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05-16-2013 - 8:30 PM - We welcome Roger Rink, who came in today to begin work on our Love A Child Marketplace! (Special thanks to Pastor Jentezen Franklin.) Roger will be clearing more land for us, and preparing to lay foundations for the buildings. Projected date to Finish: April 15, 2014 - "Helping Haitians to Help Themselves..." (Be sure to see the Latest News/Facebook tomorrow morning!) Lots going on here in Haiti! Bobby
05-16-2013 - 1 PM - "Bondye pa janm bay doulè pitit li yo san yo pa medikaman..." Be sure to read "Sherry's Journal" today and find out what the Creole Proverb means... Sherry
05-16-2013 - 9 AM - Urgent Need: We need "black school shoes" for the children at our Love A Child Orphanage, any size on up to young men and women...black shoes for school. All children in Haiti (who are not in the mountains) have to have "black dress shoes" for school and for other major events. We need all sizes, boys and girls...I promise you "just buy some black shoes on sale, " and they will fit someone here! Please send to: Love A Child, 12411 Commerce Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913 - God bless you and thanks so much! Sherry
05-16-2013 - 6 AM - "He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again..." Proverbs 19:17
Bobby and I have lived here in Haiti for 21 years...we have seen a lot of poor, hungry people and children, but never like it has been in just the last year...worse than ever. It has gotten so bad that it is difficult to take "garden seeds" to poor villages because the children are eating them "before their parents can plant them!" If we take dry macaroni or powdered milk, the children will eat the dry macaroni, (even if a package falls on the ground and breaks) and they will eat it, along with the dirt. If we take powdered milk, they will "eat it" dry, before mixing it with water....When we bless the poor, no matter how small, God will always pay us back...Bobby
05-15-2013 - 5:30 PM - "What is hunger?" We took a few visitors to old Le Tant (the poor village of mud huts) today. I had some extra boxes of "macaroni" in small sacks that someone had given us....We took the sacks to Le Tant and the parents stood in line for one small sack...one of those sacks fell on the ground and broke....The children instantly dove onto the ground, scraping up dirt with the dried macaroni. They began eating the dry, uncooked macaroni, dirt and all....After that, a Haitian lady who had lived in the States for 20 years, got in my truck, hid her face and sobbed. "That's what hunger will do..." Sherry
6 AM - "Oh God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is..." Psalms 63:1 At this time, David was in the wilderness of Judah...much like Haiti in many places...dry and thirsty. We go through seasons of good and plenty in our lives and we know God is there, but He is also there with us, in the desert and in hard times....He is still "God of the mountains and God of the valleys." Bobby
05-14-2013 - 6 PM - This afternoon the football players from the University of Wyoming came to Miracle Village and worked hard on the children's soccer field, along with Carole, one of our missionaries, who has a heart for Soccer Clubs. The football team was great, hard working and such a wonderful heart to serve! Bobby and Sherry
1 PM - We welcome the University of Wyoming Football team, along with Pastor Narcisse, to Love A Child. They will be doing a community project here in Haiti, and today they are cleaning and preparing a soccer field for poor Haitian children! This group is so sweet! We think we will keep them! Sherry
6 AM - (Peter) "...Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? (Peter thought this was a good number.) Jesus said unto him, "I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven." Matthew 18:21-22 Wow! This one is really, really tough....For many years after our land was donated to us here in Haiti, the man who donated the land became so jealous and hated us...he fought us, he lied about us, he took us to the Haitian court, he wrote to our donors against us....But every morning, Bobby and I had to "pray for him, forgive him and ask the Lord to bless him." (And those of you who know me, know that was not easy for Madamn Sherry to do!) It's tough to forgive when someone hurts you, isn't it? Sherry
05-13-2013 - 8:15 PM - We just received this photo from Pastor Kesnel, "All In One Orphanage..." This is one of the orphanages that we share our food with each month. Once a month, we give away over "270,000 meals" to other missionaries, orphanages, and organizations....This food is donated by Feed My Starving Children and sponsored to come to Haiti by our Love A Child Partners! God bless you wonderful people! Sherry
5 PM - LifeChurch has been busy with Daily Vacation Bible School and "installing a playground" in Fond Parisien for Eve Rose Orphanage! God bless you Pastor Randy, and LifeChurch! Bobby
9 AM - Find out what you can do "at home," to help new mothers when they birth babies in dark, dirty mud huts....Read "Sherry's Journal" today. Sherry
6:15 AM - "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:12-13 "I understand this one a lot more since Sherry and I have moved to Haiti..." Bobby
05-12-2013 - 8:30 PM - Market Place Update: As you know about 3 weeks ago Pastor Jentezen Franklin committed $1,000,000 to sponsor our Love A Child Market Place. Plus, a donor of ours who was in the meeting kicked it off with the first $100,000! The projected finish date will be April 15th, 2014. Thousands of Haitians will have jobs. It will greatly touch the whole area. It will change everything from poverty to prosperity! "Helping Haitians Help Themselves!" JESUS HAS ALL THE GLORY! - BOBBY
05-12-2013 - 4:30 PM - LifeChurch, Pastor Randy and his team, had a seminar today in our Miracle Village Church at 2:00 PM! The people were so blessed! Tomorrow morning the container arrives from Customs with two huge playgrounds on it! LifeChurch will be installing this in two different villages and lots of poor Haitian children will be "very happy!" Bobby
05-12-2013 - 8 AM - Find out how you and your Church Group can help mothers with "desperately needed items" for their "soon-to-be-born" babies.... BE SURE TO SEE "SHERRY'S JOURNAL" TODAY! Sherry
05-12-2013 - 5:45 AM - Scripture for today..."For He shall give His Angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone..." Psalms. 91:11-12 Yesterday, a group from LifeChurch came here to do several work projects. They will do ministry, build two playgrounds for the poor children and other outreaches....Many people are afraid to come Haiti, but if God sends you, He will guide you, protect you and send His Angels as His "invisible" security! Sherry
05-11-2013 - 12:30 PM - The little children in the village of Cotin are already using their new "school classrooms," even though the school is not finished yet...but soon will be. There are about 350 children in this school and next year, there will be more!" God bless David George for sponsoring this School and Church Project!!! Sherry
05-11-2013 - 6:30 AM - I woke up early with this scripture on my heart....I believe that right now, someone has had a loss in their live, or loses...and God wants you to know that He is going to "restore" that loss.
"And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God..." Joel 2:25-26
God is able to restore anything that the devil has taken from you...so give Him the Glory! Sherry
05-10-2013 - 9 PM - This week, while the Feed My Starving Children Team members were here, we gave away (distributed) over 399,600 meals to "families," school children and many orphanages and organizations....This food is donated by FMSC and we are soooo blessed! Love A Child Partners sponsor the food to get it from the States to Haiti and out of Customs and to Love A Child, where it goes "all over Haiti," and feeds thousands of children and adults. We "all" work together...it is "too big a job" to do by ourselves!! Love, Sherry
2 PM - The Feed My Starving Children team left today....What a sweet bunch of people!!! It is such a privilege to partner with them to feed "starving children here in Haiti!" God bless FMSC and all of our LAC partners who feed all these hungry children every day, with many a sacrifice. Sherry
6 AM - "For I was an hungered and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger and ye took me not in: naked and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not."
"Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, (children) ye did it not unto me." Jesus (Matthew 25:42-45)
05-09-2013 - 6:45 PM - This little cutie is one of our sponsored children in our LAC Miracle Village School....She is happy, healthy, has a hot nourishing meal each day and has "hope" for the future because she has a "sponsor" who enables her to go to school. Please pray about "Sponsoring a Child" for a gift of $24 a month, it not only changes the child's life, but will change your life too! Click here to start your sponsorship today! God bless you, Sherry
12:45 This is Savaan....He has been one of our best and sweetest workers until he "picked up an evil spirit" about seven months ago. He has been "sick" in his head so we sent him first to our doctor at our Jesus Healing Center, who gave him medicine and a prescription. I went to see Savaan today because his daughter (a Christian) said he needed money. I went to see him and took Mark and David and Daniel, our interpreter....It seems that Savann has been to a witch doctor, and then, to a "Pastor" who is in a "very strange" "religion." Notice the coloring of his face...he is turning into a "Zombie." He didn't want us to take him "out of the temple," and we had to leave him...this is not the sweet, smiling man that I used to know. Haiti is a country that is bound by "evil spirits," and it really needs the Gospel...Sherry
6 AM - Job was one of the richest men in the Bible, and highly favored of God....We know that Job feared God, sacrificed for the sins of his children and loved God. Yet, in reading Job 31:16-22, another key to his blessings...He was unusual...for he was a RICH MAN that constantly blessed the poor. In these scriptures, (as he is covered with boils and now has lost everything) he says, "if I haven't given to the poor, or clothed the naked, or fed the hungry or taken care of the widow and orphan, then let my arm fall from my shoulder and let it be broken from the bone." What a man of God! Sherry
05-08-2013 - 3:30 PM - Be sure to read today's "Sherry's Journal" about a donation of "LOVE" for some of the poorest children in Haiti...Soccer Uniforms! God bless Brock, his mom, Kelly and all his friends for making this happen! Sherry
05-08-2013 - 6:30 AM - "Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camesth forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee...." Jer. 1:5
I have always felt and known that God knew us, way before we were born, that He had a plan for our lives...a good plan...and no matter what we are going through today, we are "part of God's plan," and what we are going through, is for a purpose. So, know that God will bring you through that tough trial today...and you will come forth "as gold." Sherry
05-07-2013 - 7:45 PM - "Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Pieter de Vries! Pieter was serving as one of our missionaries here at Love A Child, until he went back to Oregon and fell "in love!" God's best to you and your new bride!! Love, Bobby, Sherry and Love A Child Missionaries!
4:30 PM - Today at 1:00 PM, Pieter, who helped us here at Love A Child and the son of missionaries Robert and Durkje de Vries, got married in Medford, Oregon! Congratulations, Pieter!!!! Love, Bobby & Sherry
2:30 PM - This is our Love A Child School in the village of Cotin....We only had the foundation and the roof on, but thanks to David George and friends, we now have the walls going up! This is such a blessing because the rainy season has begun, and the children would not be able to go to school. We say, "Praise the Lord," and "thank you, David!" God bless, Sherry
6:30 AM - "The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself." (Proverbs 11:25) So many people are "afraid to give," even if they have a little....I have learned more about giving "here in Haiti," than when I lived in the States...because the "need" is constantly before us and around us. Today, be "sensitive" to the Holy Spirit as He leads you in giving...in your time...in your love...in your finances. Have you ever seen that "one lonely person on the bench," and stuck a bill in their hand and said, "I just felt like the Lord wanted me to give you this." Imagine how they would feel! Be liberal today, because God has been liberal with us. God bless you, Sherry
05-06-2013 - 7:30 PM - We welcome the Feed My Starving Children Team...David, Loren, Jan, Polly, Jen, and Mark Crea, President. Tomorrow, we will distribute 240,000 meals to other orphanages, missionaries and organizations who will be coming to our new, Kingdom Connection Food Distribution Center. God bless Feed My Starving Children for donating the meals, and God bless Love A Child Partners, who sponsor the meals to come to Haiti, and God bless Pastor Jentezen Franklin and partners, for sponsoring the Food Distribution Center. Sherry
3 PM - A Bible Story Book can open a world of darkness to a poor child here in Haiti....These books, "What About Faith?" are in Creole and English...they were donated by Craig, a Love A Child partner. Be sure to watch for the new "Sherry's Journal" coming soon! God bless, Sherry
P.S. Feed My Starving Children Team arrived here in Fond Parisien, safely, despite my driving!!!!
11 AM - We need dentists for two separate Trips to Haiti. The first is July 8-12, 2013 to work in our Love A Child Village Dental Clinic and nearby villages. The second is Nov 4-9, 2013 to work in Savaan Rock, a remote, mountain village. Outside LAC Village dental chairs are improvised and most procedures are extractions. Dentists relieve enormous pain and suffering in Haiti. Please contact the Love A Child office at 239-210-6107 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
6:15 AM - Today, Sherry and all of the LAC missionaries are looking forward to the arrival of the Feed My Starving Children team! We have been partnering with FMSC for about 15 years to feed the poor in Haiti. Wonderful folks! Right now, Mark Ostrander and I are in the air and heading towards Oregon to attend Pieter's wedding. Pieter is Robert and Durkje's son. Tomorrow is the big day! Bobby
05-05-2013 - 3 PM - Today, we were blessed to be able to give the Wedding Albums to the "21 Couples" that we married in the Miracle Village Church!!! (We married all 21 at the same time...) The couples LOVED THEM! God bless Tammie, who worked so hard on these wonderful wedding gifts for all the couples... They were SO EXCITED to see themselves "looking so beautiful and handsome!!!" Everyone says, "Thanks, Madamn Tammie!!" - Sherry
05-05-2013 - 12:00 PM - We are so thankful that the Lord has just spoken to a partner to supply the funds for the "desperately needed" generator for this Church. Now another great need is for "a new sound system." I was there this morning and the system they had was so bad, I could not understand what the Pastor was saying. I believe The Lord is speaking to someone to sponsor this. Please call our office Monday morning at (239) 210-6107 or click on "Contact Us" above. God bless you - Sherry
05-05-2013 - 7 AM - Word for Today..."Count the Cost..." "And whosoever does not bear his cross, and follow me, cannot be my disciple."
"For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?" Luke 14:27-28
Jesus is looking for those who will "count the cost," who will not "look for excuses," but who will just "take up their cross and follow Him." Sherry
P.S. There is no use looking through the "pile of crosses" to find the lightest one...it doesn't work that way.
Have a great day, Sherry
6:30 AM - This morning, I will fly to Orlando, Florida to meet Mark Ostrander this evening; then, we will leave at 6 in the morning for Medford, Oregon. Pieter, Robert and Durkje's son from Holland, is getting married on Tuesday. Pieter was a great help to us here in Haiti. We love and appreciate him. Sherry will stay behind to meet the wonderful Feed My Starving Children Team on Monday. Bobby
05-04-2013 - 8 PM - We just received these pictures from Carole Stufflebeam, our Medical Administrator here at Love A Child. This is Marie Ange...the little girl who was badly burned during the earthquake. She had multiple surgeries in the States and is now back in school at Miracle Village....God bless "Betsy" and her family who were the "host family" for Marie Ange! Sherry
3:00 PM - Yesterday, we visited a village near the Dominican Republic, where children were caught in the middle of a "refugee problem...Fond Bayard." Their parents had fled, illegally, to the Dominican Republic, but then, all the Haitians were deported. As a result, Haitians do not want them, nor Dominicans....These children are basically "without a country," and without food to eat, or hope...Sherry
7 AM - "For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." Luke 14:11
This certainly does not fit the "me" generation, where everything evolves around "me." There is nothing the Lord hates worse than a heart of pride....Some of the greatest men that ever lived, were the most humble. As the man of God told us many years ago, "always stay little before the Lord..." Sherry
You won't believe this wonderful story of the Miracle Village Firehouse. Make sure you read Sherry's Journal today. Bobby
05-03-2013 - 5:45 PM - Many poor children now have soccer uniforms thanks to our special friends, Kelly and her son Brock. There are four teams playing tonight and Brock is one of the referees! Sherry
05-03-2013 - 3:15 PM - You won't believe this wonderful story of the Miracle Village Firehouse. Make sure you read Sherry's Journal today. Bobby
2 PM - This is Kanibal..."after he became a Christian and after the Lord blessed him with a house and a job." Everyone in all the villages around laughed at him, made fun of him and called him "the town drunk." Nobody loved him or cared for him...until he met Jesus "face to face." His life has completely changed!!! We love this little guy as if he is our own family....He brings me "joy" each time I look at his face. When he sees me, he holds out his arms and yells, "Mama!" Sherry
12:45 - Please read Sherry's Journal today and you will see the story of a little girl that desperately needs your help....She was found during a recent Mobile Clinic to the mountains, sponsored by Joyce Meyer Ministries - Hand of Hope Team. God bless, Sherry
8:30 AM - We have been blessed to plant Moringa trees here in Haiti, sponsored by our partners....This is Missionary Mark Julian, who is the Sustainability Project Manager...he has been planting Moringa trees all over Fond Parisien!!! Click to read an article below about the Government of Haiti and "planting Moringa Trees!" The Lord put us "ahead of the curve!" Sherry
6 AM - These are our twin grandsons, Aidan and Brandon....They live in California with our son, Jonathan and his wife, Julie. We love them and miss seeing them "grow up," and that is one of the sacrifices of a missionary....They learn new Bible Scriptures all the time, and this is the one they just learned: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven..." Matthew 5:16 Let's let everything we do be a "testimony of God's love." Bobby and Sherry
05-02-2013 - 7:30 PM - Brock Pittman and his mother, Kelly, came all the way to Haiti to distribute soccer uniforms, shoes, and other items to poor children in Haiti, many of whom have never even owned a "pair of shoes of any kind." They were not allowed to play in the soccer matches without uniforms....You will be excited to see Sherry's Journal coming soon on this project! God bless you, Brock and your mom and your friends who donated all of this! Sherry
2:45 PM - Find out what little Magda has been through and what her diagnosis is....You won't believe how far away she has come for help....Also, find out how the Lord can use "you," to help her.... Read Sherry's Journal now. Sherry
1:15 PM - "A picture of Haiti's despair..." I just took this photo from my window as we were driving through a town in Haiti. No job, no food, no hope....I wish I could have stopped our truck in traffic, picked him up and taken him home. I will never forget his face...it is the "face of Haiti." Sherry
7 AM - "Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall..." Proverbs16:18 The "proud look," and the "haughty spirit" are two things the Lord hates...
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise..." Psalms 51:17
When we began our ministry by "preaching on the street corners," an old man of God told us, "always stay little, before the Lord..."
05-01-2013 - 11:30 AM - Today, we got a visit from the first child we ever sponsored in Haiti...Guito! We began our Child Sponsorship Program with him and a few others 22 years ago. He was thin, poor, hungry and his parents had no money for school....Through our Child Sponsorship Program, he completed his education, got married, had four children, got a job at our LAC office, bought his own motor cycle, became a deacon, sings in the choir and leads many other projects in his Church! He said, "I am one of the ten lepers who returned to give thanks..." it made me cry. If you would like to "change a life," like Guito's click here and become a Child Sponsorship Partner. Sherry
6:30 AM - This is Magda....She was brought to our Jesus Healing Center with a Displaced Hip and Osteomyelitis. She will need to be put in a hospital for long term antibiotic therapy before they can do surgery on her hip. The cost involved for everything for three months is $2500 U.S. We will be sharing a story on Sherry's Journal soon...if you would like to sponsor Magda's medical care, please contact our Fort Myers Office at 239-210-6107 and speak to Shar. Thank you and God bless, Sherry
04-30-2013 - 8:30 PM - Tomorrow, be looking for another picture of Kanibal, the story we told you about the man everyone called the "town drunk." His life is a miracle....He is blessed beyond anything you could imagine and with great joy!! More pictures coming tomorrow, Sherry
P.S. We love this little guy so much!
2:30 PM - Special Needs for this great soul-winning church...15,000 watt diesel generator, sound system, and musical instruments like electric guitar, keyboard, and drums. Pastor Belgad is begging for the generator, the sound system and the musical instruments....If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of these items, please call our office at 1-239- 210- 6107. God bless you, Bobby and Sherry
10 AM - We are now planting Moringa Trees in as many areas we can...this is from our Missionary, Mark Julian:
"Hello and good morning! Yesterday we were able to provide 200
trees to a project headed up by Victorin Nicolas of Pignon. He is conducting a May 1 Earth Day event in Pignon where he will
distribute the 200 trees to some of the residents there. We are
looking forward to developing this newly formed relationship."
5:15 AM - Look at this picture...it may not mean much to you, but as missionaries, it brings tears to our eyes. This is Kanibal...at one time, he was the "town drunk." He came to every food distribution we had, half drunk, but begging for food. He has no family, at least nothing is known of them...his wife probably left him. He became a Christian, got a job and got a house in Miracle Village!!!! He proudly painted this sign beside his house! A "sinner" has come home....Sherry
04-29-2013 - 3 PM - We just received news from Tony, our School Director, about how people are suffering all over the mountains, due to hunger....He said that "children are dying," and parents don't know what to do...there are no crops, no jobs and no food. He asked if we could send food to the mountains and start new "Feeding Programs...." It would mean "more food trucks and more food," Sherry
1:30 PM - This is Brock Pittman, a Senior at Saddleback Valley Christian School....He had to complete a Senior Project that would "further the Kingdom of God." He choose to gather and donate soccer items to the poor Haitian children. He and his mother will be coming to Haiti on May 3rd to distribute the soccer equipment. Brock, what a great thing you are doing for the children of Haiti! God bless you, Bobby and Sherry
9:15 AM - We need dentists for two separate Trips to Haiti. The first is July 8-12, 2013 to work in our Love A Child Village Dental Clinic and nearby villages. The second is Nov 4-9, 2013 to work in Savaan Rock, a remote, mountain village. Outside LAC Village dental chairs are improvised and most procedures are extractions. Dentists relieve enormous pain and suffering in Haiti. Please contact Shar at 239-210-6107 or email@example.com for details.
6:30 AM - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Faith sees things that your natural eyes cannot see. Bobby
04-28-2013 - 5:15 PM - Carlos left this morning for the Dominican Republic. He is preparing for two Love A Child teams coming in May. He has arrived safely. Haiti is on one island called Hispaniola. The eastern side of the island is Spanish (Dominican Republic) and the western side is Haiti. In the morning, we have a lot to do here for the Lord. Love, Bobby and Sherry
6:30 AM - Word for today - Deuteronomy 31:6 (Moses farewell address before he died...giving Joshua the mantle.) "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." This is a word for us today too...."Fear not, be not afraid...for God is with us...in Haiti, everywhere." Love, Sherry and Bobby
04-27-2013 - 5:45 PM - God bless David George and his partners for sponsoring the new School and Church in Cotin, Haiti. The Haitian is Pastor Claude Mondesir, our wonderful friend, and also the one who is doing the construction of the School and Church! Thank you, David, for "another School and Church in the middle-of-nowhere!" Bobby and Sherry
8:00 AM - Mission Completed! A big, beautiful Fire House built in Miracle Village!! All we can say is, "Wow!" God bless the H.E.A.R.T 9-11 Team! Thank you so much! Also, special thanks to Pastor Randy Landis of LifeChurch! This is just awesome!! Bobby and Sherry
04-26-2013 - 8 PM - Over the last two months, I haven't said too much about the new Marketplace because we've been waiting on the Lord. I've felt led that the Lord had one person who would obey his voice and give the 1,000,000 to build it. On Wednesday, it happened! Pastor Jentezen Franklin committed to sponsoring the 1,000,000 to build the Marketplace. Pastor Franklin cried as he told us how God had spoken to him to do this project. A man, who God sent to the meeting, gave the first $100,000, plus two other pastors each gave $10,000. It was truly a Kingdom Connection! Thousands of Haitians will have jobs and will be able to support their families! Christ has all the glory! Bobby
11 AM - We need dentists for two separate Trips to Haiti. The first is July 8-12, 2013 to work in our Love A Child Village Dental Clinic and nearby villages. The second is Nov 4-9, 2013 to work in Savaan Rock, a remote, mountain village. Outside LAC Village dental chairs are improvised and most procedures are extractions. Dentists relieve enormous pain and suffering in Haiti. Please contact Shar at 239-210-6107 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
6:00 AM - A good report from Carlos, our Team Leader....This was "Day Five" of the Fire Fighter H.E.A.R.T. 9-11 Team. They have done a great job on the Firehouse in Miracle Village! God bless everyone who has been participating! Bobby and Sherry
04-25-2013 - 4:30 PM - Yesterday, during an afternoon meeting with Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Free Chapel, God spoke to Pastor Franklin to sponsor the Marketplace in Fond Parisien, Haiti! Dennis Hammond was there and God spoke to him to give the first $100, 000 to start it off! Pastor David Crank and Pastor Mike also gave generous donations! It was a Miracle Meeting and we were all in "shock and awe" of what God did!! We are speechless at the goodness of God! Bobby and Sherry
11 AM - Our Volunteer Haitian team of firefighters in Miracle Village completed the First Response Course and received their Certificates! Congratulations! Special thanks to Pastor Randy Landis of LifeChurch, to the H.E.A.R.T. 9-11 Team, and our wonderful team host, Carlos! Bobby
6 AM - Later this evening, we will share some Breaking News with you! A great miracle! Be sure to check back later....God is good! Bobby
04-24-2013 - 2 PM - Be sure to read Sherry's Journal today and find out the story behind the Miracle Village Church. The church was born "out from the horror" of the Haiti Earthquake. Sherry
9 AM - The Lord gave this thought to Sherry and me several years ago..."Love is not something you just talk about, but love is something you do. Faith is not just something you talk about, but faith is something you do!" Bobby
04-23-2013 - 8:15 PM - Awesome!!! Look what the H.E.A.R.T. 9-11 team did in just three days! A Firehouse being built for our two firetrucks!! These guys (and gals) really "walk the dog!" Bobby Thanks to you all!!!
04-23-2013 - 2:30 PM - Each month, we share the food that is donated to us from Feed My Starving Children with other organizations. This comes to "one 40 foot container of food," each month, at a cost to Love A Child of $10,000....But as we give, God gives back to us. This came from our friend Didi Washington, Mission Haiti Helping Kids....All of us missionaries know that we cannot feed all the hungry children in Haiti, by ourselves.... There is a Haitian Creole Proverb that says, " Youn sel dwet pakapab manje kalalou." "You cannot eat okra with only finger!" Thank you for your prayers and support. If you would like to feed hungry children in Haiti, please click here to give now. We are increasing our feeding program dramatically, and we need your help. Sherry
12:30 PM - We welcome Pastor Randy Landis from LifeChurch! He has been to Haiti many times to install playgrounds and do so many wonderful projects for the children and people of Haiti! We welcome you, Pastor Randy! Bobby and Sherry
11:30 AM - These are two of our Haitian workers, under Missionary Mark Julian, Sustainability Project Manager. They are planting Mulberry trees donated to us by Cory Thede....We are so thankful to Cory and the people cannot wait to see the "fruit coming!!!" God bless you, Cory!! Bobby
9 AM - We are so proud of what the Lord has done for the earthquake victims of Miracle Village and Kingdom Connection Village. Here you can see the beautiful new church that was built because so many people came to the Lord right after the earthquake. The church is full! Special thanks to Brother Tiberio, Pastor Gregory Dickow, Bill and Jeannie and others for sponsoring the church! Bobby and Sherry
6:30 AM - I Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him..." This gives us all HOPE, in the midst of all of our trials!!! We love you all, Bobby and Sherry
04-22-2013 - 9:30 PM - Here is another firehouse picture. The H.E.A.R.T. 9-11 Team is building this firehouse in Miracle Village. Thank you, Pastor Randy Landis and LifeChurch, for making this happen financially and thank you for paying 12 fire fighters for one year. More jobs. People are working... Bobby
6:45 PM - The H E A R T 9-11 Team has been working hard building a FireHouse in Miracle Village! We are so blessed to have them come to Love A Child...we have a trained "Haitian Volunteer FireMen Team" and two Firetrucks! Now, we will have our own FireHouse and Water Pump! (This is a big blessing, seeing we have about 500 houses here all "made of wood!") And when they finish, they'll be planting 1000 "Moringo Trees" in Miracle Village! Thanks to everyone on this wonderful team! Bobby and Sherry
9 AM - This morning, we welcome Pastor Mark Ostrander to Haiti. This will make around his 267th volunteer trip to Haiti. On some of our dangerous trips, our truck has hung half way off the side of a mountain. We have faced many dangers together. God bless his love and compassion for the Haitian people. Bobby
04-21-2013 - 6:30 PM - Love A Child welcomes the
H E A R T 9-11 team to Haiti. They are building a firehouse for the firetrucks in Miracle Village!
These guys are awesome! Sherry
04-21-2013 - 7:30 AM - When I was much younger and married for a little over a year, I would wake up mad every morning. (Sherry would call me grouchy.) The Lord spoke to me and said, "Bobby, wake up glad, not mad." Some people are in a bad mood until they get their first cup of coffee. The Word says... "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24 Bobby
04-20-2013 - 4:30 PM - Once more, we would like to thank Church of the King Team, Andrea LaFleur, Carlos, our best Team Host, all of our LAC field missionaries, and our Mennonite friends for a great job this week at the Mobile Clinic and Hospital!!! You guys did an awesome job for Jesus! We are very proud of you all. Sherry
9 AM - If you haven't seen "Sherry's Journal" today, be sure to see it....You will know and understand that the pain of hunger is constant. You will understand that children with "red hair" and bloated bellies have a life threatening condition..."Malnutrition" and you will know what you can do to help. God bless you, Sherry
P.S. When you buy that "hamburger, coke and french fries today," please know that for about the same amount, you could sponsor 216 meals for hungry children.
7 AM - This morning, the Mobile Clinic Team (Church of the King) will leave....They did an excellent job and helped hundreds of people! What a great team!! Today, also, H.E.A.R.T. 9-11 Team comes in....they will be building a "Fire House" in Miracle Village! What a week this will be! God bless you, H.E.A.R.T. 9-11!!! Bobby & Sherry
04-19-2013 - 8:30 PM - A huge Water Tower is being built in Miracle Village by our missionary, Robert de Vries, and his Haitian Crew. The Water Tower will supply water not only for our Clinic and School, but also for the Firehouse that will be built by the H.E.A.R.T. 9-11 Team and sponsored by Pastor Randy Landis/LifeChurch! With hundreds of houses in this village, "made of wood," we surely need a Fire Department! We have the trained crew, the Firetrucks, and now, thank God, a Fire House will be coming! PTL! Sherry
4 PM - There is no greater blessing in the world than to feed hungry children and their families. See what happened during an Emergency Food Distribution a few days ago. If you want God to bless your finances, see this touching journal and let God use you. Sherry
04-19-2013 - 2 PM - The medical team just returned from a great trip to the old village of Le Tant. They held a Mobile Medical Clinic under the roof of a mud hut. They saw 150 patients this morning! Great work guys!! Sherry
11 AM - This week, we have had a great "Mobile Clinic Team," to join us...Andrea LaFleur (Physician’s Assistant) is from Signal Mountain, TN; the rest of the team: Ryan Travis (Pharmacist), Shawn Glendening (Nurse Anesthetist), McKenzie Gray (Medical Assistant), and Dr. Paul Marquis are from Church of the King in Mandeville, LA. They have worked at Water of Life Mennonite Clinic, Fond Verette Mobile Clinic and today, "old Letant" Mobile Clinic! Great Work! Thanks so much to everyone! Sherry
6 AM - "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven..." Ecclesiastes 3:1 Timing is everything to God. Bobby used to preach a message called, "The perfect will of God has a perfect timing..." Sometimes, we have "hurry up, God," faith....But God's time clock is different than ours, but His is always perfect. Years ago, an evangelist in Melbourne, Florida gave Bobby and me a "word from the Lord...." (We had just been preaching on street corners and in some small local churches.) He said, "In the future, I see you in Haiti in a two story orphanage, surrounded by many children...." We thought, "he is crazy and he certainly is not a man of God!" But in 1991, we moved to Haiti and we live in a big, "two story orphanage" surrounded by many children...all in God's timing! Sherry
04-18-2013 - 5:15 PM - Our Mobile Medical Clinic Team arrived safely from the mountains of Fond Verette....They saw 240 people today! Great work! Tomorrow, they will go to the village of "old Le Tant" to conduct a Mobile Clinic. These children in this picture are from "new Le Tant" (Kingdom Connection Village). We are still distributing food to them, until they can get their crops growing, and be able to sell them in our new Marketplace....Once they have "jobs," we can move on to another village to help others. Sherry
10:15 AM - Be sure to see Sherry's Journal, Part III, on the "Sustainability Project" that Love A Child is about to do....We have never done "anything like this," before in Haiti!! Sherry
5:30 AM - "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places..." Ephesians 6:12
Wow, that is such an eye opener...especially when you live in a country like Haiti, where fear and Voodoo abound. Your eyes become open and you are so much more "sensitive" to evil spirits that cause people to do "what they do." Be sure to pray today and ask the Lord to open your eyes, your heart, and your understanding....God bless you, Sherry
Be sure to read "Sherry's Journal" today and see how Love A Child Partners have not only been "feeding the hungry," but helping to "create jobs" and "sustainability projects," which will give "food for life!" There are three parts to the journal... Parts One and Two are posted and Part Three will be up s