Today we’re also featuring this mischievous, mustache-wearing kid!

Photo credit: Emily Spring

Markendy Joseph
Birth date: 10/13/07
Key feature: his laughter
Faves: playing soccer, jokes, & games

Today I want to introduce you to this marvelous kid!

Markendy is a crazy kid with a hilarious heart, who loves to play jokes on his siblings! In photographs he either has a very serious, reflective pose or he is making a crazy, silly face! He is a mischievous little guy who is always running around with a big grin! His characteristic laugh is something you never forget and you can’t help but join in too!

Psalm 126:2 
"Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them."

Photo credit: Morgan Brouk

Markendy loves hanging out with his brothers playing soccer or ball games, he brings his laughter and energy to every game! He also runs around campus with his older sisters, who are as big of “troublemakers” as him so there’s always some hilarious and mischievous jokes or games going down.

Photo credit: Emily Spring

Markendy also seems to have a serious side as he sometimes can be seen just sitting with one of his siblings, just being a good friend. He doesn’t always have many words, rather he uses his facial expressions and actions to show others his heart. He seems to be fairly reflective and his eyes have such a depth that seem to pierce to the soul. You can tell that a lot is going on in that brain of his.

This kid has such a sweet heart. Although he is mischievous, he has a deep well of joy overflowing from his heart. It’s a kind of joy that is set and steadfast regardless of circumstances, a kind of joy that chooses contentment. His joy seems very deliberate and appropriately timed as he brings his laughter to tense situations or disagreements and helps bring different sides together or bridge gaps. Today I want to pray that God will continue to use him to connect people in different settings and situations. That his joy and contentment in the Lord will grow in his life and will spill over into his interactions with others. I pray that when others hear his laughter or see his choice to be joyful, they will be inspired to make the same choice, to choose to be content with the many blessings of life rather than only focusing on the negatives. I pray God will use Markendy in big ways and will guide him through life as he grows up into the man he was created to be. And I pray his faith will grow deeper and stronger.

Philippians 4:11-13
"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me."

Photo credit: Morgan Brouk

Markendy’s Family Tree has room for 7 more!!! Would you prayerfully consider joining this sweetly serious and hilariously mischievous boy’s Family Tree and helping us fill in those bare branches? Your $30/month sponsorship would help fund his basic needs – nutrition, education, medicine, clothing, housing – and help him support him. As a sponsor you become a part of a special family of people to circle around a child in prayer and financial support as they grow up. Please go check outMarkendy’s Family Tree site and learn more about getting involved!

Photo credit: Emily Spring

And don’t forget to go check out our older posts about Markendy right her at Circle Haiti! See what we’ve been praying for him these past few years and get to know a little more of his life story!



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