Blue House

Teo

Teo is 17 years old, he came to Josiah’s House when we found him in a local Village with no family and no place to live. Teo has some special needs including hearing loss, and he is unable to speak, which made it even more difficult for him to survive on his own. Teo has…

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House Parents: Fran & Aris

Fran nd Aris Perez Aris and Fran have been parents in the Love House (Blue House) since 2012. They were our first set of house parents and in the last 7 years they have poured into the lives of many children. They are now parenting 4 teenage boys Victor, Fernando, Alejandro and Darling. Carlos their…

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Fernando

Fernando is 16, and  is currently an 10th grader at the local private Christian school where he is in the top of his class in many areas. He has a contagious smile and a gentle spirit. Fernando is fluent in English and during the summers works as a translator for groups that come to JH…

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Victor

Victor, 17, lived on the streets most of his life. He stayed at Josiah’s House over a weekend in the Spring of 2012 and then we reconnected with him in the Conani office that summer. He immediately came to live with us and he has been a delight. Victor is a deep thinker and is…

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Darlin

Darlin is 15 years old. He has a gentle, quiet spirit and merged easily and quickly into the Josiah’s House family. He was already a good reader when he joined us, and quickly started school. He now attends a private christian school here in San Pedro. He was baptized in February 2015. He battled retinal…

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Argenis

Argenis, is 14 years old, he is a happy-go-lucky boy, eats to his heart’s content, and is in sixth grade at a local Christian school. He has portrayed Emilio Prud’homme, the man who wrote the Dominican National Anthem, in the Wax Museum’s National Celebration Day Parade at school. He loves to cook as well as…

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Carlos

Carlos, is 18 years old and was the first boy to join the Josiah’s House family. He loves to sing “Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord” in Spanish and English. When he came to Josiah’s House, he didn’t know his vowels. He has now developed a love for reading! Carlos now lives outside of…

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Wander Javier

Wander Javier, 13, enjoys playing with the other boys at Josiah’s House who have literally taken him under their wing. He sleeps peacefully and soundly in his own bed each night and enjoys building things with the toy blocks in his room. Many times during the day he’ll say, “Que Buena Vida!”, which means “This…

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