10-15-2018 - 7:33 PM

It has been a long day of construction here in Miracle Village! Pastor Mark and his volunteer team “walked the dog” today! Just look at the houses going up for the poor. The people who will live in these houses are “the poorest of the poor.” Sherry

10-15-2018 - 6:09 PM

Today, our Agricultural Training Center (ATC) students planted lots of seeds for gardens. We were so excited when they brought arms full of beets, okra, and other vegetables to the children’s home! Now, these students will learn how to grow “food for life” when they return to their homes. Special thanks to Wilner, the instructor of the ATC program and thanks to “Papa Rad,” whose heart has been in this program for a long time! Thank you, Rad, for all you have done to make this a great success!! Bobby, Sherry, and Partners

Read Sherry's Journal - The Poorest of the Poor
10-15-2018 - 6:00 AM
The widows and orphans are so fragile here in Haiti. Our heart is to visit (and help) “the fatherless and widows in their affliction…” James 1:27 – James is the apostle whose heart is really for the poor. He is the one who said, “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food. And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?” James 2:15 & 16 – We can tell the people all day long that we are Christians, but it is more fulfilling to keep our mouths shut, and let our love and our deeds speak for themselves. A hungry person doesn’t want to hear, he wants to eat. Have a wonderful day! Blessings, Sherry
Ruby Ratterree
10-14-2018 - 5:00 PM

What an awesome partner we have in Ruby Ratterree. She is “over 90-years-old,” and she has been in the news for “making children’s clothing to send to Haiti!” Ruby, you are something else!!! Thank you so much for these beautiful clothes for beautiful children!!! You are “something else” Ruby!!! May all of Heaven bless you! Bobby and Sherry

Feeding hungry children in Haiti
10-14-2018 - 12:00 PM

The hardest thing about living here in Haiti, besides being away from family, is to see hungry children… but the best thing is to see “hungry children eating!” We are thankful to Feed My Starving Children for donating food to us, and we are thankful to our partners, who sponsor the food to come to Haiti to feed children like these. We share food with many organizations and orphanages, and this is Pastor Jean Claude Charlier. Thank you, partners. Sherry

10-14-2018 - 6:00 AM

“The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” Proverbs 11:25

There’s nothing worse than a stingy Christian. There are actually people who say they love God, but they never think about the poor. Today, a lady named Naomi came to our gate. She had been here two days ago, and she had many problems. I gave her some money and told her to come back today. In her arms was her nine-month-old baby girl. Naomi’s husband had no job, and she was very, very poor… Her eyes had no sparkle, her hair was red and uncombed, but her eyes, well her eyes were hopeless. She, her husband and her two children were living with another family, and they wanted Naomi and her family to move out… but where? I gave her some food and told her to come back on Monday. I told her I would hire her and that we would find a house for her. She began to cry and cry. I told her, “Now, go and come again on Monday, let me prepare some things for you.” I gave her food, but most of all, I gave her hope. Do I need to ask God to bless me? No. I was blessed by the smile on her face and the hope in her eyes. Be liberal. Don’t be stingy. Always go the second mile. The liberal soul shall be made fat… No, not fat as in a diet, but “fat” as in blessed! Sherry

Update on Ericka
10-13-2018 - 6:00 PM

This young girl is Ericka Pierre. She had a very tough start to life because her mother became ill and died during her delivery. A woman in a nearby village tried to care for her, but was not able to keep her healthy. We discovered her several months later up in the mountains, where she was severely malnourished and suffering from a terrible skin infection. We brought her to our Love A Child Children’s Home where we treated her skin infection and fed her lots of hot, nutritious food. We also gave her lots of hugs and love, and she soon began to improve. As she grew older, we discovered that she had some learning disabilities. She was unable to speak clearly and was also having trouble in school because of delayed mental development. These learning disabilities are all a result of severe malnutrition, which she suffered as a baby. Ericka will continue to attend school, and she will study at the pace that is best for her. Unfortunately, there are no “special needs” schools here in our area. She loves to work and help at our Love A Child Children’s Home. We will train her in a job that she can do in the future so she can make a living at Love A Child. Ericka loves to sing and go to church. We love her so much, and we know the Lord will use her in a mighty way. Thank you, partners, for changing another life in Haiti. God bless you. Bobby and Sherry

LAC Orphans helping clean up
10-13-2018 - 11:43 AM

Our Love A Child kids are workers! Just give them some rubber gloves, plastic bags, and a wheel barrel, and they go to work cleaning up trash. This area was across the street from Miracle Village. When the adults in the neighborhood saw this, they were ashamed and decided to help! We’ve got lots more work for them today! Mom used to say, “Idle hands are the devil’s tools, ha! Keep them busy!” Have a great day! Sherry

Building Seven Houses
10-13-2018 - 9:06 AM

The guys are hard at work pouring seven concrete slabs so that our volunteers who are coming in tomorrow can start building seven houses for the poor families from the garbage dump on Monday. Jesse Ostrander, who is with the team, will be arriving tomorrow, and Mark Ostrander is arriving on Monday. Jesse just left yesterday, and he is coming back tomorrow! “Love Is Something You Do.” Bobby

10-13-2018 - 6:15 AM

I know you’ve heard me talk about these scriptures many times. God has seven promises to those who bless the poor. I call them God’s seven supernatural promises for those who help the poor.

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.” Psalm 41: 1,2 & 3 — I know these scriptures have worked for me, and they will work for you! Bobby