Yesterday, Alvin Jonsley underwent a ten-hour surgery for the removal of a tumor on his brain, which pushed the eye out of its socket. He will need one more surgery in a week because the tumor was larger than originally thought, but even though he lost the sight of his eye, the plastic surgeon was able to push it back into the socket so that it will serve as a “prosthetic eye.” Please continue to pray for Alvin for his last surgery, and thanks again to those friends and partners for covering the cost of his tickets to the States. All praise to the Lord!! Sherry
“That the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all.” Ecclesiastes 9:11 – When our time and chance comes, we must be prepared and ready or we may completely miss God’s will in our lives. Bobby
Widlene and Esther Louis came to our Love A Child Children’s Home when they were very young. Many years ago, their mother arrived at our Love A Child gate with these two little girls. She thought she was dying and wanted to leave her children at a good home. Madamn Louis asked us if we would take the children. We placed their mother in the hospital, and she received necessary medical care. Meanwhile, the two girls were brought into our Love A Child Children’s Home while their mother’s health improved. When she left the hospital, we offered Madamn Louis a job in our children’s home caring for the children. Esther and Widlene are growing up here, and they both love attending school and are doing very well. Widlene enjoys singing in church with her sisters. Esther plays with her siblings and also loves reading her Bible. This was an opportunity where we were able to keep a family together while bringing them to Jesus. The girls are growing up in a large, loving family and are so happy. Thank you partners for changing the lives of these two girls and their mother. God bless you! Bobby and Sherry
Alvin Jonsley will have his operation today for his brain tumor. We are not sure if it will take one or two surgeries. I believe the plastic surgeon will try to move his eye back into its socket. We will let you know more later today.
Mackenson: As you know, little Mackenson had a stroke two days ago. The brain scan showed the vein in his head was obstructed. But yesterday, he began to move his arms a little and his legs a tiny bit! We thank God for small miracles, and they lead to big ones! Sherry
We are so thankful to World Vision for their recent donation of new hats, jackets, and shirts!!! Of course, we will be going to villages and schools to distribute much of this precious cargo, but another thing we do is that we pack “one gift item” in the food sacks of all the poor. Each month, we take food to many poor villages. In fact, we just came from a huge “Voodoo Village” today, where we gave them food. This is the first way we begin to win the lost souls for Jesus. This new clothing helps us share God’s love with the poor. Thank you so much, World Vision!!! Bobby and Sherry
Sandra Smith and Silvina Santos from our office in Fort Myers, FL, along with Jesse Ostrander are in the Dominican Republic taking care of business and we are starting a project for a poor Haitian family. Mark Ostrander is here in Haiti working on several projects. Love is something you do. Bobby
Our Jesus Healing Center is busting at the seams! We have been expanding our triage, doctor’s rooms, and other areas. It is now “very crowded!” People come from Jérémie (western Haiti), from Port-au-Prince, from the mountains, and from all over Haiti!!! They are getting the best of care! We are so thankful to Joyce Myers Ministries — Hand of Hope for sponsoring the operating cost of our Jesus Healing Center!!! What would the poor do without this help? We are so humbly grateful! Bobby and Sherry
The baby found at the gate: The little baby, (maybe age 15 months or older), who was found at our gate last week, is still in the children’s hospital. We continue to send one of our “orphanage moms” each day to stay until the next morning and then, they trade off. He is still in “very bad condition.”
Mackenson: Mackenson, who has been with us since we found him in a Mobile Medical Clinic in Covant years ago, is still in a hospital called Bernard Mevs. Yesterday, he got sick in school and was in a “zombie-like state.” His eyes roll back, and he is unresponsive to pain, or anything else. Doctors think he had a stroke. We should be getting the results of his brain scan this morning.
Alvin Jonsley: Fourteen-year-old, who has the tumor on his brain, which pushed his eye out of its socket will be going in for surgery tomorrow in Miami, Florida. His mother is with him. Doctors say he might need two operations because the tumor is larger than they first thought. We will keep you updated on our children. Thank you for your prayers and concern. Sherry