09-02-2014 - 7:35 PM
We had a wonderful response to the need of a “shunt” for surgery for Baby Elijah. One hospital was just a few hours from our Love A Child office and someone drove there to pick it up. (We will tell you the name of the hospital tomorrow.) The shunt will be flown into Haiti by one of our Love A Child staff members tomorrow, and hopefully on Friday, he will have his surgery. We will not know about the brain damage from his seizures for a while. We are thankful to several of you who offered to help with the shunt. God bless you and thank you so much! Blessings, Sherry
09-02-2014 - 5:50 PM
This was Dimilia’s first day of school in the States! She is there undergoing surgery for burns that she suffered here in Haiti. When she was a little girl, she fell into a pot of hot cornmeal and was badly burned. She will return to Haiti after her next surgery. She is one of our Love A Child Sweeties! Sherry
09-02-2014 - 11:35 AM
Yonel, one of the older boys at our Love A Child Orphanage, has graduated from Plumbing School in Haiti. He has come a long way from the day we found him in the mountains of Haiti dying of malnutrition. We wish to thank all of our partners who have helped every child who has suffered from malnutrition, and who will become “someone great for God!” Sherry
09-02-2014 - 6:22 AM
What will we face today? Discouragement, sadness, fear, family problems, job related problems, sickness, financial stress or mountains that seem uncrossable. We can either go back to bed or stand upon the Word of God! “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37 – Have a blessed Tuesday! Bobby
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
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.