Makenson Nosthe, is a young Haitian adult man in whom Yvon recognizes a God given talent for painting. He spends his days in Yvon’s yard creating and painting one picture after another. He loves to paint and Yvon is having him show his paintings next month in an exposition during a fund raiser for Haiti in New York. Yvon is encouraging and empowering this young man who would never have a chance to share his gift publically.
Makenson has a sad story, His mother who was pregnant with him was not accepted by her family and had to run away and live on the streets. He learned about his father on the day of his funeral. Makenson lived in extreme poverty, at the age of 17 his mother kicked him out of the house. After the earthquake, Mackenson lost everything but as God would have it, he was led to Yvon who showed him kindness, trust and encouragement to use his talent. Yvon provided the means for Mackenson to paint. When someone is recognized, loved, and respected the door of the heart is opened and the gifts and talents begin to flow like a river. Below take a look at Mackenson’s art work. We have asked Mackenson to paint for us a picture of St. Felix of Cantalice. If you or someone you know would be interested in purchasing one of Mackenson’s paintings please let us know.See below some of his work.