I’m Dimitry Florestal, born in 1984, February 9th, my mom used to explain me all the time this day, she had c- section, right after she delivered the baby (me), Doc said that I am not going to make it, because I was tiny and under weight. But For God the doc was wrong , I survived. Born in a ghetto my parents was forced to leave the 2nd Ave Bolosse , because it started to be a dangerous place to raise kids so we moved to Carrefour, when I was 2.
I went to a good primary school which teach me french. (7years) so when I was ready to go to a secondary school I picked College St Pierre which was a prestigious expensive school that my father wasn’t able to afford.
I remember he told me this: if u go to this school I won’t be able to feed you son and I whispered : it’s ok Dad , I really want to go to that school. So I did it even if I was malnourish for several years.
So I grew up, finished my secondary school. In the same year 2003 I meet the lds missionary and I get baptized (Sept 2003) because they answer my big questions, went to a university to learn computer skills for 4 years but after 2 years my Dad passed away I quit because I wasn’t able to pay. I married Elmase Celestin Who is my friend, sister, and celestial wife, the who always support and help me through my trials, I have so much thing to say about her I should write a book loll. I started to drive taptap, worked for the MSPP (health ministry, Blood safety psrogram, I quit 2 years after the earthquake, and start working for NGOs like: Sionfonds, CRS, DayOneResponse,Degenkolb, etc, but I liked Sionfonds the most because I like being involved in kids education, because (Education gives wings to fly wherever you want). On my road I meet Jean Pierre Johnny who is my lds friend , he introduced me to BIH which is an organization that mixed with my goals to help more my brothers and sisters and Haiti and I falled in love of the Henwoods and their Dreams, purposes. I always wanted to leave the country because bad things happening sometimes , but when travel I realized that bad things happen everywhere, only by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ someone can have peace and joy.
Do good to everyone you meet and good things will happen to you. That’s what my father used to tell me.
Now that I work for BIH I understand more this phrase: if you want to change the world start by changing your community and be honest because honesty is the best policy.
Lil bit of me.
Dèyè mòn gen mòn