08-15-2018 - 5:51 AM

“I Want it God, and I Want it Right Now…”

“There is a Time for Every Purpose Under the Sun…” Ecclesiastes 3:1

I love the Old Testament stories… In Exodus 23, the Lord speaks to Moses with the promise that “He would drive out the enemies” before the children of Israel. You would think “God would have sped up the process of getting the Israelites into the promised land.” After all, they had been slaves for hundreds of years under Egyptian bondage, but listen to what God said, “I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee…” Exodus. 23:29

Sometimes when we pray, we think we can command God to “do it right now…” It is like a child, when we promise him something, and he throws himself on the ground, pounding his hands and feet, demanding that he get it “right now.” But, the Lord knows what is best for us. He will do it “in His time,” and “with His purpose…”

08-14-2018 - 6:40 PM

This wonderful young man is James Francois, and when he first came to our Love A Child Children’s Home, we gave him his nickname Ti Pigeon (Little Pigeon). His mother Jocelyn had passed away, and father Josue Francois was unable to care for James and his younger brother Kidney (Ti Pikan). The boys were sent to live with relatives shortly after that. Months later, an uncle brought the boys to our Love A Child Children’s Home. James was the older of the two brothers and looked after his little brother. We fed him lots of nourishing food, and his new family gave him lots of love. He loves playing soccer with all his brothers and playing the drums. This summer he is working with Dieuferly learning photography skills, and he is getting lots of practice. We can’t wait to see what the Lord has planned for this young man. Thank you, sponsors, for taking another poor child in Haiti into your hearts. God bless you. Bobby and Sherry

08-14-2018 - 4:00 PM

You have often read about our travels into the “Regions Beyond,” where we take food and medical care to the poor mountain people. Life can be very difficult for the women and mothers that live in severe poverty. We do whatever we can to take compassion, food, health care, and the love of God to so many people there. Please take a moment to read Sherry’s Journal, and learn more about our outreach programs that we continue to grow to help these precious people. Bobby and Sherry

08-14-2018 - 2:26 PM

Haiti is in a food crisis that has been going on for years! We have never seen a food crisis this bad in all the years we have been living in Haiti. We see children eating from garbage dumps, eating cookies made from dirt, and drinking salt water to ease the pains of hunger. It breaks our hearts to see these poor children in such pain. With your help, Love A Child is able to share thousands of meals with other missionaries and organizations throughout Haiti each month. These groups come to our Food Distribution Center and load their trucks to take food back to hungry children in their area. We are also feeding thousands of school children throughout the country. Our Feeding Program reaches many children and families in the “Regions Beyond.” Our partners make this possible, and we need to do more! Together, we are better! Please pray about how you can continue to make a difference in the lives of hungry children in Haiti! God bless you. Sherry and Bobby

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08-14-2018 - 6:33 AM

“Over a Little Mustache. Really?”

“Judge not that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1

It’s amazing to me, how the Scribes and Pharisees could criticize what Jesus was doing, healing the sick, casting out devils, setting the demon-possessed man in the tombs free, but with every miracle, there came a criticism. “You put yourself equal to God. Your disciples don’t wash their hands before they eat. You cast out demons by the prince of demons… blah, blah, blah.”

Years ago, Bobby and his Evangelist friend, Jim, had been asked to preach at a little church in Haight, Georgia. But, (there is always a “but…”) Jim had a “little mustache.” When Bobby and Jim arrived, they had to stay at the pastor’s house. The pastor immediately started to criticize Jim’s little mustache. He said that Jim would not be allowed to sing or speak from the pulpit, due to his mustache. However, Bobby noticed that the pastor had a TV set in each room of his house. The pastor was “addicted to television.” After that first night, Bobby realized that the Spirit of the Lord would not be free to heal, or save, or set in that little church because of the pastor’s critical spirit.

Bobby’s room where he and Jim slept had a “window.” So, that night, after the service, they escaped through the window, drove all the way from Haight, Georgia to Cocoa, Florida, where we lived. The next morning, the pastor called, and said, “Sister Burnette, Brother Bobby is not here.” I said, “Well, he can’t be there because he’s here in bed, sleeping, and he won’t be back!” Jesus said, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1 — If you are around a “critical spirit,” move on. Spend time with your friends, and not your enemies. Someone once said, “Go where you’re celebrated, and not where you are tolerated!” Have a blessed, happy day! Sherry

08-13-2018 - 8:00 PM

This young boy is Jacque. His mother died when he was very young, and his father wasn’t able to care for him. His father would leave Jacque and his sister Fabiola alone for days at a time while he looked for work. The two children were far too young to be left alone. Finally, their father gave the children to the Haitian Department of Social Services because he could not take care of them any longer. A representative from the department called Love A Child and asked if we would take in these children. Jacque and his sister came to the Love A Child Children’s Home several years ago, and he loves his new big family. Jacque is in school and is a quick learner. He is a sweet and happy boy, and we all love him very much. Thank you, partners, for loving Jacque too! “Love Is Something You Do.” Bobby and Sherry

Sustainable Development Projects
08-13-2018 - 3:50 PM

This is a message from Rad Hazelip, who leads many of our sustainable development projects.

“Helping Haitians learn to help themselves is what our sustainable development projects are all about. You’ve read about the recent successes of the Poul Mirak chicken co-op expanding into raising eggs and having their second “chicken school class,” and you’ve seen about the Agricultural Training Center (ATC) extending its training into nearby villages to help with raising their own food, etc, and now the slaughterhouse is really moving ahead helping the Haitians, too.

Farmer John’s quality beef, developed by John Draxton, is now managing the Gwo Mache Mirak slaughterhouse. Farmer John’s is the best beef available in Haiti and soon the slaughterhouse will re-open “under new management.” John has a team of good and qualified Haitians to run the day-to-day operations, processing, marketing and selling the highest quality beef and other meats in Haiti. This is an exciting development project that will yield benefits for many years to come.

You see, all the Love A Child development projects were designed to work together to support one another and build up a critical mass of enterprise at the marketplace, providing employment, and a brighter and more secure future. Sustainable enterprises strengthen Haiti for a better tomorrow. Thank you to all those donors who help by supporting our sustainability projects.”

Quadruplets Update
08-13-2018 - 8:04 AM

Doresca Camecile is the 22-year-old Haitian mother who gave birth to the quadruplets a few days ago. She was seven months pregnant, and never knew she was going to have “more than one baby.” That’s why our new Birthing Center is so important… It was a miracle that this young woman, in poor health, could make it through the delivery of four babies! Two of them are about one pound, and the other two are also very small. We had Kaeli and Nixon take diapers, blankets, baby clothes, and some money to her. She is staying at a place near the hospital. We will do everything we can to help her. God bless you, partners and friends. Sherry

Psalm 27:14
08-13-2018 - 6:18 AM

“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23

Here, we see a father, in the midst of a crowd, reaching out to Jesus, for his son. This boy had a “dumb spirit,” meaning he could not talk. He would fall to the ground and foam at the mouth. He was uncontrollable. All this from the time he was very young. The “spirit” would throw the boy into the fire, and into the water, to try to kill him. The father said to Jesus, “If thou will do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to them that believeth.” In other words, Jesus was saying, “It’s not a matter of what I can do for you,” it’s a matter of “what can you believe that I can do for you?” Mark 9:23 — The most powerful thing that moves the hand of God, is your FAITH. It is more powerful, even than your TEARS. Have a great day in Jesus. Sherry

Quadruplets
08-12-2018 - 12:22 PM

A young 22-year-old mother, Doresca Camecile, gave birth two days ago to quadruplets. It is so rare to see four babies born, at once, to any mother in Haiti. She is far from Fond Parisien, and lives up in Fond Verette. We just found out this morning that the clinic that delivered the babies, transferred her and infants to General Hospital. We are not sure why they were not sent to Petit Freak Se Hospital, which is a wonderful hospital for children and infants. The babies appeared to be severely underweight, by the photos. As soon as we find out anything else, we will let you know, we are prepared to help in any way we can. Sherry