dear Anne Marie Elizabeth Leveillé.