Josue was placed in our orphanage this past summer when his mother died after a brief illness. He has an aunt who took in his 3 older sisters but Josue and his brother Chinaider were placed in the orphanage as his aunt didn’t feel she could take in all 5 of the kids. His mom had worked part-time at the mission in St. Louis du Nord as a cook and the family attended the mission church. Josue is a pretty quiet boy but he is friendly and gets along well with the other kids. It has of course been traumatic for him and his siblings this year but he seems to be adjusting to the orphanage and we are glad we are able to provide a home for him.