“There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” Proverbs 11:24 & 25 — God has a formula for success! Bobby
Sherry and I came in from Haiti for our third Love A Child Board Meeting this year in Fort Myers, FL. We will be returning right back to Haiti before the week is out. We are so thankful for our board of men and women, who have a great love for the Haitian people. They are very business-minded, and are full of wisdom from the Lord. In attendance today were: Dr. Lonnie Langston, Bobby and Sherry, Norman Trebilcock, John Boldt, Donna Bryce, David Markham, Sandra Hazelip, and Mark and Evie Ostrander. Missing today were: Dr. Roy Smith, Bishop Gordon Douglas, David George and Pastor Joe Ronsisvalle and Rad Hazelip.
The Bible says there is safety in the multitude of counsel. We had an excellent report today. Things are going very well. We love you. Bobby and Sherry
These ladies are from the village of “Sapaterre.” For all their lives, they have been “sitting in the mud and making mud cookies to sell and eat,” as their main businesses. We won many of these ladies to the Lord and then, a wonderful church was built in Sapaterre, which is growing every week!!!
Each one of these ladies wants to “have a business to sell something.” It will cost $300 US for them to get started in their business and buy the things to sell. Then, with the money they make, they will set some aside and buy more products.
We are hoping and praying that this will be a success and that we can find five sponsors who will give $300 each so that these ladies can “get out of the mud” and start a business. If this is a success, then we will take a few more into the program. We have a man, Mr. Charles, who will be responsible for seeing that the ladies buy what they are supposed to buy and set aside money to continue their business.
· Madamn Charles wants to sell shoes
· Madamn Adiane Joseph wants to sell food
· Madamn Suze Ulissa wants to sell bread
· Madamn Almena Phania wants to sell clothes
· Madamn Betina Joseph wants to sell cosmetics
Please pray about sponsoring a lady from the village of Sapaterre. You may contact our office in the States at 239-210-6107, and tell them whom you would like to sponsor. If this lady has already been sponsored, they will assign you someone else. Let’s make a difference in the lives of these five ladies!!! This may change the whole village!!! God bless you. Sherry
“He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.” Proverbs 28:27 — The rich man in the New Testament did not want to see poor Lazarus lying at his gate, full of sores and hungry. And Lazarus did not expect the rich man to give him a large meal. He only wanted the crumbs that fell from his table. When the rich man shut his eyes on the poor, God shuts His eyes on the rich man. Today, look around at the poor, and if you don’t have anything to give, then pray that God will help you to help them. Listen with your “heart” today. God bless you. Sherry
Feeding hungry children will always be our first and most important outreach. While we do this every day, our hearts are still open and eager to help provide jobs for hundreds of poor Haitians, through our Sustainability Projects and our Agricultural Training Program. In the meantime though, “An empty sack cannot stand… without food.” We share our food with Truth Evangelistic Ministry and many others on a regular basis. These children are being fed by one of our precious partners Chuck Martindale! God bless you all. Bobby and Sherry
“Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you were the grasshopper, facing the giants?” We all have…
Sometimes, it is hard to look at our “impossible situation” when it seems “much larger than God.” When the spies sought out the new land God had given them, they said, “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers…” Numbers 13:33 — But, do not fear! Remember, 1 John 4:4 says, “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” So, take your eyes off the problem and put them on the “problem solver!” His name is Jesus! Have a great day! Sherry
UPDATE ON THE HOUSES BEING BUILT FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING IN CAVES: The process of building 50 new houses for the poor cave people has been very slow, and under severe conditions. The area above Jérémie has had torrential rains and the workers could not work or get the materials to the job sites. But, PTL… Joel said the last two weeks the sun has been shining! We are so thankful to Joel and Yvonne Trimble of “Haiti for Christ” who have shared this project with us. They have been working so hard! God bless Jonas and all the Haitian workers. In June, the money had been given to build the 50 houses.
CORRECTION: In our June monthly letter, we said all the houses were finished. Actually the June letter was written in May to be able to be mailed out in June. We had thought all of the houses would be completed, but due to the unforeseen weather conditions they are not all completed. Those of you who keep up with us on Facebook, have been updated and told about the weather, and the houses not being completed yet. To date 13 houses have been completed, with many others in different phases of construction. Some having roofs being put on, others have walls going up, and still others with foundations being constructed. More materials and food left last week for these houses, which are 12 hours away. In Haiti there is no Home Depot! The way of doing things is so different in Haiti… you cannot even imagine!
Sherry and I are hoping to be with the cave people the end of next week. At that time, we’ll give you more updated pictures with another update. These people have changed my life forever. By faith, we will give the money to Joel and Yvonne to put new furniture in each house and have them painted. Every one of you who supplied the money to have a house built will receive a picture of your Haitian family standing in front of their new house! Thank you… Love Is Something You Do. – Bobby
“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall…” 2 Peter 1:10 – It is very important that we know our assignment from God, and we let Him prepare us for the task that is ahead. Bobby and Sherry