10 Questions with Fedner

Fedner came to live at the Lighthouse in the summer of 2014. (Read more of his story.) It has been a privilege to be able to provide a family for him for over 7 years. Fedner will turn 20 in December and graduate this summer. During a very difficult time in Haiti, we asked Fedner questions about his senior year and his hopes for the future. 

What are you liking best about school this year?

This year nothing really interests me because the country has been on lockdown, and I feel very stressed and scared.

After you graduate, what do you think you’ll miss most about school?

I’ll miss my classmates most because I have a very strong connection with them. They are like family.

Fedner with his Lighthouse brothers, Peterson, Johnny, and Adriano

Who do you most want to attend your graduation cemerony?

My family and Lauren.

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

I hope to enter into a Haitian industry as a filmmaker.

What do you hope to accomplish with your life?

I have lots of plans for my life, but becoming a filmmaker is my biggest goal.

What’s the greatest difficulty you’ve overcome in your life?

I have really overcome a lot of damage—I can’t just specify one thing.

Fedner with Mama Odette

Who has given you the best advice for your future?

Mama Odette and Tutor Jean. They always say life doesn’t give you a gift, you must dig to get what you want.

What are you most thankful for and why?

For Lauren and the help she’s given me in my life.

Lauren, former director of the Lighthouse, with Fedner in 2020
Lauren and Fedner in 2015

What’s your favorite Bible verse?

Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

How can we pray for you?

Just pray for Haiti because things are not good at all.