11-24-2017 - 6:50 PM

When Georges was only one week old, he was brought to our Love A Child Orphanage. His mother, Elmice Maricile, had planned to give birth at a local hospital and abandon him there. She ended up giving birth during Hurricane Georges in September of 1989. Georges and his sister Stephanie came to live at the orphanage a week later. This is the only home Georges knows, and he is growing up to be a fine young man. He works in our Kingdom Connection Food Warehouse driving the forklift.

He is now attending a training school at HAYTRAC (Haytian Tractor Equipment Co.), a citizen company engaged in the community since 1950 with the focus of reconstruction, growth, and development of Haiti. Georges can drive “heavy-equipment” machines like front-end loaders, backhoes, and others, but we wanted him to get his Diploma from HAYTRAC. They are teaching him how to take care of this equipment, how to fix things that break and maintain heavy equipment. He will graduate in a couple of weeks. Then, he can go on to learn something else. With these degrees, he can get a job anywhere!!! We are so proud of Georges, and he will be a great asset to his country in the future. Georges is hard working, very respectful, plays the keyboard and drums, and is a great kid!! Thank you, partners, for helping us raise a wonderful son of Haiti. Bobby and Sherry

11-24-2017 - 9:23 AM

As most of you know, Sherry and I are with our family here in Death Valley for Thanksgiving. Sorry for the late picture but our Internet capability is very limited. We have more pictures but so far our cell phone won’t send them. Hopefully, we can send them later on today. This was the family yesterday having our Thanksgiving dinner in Death Valley. In the picture is Bobby, Julie Burnette Halecki, John Vick (taking photo), Anthony Halecki, Sherry Burnette, Aidan Burnette, Brandon Burnette, Julie Burnette, and Jonathan Burnette. Death Valley is very scenic and beautiful. Death valley has the hottest ever-recorded temperature on earth at 134 degrees! Death Valley has the lowest elevation in the United States below sea level. The stars will take your breath away!! We will be returning to Haiti on Monday. Bobby and Sherry

11-24-2017 - 6:00 AM

“I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:1-2 — What an amazing God we serve. Yes, you may feel that you are about to “pass through the waters, and the fire” but guess what? God knows you and He knows your name. He will be with you, as you are facing this great trial. Believe it! This is “your” Word from the Lord! Have a victorious day!!! You will be just fine!!! Sherry

11-23-2017 - 6:50 PM

You may remember this sweet little boy, his name is Colin. When he first came to our Children’s Home, his hand was severely burned. His father, a Voodoo man, got very angry when Colin took the last handful of food from the pot. His father grabbed his hand and held it in the hot charcoal fire to teach him a lesson. When Colin first arrived, his hand was in bad shape, and he was afraid to take food to eat. His Love A Child family showed him lots of love, and soon Colin started smiling and now he loves meal time. He enjoys playing with his brothers, going to school and learning to read and write. Today, we give thanks to all our partners for showing their love and changing the lives of children in Haiti. “Love is something you do…” Bobby and Sherry

11-23-2017 - 8:13 AM

Be thankful for that glass of water. You only had to go to the spigot (faucet) and turn it on, or sometimes, you can buy a nice clean bottle of water. Children in Haiti walk miles for a bucket of water, when they can find it. Be thankful for the meal you are eating today and all the other meals you eat. Some children are eating “mud cookies,” and others will only find a handful of rice. Be thankful that you slept in a bed last night, or even a camping tent. Most children in Haiti have never slept on a bed, they sleep on straw on mud floors and when it rains, they are covered with mud. Be thankful for your job, or that you can look for one. Children in Haiti are looking through garbage dumps today to find something to sell, so that they can eat. “Lord, you bring tears of thankfulness to my eyes.” Have a great day. Sherry

11-23-2017 - 6:17 AM

Psalm 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” There is nothing worse than an “unthankful spirit,” especially when someone calls himself or herself a Christian. We have more to be “thankful of” than anyone else. Every breath we breathe is because of the Lord. He controls everything in our lives, and He constantly forgives us. Let us be thankful, not just today, but every day. Don’t grumble about anything, but instead, even when things go wrong, have a thankful spirit, and He will bless us, even more! Happy Thanksgiving! Bobby, Sherry and family

11-22-2017 - 7:00 PM
This pretty young lady is Fabienne. She was born in Petionville, but her parents abandoned her because they were unable to take care of her. This poor little girl arrived at our Children’s Home and was in need of love and food. The Love A Child family welcomed her immediately and she began to thrive. Each day, we made sure she received a hot nourishing meal and she got many hugs and lots of love from her brothers and sisters. Today, Fabienne loves going to school, singing and praising the Lord. “Love is something you do…” And LOVE changes lives. Thank you partners for loving our children. God bless you. Bobby and Sherry
11-22-2017 - 1:45 PM

Later on this afternoon Sherry and I, along with our family, will be in Death Valley for Thanksgiving. This will be truly an adventure! This was our son’s idea, ha! I don’t know how good our Internet connection will be, but we are hoping to send you pictures of Death Valley and what is going on there. Sherry and I will be returning to Haiti on Monday. Sherry and I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for you and all that the Lord has done. Bobby

11-22-2017 - 6:53 AM

“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 — The Lord has made us a promise. The Lord has seven promises to those who bless the poor. Be blessed! Bobby

11-21-2017 - 6:59 PM

You may remember this sweetie. Roselyne was born in the remote village of Lastik. We found her when we took our Mobile Medical Clinic high in the mountains to this village many years ago. This lovely child suffered from congenitally twisted legs. She wasn’t able to walk, and she was suffering from poor health and malnutrition. We brought her to our Love A Child Children’s Home years ago. We gave her nutritious food, medical attention, and a family to love. She became much stronger, and now she can walk. She helps out at many of our outreach programs, and she is learning new skills at the Jesus Healing Center. She loves singing with her sisters, drawing, and going to church. Thank you, partners, for helping another child in Haiti. God bless you. Sherry