09-01-2014 - 6:16 PM
Please pray that Love A Child will find hundreds of black school shoes, any size, tie up, Velcro, anything. The Department of Education has a school dress code for the majority of the schools that are licensed in Haiti. In a few cases, way up in the mountains, they can wear tennis shoes, but 95% of the schools require black dress shoes.
Haitians feel that the children must have uniforms and dress shoes for school to remind them that it is “very serious,” just as Church is very serious.
No flip-flops, cut-offs, jeans, etc. are allowed. All school children must have uniforms and black shoes to attend school. We can use any size, boys or girls from age 3 to age 19. We have a lot of feet to cover! Please call (239) 210-6107 if you can help us. God bless, Sherry
09-01-2014 - 2:16 PM
School Shoes Needed: Black dress school shoes are always needed here in Haiti. Many times, a company will sell out or lower the cost of shoes that are no longer in style. Perhaps you could find a good price for shoes at the Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, or other large retail stores. We need all sizes of black school shoes ranging from children size three to larger sizes for young adult men and women. If you can help, please send the shoes to: Love A Child, Inc., 12411 Commerce Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913-8664. Or call the office tomorrow at 239-210-6107. God bless you, Sherry
09-01-2014 - 11:35 AM
Baby Elijah, who was abandoned about three months ago in front of our gate here at Love A Child, was sent home from a Haitian hospital Sunday afternoon. He continues to have major seizures and is in critical condition. We have found a doctor here in Haiti who will do his shunt surgery sooner, if we can get a shunt. We are in desperate need of a pediatric shunt – a small contoured, low or medium pressure ventriculoperitoneal shunt. If you can help us get a shunt for Baby Elijah, please ship it overnight to Love A Child, Inc. • 12411 Commerce Lakes Drive • Fort Myers, FL 33913-8664 or call us at 239-595-0239. Thank you. Sherry
09-01-2014 - 6:56 AM
“And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.” Luke 10: 31-32 – Let us not be like the priest and the Levite, too holy to help. Let us not be the one who passes by on the side when we see a man wounded and dying. But let us be like the Samaritan, who stops, and then goes the second mile to help. Have a great day. Sherry
08-31-2014 - 11:08 PM
Baby Elijah has been in the Haitian Hospital Bernard Mevs for about a week suffering with seizures. He is on the list for a hydrocephalus operation, with 50 other babies – and his is scheduled for Oct 25th. Our doctor has said that he cannot wait that long because his seizures are causing brain damage. We found a Haitian Neurologist who will do the surgery in another hospital, but we will have to pay all the fees. This also depends on whether we can get a shunt for Baby Elijah.
We are in desperate need of a pediatric shunt – a small contoured, low or medium pressure ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
If you are able to donate a pediatric shunt, please ship it overnight to Love A Child, Inc. at 12411 Commerce Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33913-8664. Then we could arrange to fly it here to Haiti, and they could do the surgery this week. I believe this is the “answer” to our prayers. If you can help with medical expenses for Baby Elijah, please click here. Sherry
We want to thank you for visiting our website because this means you are someone with a heart of compassion for those living in poverty in Haiti. We are Bobby and Sherry Burnette, the founders and directors of Love A Child, Inc. In July 1991, we moved to Haiti as full time missionaries and today, we can say that decision has been the greatest joy of our lives. If you are interested in feeding the hungry, sponsoring a child, building a missions project, or traveling into the “regions beyond” on foot, four-wheel drive, or even by mule or donkey, then this is the mission website for you! We also invite you to visit “Sherry’s Journal,” a cultural diary of life on the mission field of Haiti! God bless you!
Bobby & Sherry
Your missionaries in Haiti
Love A Child, Inc. received the Four-Star Rating for financial accountability for the 12th consecutive year. This is the highest rating an organization can receive from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of independent charities.