Houses Built for Families in Caves
06-19-2017 - 9:43 AM

Here are the latest pictures of the houses being built for the families living in the caves. The families (especially the children) are so excited to be moving into their new houses soon! Sherry, myself, and Oriol are hoping to be with these families on Thursday and Friday of this week, and will be sending more pictures and updates.

We have sent the money for all 50 houses to Joel and Yvonne Trimble of “Haiti for Christ” – $214,000!!!  We love Joel and Yvonne… they have been our mentors here in Haiti. The Haitians, Jonas, Kenel, and all the workers have been working seven days a week! Tomorrow, more paint and food will be going to the area above Jérémie. The recent rains up there have killed 25 people, and have done much damage with the mudslides. All the houses will be smoothed and painted. Love Is Something You Do. Bobby

Daily quote from the Mission Field of Haiti
06-19-2017 - 6:00 AM

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea…” Psalm 46:1&2 — We are living in a world of chaos and evil is growing more every day. We have the peace of Jesus and we will not fear! Bobby

06-18-2017 - 8:22 PM

We wish to thank our friends at International Aid for all their wonderful donations. One of these was an entire pallet of liquid soap. We have distributed this soap to poor villages, to patients in our clinic and we still have a lot left to give away. This time, we thought we should show you some pictures of the “soap in action!” The Haitians love it!!! They were so excited to get the soap that they forgot to take their clothes off first! Thank you, International Aid!!! More pictures will be coming! God bless you, Bobby and Sherry

06-18-2017 - 7:30 AM

Sherry and I, along with all of Love A Child want to wish all the fathers a Happy Father’s Day. May you have a very special Father’s Day! You are the strength and Abraham of your family. When I was two weeks old, I was sent to be raised by Jake and Dorothy Poteet. To me, Jake is my father, and I could love him no more than I do. He died in 1960, and to this very day, I miss him with all my heart. Still to this day, at times I think about him and cry. He was always so good to me. I will never forget my Father who took me in. Bobby

06-18-2017 - 6:00 AM

“And this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord.” II Kings 3:18 — Three Kings were going to battle against the King of Moab. The King of Israel, the King of Judah and the King of Edom. When they had gone seven days towards the battle, they realized there was no water, neither for them nor for their cattle and they were facing a mighty enemy. They called on Elisha, the Prophet of God, who said, “Tomorrow, the valley shall be filled with water. And this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord; He will deliver Moab into your hand.” Which God did. Right now, the thing that is in your heart, “this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord.” For He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think! Trust Him! God bless you, Bobby and Sherry

06-17-2017 - 8:30 PM

Today, four of our little Love A Child guys graduated from “Kindergarten.” The children are Nelson, Lucson, Ti David, and Wiggins.” Kindergarten graduation is a big thing in Haiti. Most parents do not have the funds to keep their child in school, so Kindergarten is a big family affair. Everyone buys “fancy dresses” off the street and the ladies are decked out in their best hair-do. You can see a picture of Nelson, when we found him crippled, naked and starving to death in Old Letant. This is when we brought him to our Love A Child Orphanage. God bless our wonderful sponsors who have supported these children every month through our Child Sponsorship Program! Thank you! Bobby and Sherry

06-17-2017 - 10:00 AM

In Cité Soleil, life is very dangerous. The whole area is considered one of the worst slums in the Western Hemisphere. The living conditions in these slums are a human tragedy. It was built on a former garbage dump that is overcrowded, with many Haitians living in shacks made from corrugated steel, empty shipping containers, and make-shift tents. We try to visit this area each month to take badly needed food to the poor. Every day they search for scrap metal, plastic, and other recyclable items so they can survive. There are no jobs, health care or structured education. Read more about our outreach to the people who live in the garbage dump in Sherry’s Journal today. Bless you, Bobby

06-17-2017 - 8:36 AM

Jesse Ostrander’s team ended the week with a bonfire at the Love A Child Orphanage!! They had been involved in our Feeding Programs and projects with poor Haitian children. But when they invited Love A Child kids to the bonfire, it went overboard!!! Ha! A lot of happy kids, dancing, singing, playing and eating “marshmallows and hotdogs!” The mission is tough, but it can be fun, too! Bobby and Sherry

 

06-17-2017 - 6:17 AM

“A Single Candle…” When we first moved to Haiti in 1991, the embargo was on. For three years, we had very, very little electricity. We only had it working five percent of the time. We lived mostly by candlelight. It was amazing what a single candle could do… it would light up the whole room. When it went it out, the whole house was completely dark and dangerous. Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.” Matthew 5:14 — But He also said, “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel.” It does no good. Today, “let your light shine” in the grocery store, in the bank, in school, or wherever you are. “You” are the only candle to many around you. God bless you, Sherry

 

06-16-2017 - 1:35 PM

We have been reaching out to the poor people who live in the Truttier Waste Disposal Dump for about a year now, but we recently started visiting another area of the dump called Rapatrier. And there are so many children! We visited a small, tin shanty school that was filled with quiet, hungry children who had big staring eyes. We brought our Feeding Program to these precious children, and we could feel the presence of Jesus and began to cry. We do not know the “cry of the poor,” and we will never know unless we “walk in their shoes.” Take a moment to read Sherry’s Journal to learn more about the people of Rapatrier. God bless you. Bobby