We are looking forward to the Joyce Meyer Ministries—Hand of Hope team arriving today! They will be having three different Mobile Medical Clinics in areas that badly need medical attention. So many Haitian families and children will be helped. Many will come to Jesus! There will be pictures and reports later. Love is something you do. Bobby and Sherry
“If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea…” Psalm 139: 8 & 9 — He is the God of the mountaintop, the valley, the depths of the sea, and no matter where we are today, the Lord is with us! Be not afraid! Bobby
Thank you partners for helping us feed children and their families each month. In addition to all our schools, villages, and Mobile Medical Clinics, we also share food with 83 other missionary organizations that depend on this food each month.
These pictures are from our friend Karen Bultje, who hosts mothers whose babies need hydrocephalic surgeries. These families come from great distances, and must have a place to stay and eat while waiting for their surgery, or during their recovery. Just look at these precious babies!
We want to thank Feed My Starving Children for donating this food, and we thank our wonderful partners for sponsoring this food to come here. Most of all, we thank the Lord for making all this possible! Sherry
Many of you have been asking about Sherry. Her doctor said after her most recent tests that her back is healing very well. Thank you for your prayers! I am suffering from walking pneumonia from the damp cave I was in. I’m doing much better every day. Sherry and I both returned to Haiti yesterday. The Joyce Meyer Ministries – Hand of Hope Team comes in tomorrow, and will be having three different Mobile Medical Clinics. We are so excited! Love Is Something You Do! Bobby
“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” Proverbs 10:12 – My mother (everyone called her “Grandma Barner”) was a saint! She married my father, and not because she wanted to. He began drinking. After several years, she became a Christian. They moved to Pennsylvania with a family of five children. Later, we all moved to Florida, and he was worse. He hated mom taking us kids to church. Through everything, she could have “hated him,” but she loved him “all the way to his death.” Right before he died, he accepted Jesus. “Love covereth a multitude of sins.” Have a great day! Sherry
This just in from our Field Missionary and daughter Julie:
Today, Kaeli and I traveled by motorcycle to follow up on two boys we saw in our malnutrition clinic several weeks ago. (Sherry isn’t here or else she would have killed us for going up the mountain that way!) These children travel hours by themselves each week. Fritznel, age 9, takes his little brother Kisnel, age 5, for weekly follow-ups. Their mother struggles every day to care for her 7 children, and feeds them when she can. My heart broke the first time I met them, and today was no different. Tears swelled in my eyes as we prayed with them, but I know that God put them in our lives for a reason.
Proverbs 21:13 (NIV) “Whosoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.”
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We are all looking forward to the Joyce Meyer Ministries—Hand of Hope team coming in this Saturday. They will hold Mobile Medical Clinics in the interior for five days! So many lives will be touched, and many will come to Jesus! We are also very thankful for Joyce Meyer Ministries—Hand of Hope for donating the money to build a large new school inside Miracle Village! Love is something you do. Bobby and Sherry
“It is well…” 2 Kings 4:26
One of my favorite songs is an old song written in the late 1800’s by a man named Horatio Spafford. He was a lawyer and a wealthy businessman, but he loved and trusted God. He had many investments, a loving wife, four daughters and a young son. He was like “Job” in the Bible. He lost his son at age two because of pneumonia. In 1871, he lost most everything he had in the Great Chicago Fire. A few years later, he began to regain some of the finances. In 1873, he along with his wife and daughters were to make a trip to Europe, but at the last minute, he could not go. During that trip, that boat that his family was on collided with another and his four young daughters drowned. He received a cable from his wife saying, “saved alone.” A short time after, he asked someone to take him to the place where his daughters died. He then, wrote this great and wonderful song… “It is well with my soul.” I heard one of our Haitian workers singing it in French…it brings tears to my eyes because I hope I can sing that when my trial comes. Love, Sherry
We are so thankful to our friends and partners who have opened their hearts to donate so much to the children and families of Haiti. Every month we receive boxes of handmade dresses, knitted caps for the babies, and even Creole Bibles. These families are the poorest of the poor who could never afford new clothes or Bibles. You have brought such joy to these families. Read Sherry’s Journal to see all the beautiful items donated to the Haitians we serve each day. Bobby