Every child should grow up with a family.
Welcome to Giovanna's House.
Jonathan and Kenia
Jonathan and Kenya Martinez came to Josiah’s House in 2019. They are the parents for the girl in Giovanna House and they also have a biological daughter Dayanara. Jonathan also helps with transportation and maintenance off the vehicles. They love to share the gospel and show Christ through the love as parents.
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Mercedes (Mercy) is 14 years old. She is shy, full of joy and so much fun! She is everyone's best friend. She has a servant’s heart, never wants anyone to be left out, and loves to work with others in serving. Mercy has some learning disabilities and she has been working with our teacher at Josiah's House to improve her academics. I love that her name is Mercy!! It fits!
Yamilex is 14 years old and she came to Josiah's House from another orphanage needing a permanent home. Yamilex has a lot of pain she is working through from her past but we see little glimmers of joy and hope coming through each passing day. She has accepted Christ and been baptized since she came and she loves to cook!! We can't wait to see how God continues to heal and restore her!
Cristalina is 15 years old and is a very quiet and polite girl. She came from a very difficult situation but has over the last few years grown in her faith in Christ and worked through forgiveness. She was baptized this year and is a true beacon of light. She loves school and journaling and she always has outstanding grades. She is very talented and loves to create art like making jewelry and painting.
Yubelkis is 16 years old. She is the oldest of 4 children, 3 of whom came to Josiah’s House after their mother became ill, and passed away. Yubelkis took care of her siblings when her mother was ill, this was a huge responsibility and she did a wonderful job. Yubelkis is a bit shy, but she has a beautiful smile and tender heart. We are so thankful for the opportunity to have her at Josiah’s House and that we get to be a part of the process of healing her heart, to let her be a child, and to be able to keep these children together. Yubelkes gave her life to Christ just weeks ago and was baptized here at Josiah's House.
Melissa is 14 years old and she is the middle child of three siblings that came to Josiah’s House after their mother passed. She has become a happy and affectionate girl, Melissa has a beautiful voice and she loves to sing, she gave her life to Christ after coming to Josiah's House! One day with tears in her eyes she confessed that she did not want to be the same as before, that she needed Jesus in her heart. God is working in a great way in her life. And we are blessed to have her here.
Luisa is 16 years old, full of enthusiasm, joy and she has a contagious smile. She is a great student and works hard to keep her grades up. Luisa laughs a lot and loves to study the Bible and read. She was recently baptized here at Josiah's House and she set's a great example for our younger girls. Luisa's dream is to become a doctor and we believe she will!