My name is Tomas and I'm helping my incredible parents Lubos & Marcela Czernek get the word out about Pierre! They run a non-profit called BATI INC and are currently working hard to help Pierre on his journey. They met Pierre while they were working in Haiti. Pierre is very industrious and hard working, he is currently studying in Ohio and his sponsor in Ohio has been drastically effected by COVID-19. Due to that fact, he is in danger of having to leave the college program due to finances. Based on his visa, he can't work anywhere outside of a campus job, but due to the campus being shut down, he lost his only potential income stream and will have to go back to Haiti. I wanted to ask if you'd be would be willing to help him continue his studies here in the US and invest in him. He has an outstanding school bill for $2,754, the fall semester is roughly $8,000 and books will be $1,000. Would you be willing to partner with us in supporting him and equipping him to be able to go back to Haiti and empower his country?
I greatly appreciate you even taking the time to read this and his story below:
"Hi, my name is Pierre. Some call me PJJ, others call me Pierre, and most call me Jude. I come from a small but over populated village in Haiti. Growing up was a struggle as it is for most in Haiti. Living in extreme poverty and third world conditions is difficult for even the most affluent in the country. I grew up mostly living with my mother. Guerty is her name. With an older sister and a younger sister my mom has given of herself to provide for her family. She for the most part has worked at a mission in the kitchen. Along with this she also has done a number of odd jobs of selling food items in the streets of Haiti being a street vendor. I do know my father, however he left when I was two years old. My father has not been able to ever support me or my mother in raising me. Through this and the sponsorship program of the mission that she worked for I was able to attend school. Not everyone has the privilege of attending school in Haiti. I was privilege and able to graduate in 2019. During my later years of school, I worked very hard on learning English in hope of getting some employment through the missions in Haiti as a translator. I was afforded the opportunity to work as a translator and a sports camp counselor at the mission for several summers. During this time I worked with village children and a number of missionary groups from both the United States and Canada translating for them.
During these times I met a number of people who have since traveled to Haiti outside of the mission in which I worked for and I have had the pleasure of getting to know them, translate for them during their trips and do various projects with them during their time in Haiti. I have been blessed in many ways to have met each and every one of them. It is through those connections that I connected with a man from Ohio that suggested I come to the United States to continue my education. This had always been a dream of mine, but never did I think it would become a reality. With the help of him and several others I was admitted into the University of Akron for the English Language Institute. I was granted my student visa and was ready to study abroad. I arrived to the United States, December of 2019 and I started my spring semester end of January. My sponsor paid my first and second month of school, however has struggled and not paid the remaining two payments. I have finished the English Language Institute, passed my English entrance exam and have been fully admitted into Akron University for the fall of 2020 to study Business Management and International Business. With my student visa I have not been able to work as the only work I could do would be on campus and campus closed due to Covid-19. My bills will need to be paid before I am able to go on. If my sponsor does not have the capacity to pay I will not be able to start university and most likely will be deported back to Haiti. The only thing I have now is God. I am praying that God opens doors for me and helps me find a way to keep pursuing my dreams. I am ever thankful to the many blessings God has bestowed upon me and the many people he has placed in my life along my journey. I pray that God lays upon someone’s heart the compassion and understanding to help me to further my education and my dream to become the best version of myself that God intends. With faith, hope, and desire to continue to pave my way to meeting my wildest dreams. -Jude