Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas/New Years Party; 2009

Today was a big day at Fond Doux here in Haiti. It was the annual Christmas/New Year party for the Children of the area. 364 Children met together to have a fried chicken dinner, along with juice. After they received presents, cookies, candies, and other goodies. They had such a good time and everyone went away happy.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve Photos 2009

The kids had a great time on "Christmas Eve" this year. We made them sloppy joes, baked beans, and Cole Slaw. Each one received a sack full of cookies, candies, and popcorn. Gifts had not arrived from the States but will be here in January., Until then the tree stays up and another party is planned for that time as well. Thanks to everyone of you who has helped make this possible. Oh, by the way, we purchased a case of Corn Flakes and I will be putting pictures of this in the blog as well. Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas

A woman was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable; and after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.

She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year - overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who
sent us a card.

Finally the elevator doors opened, and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed, she couldn't take it anymore and she stated, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot."

From the back of the car, everyone heard a quiet, calm voice respond, "Don't worry, we already crucified Him." For the rest of the trip down in the elevator, it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. This year, don't forget to keep "the One who started this whole Christmas thing" in your every thought, deed, purchase, and words. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16)

May your Christmas be full of joy and blessings.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa's Helpers

"What do you call Santa's helpers? " ..............Subordinate Clauses.

Mary Ange's Birthday

The voice of an "Angel" singing. That is Mary Ange. She came to us when she was 6 years old and has been a tremendous person all her life. She is the Praise and Worship leader in our church and I am here to tell you they don't come any better. All our love to you Mary Ange. "Happy Birthday. "

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wilson's Birthday

Wilson was orphaned when his mother and father were both killed in seperate accidents. He came to us and are we ever glad. He is so precious and extremely smart. We all love him so much and he is a loving child. "Happy Birthday Wilson."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin.

Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is. Don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. So now we can tell who children of God are and who children of the devil are. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God. 1 John 3:4-10 NLT

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Club Saturday December 12, 2009

Today the kids enjoyed "Club Saturday." There were 86 Present.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

School Feeding December 10, 2009

At our school feeding today we were able to feed 250 Children. The kids are so happy for ours is the only school in the area that does not charge Children for their meals. There are a couple of other programs where the Children must pay but their parents are not able to give them money to eat on so they come to our place. God Bless those who help make this feeding possible. So far this year we have fed 12, 897 Children at the feeding programs alone.

Monday, December 7, 2009

"A day that will live in infamy."

These were the words of the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he spoke to the nation about the sneak attack on our naval fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Japanese Zeros bombed, strafed, and torpedoed the Oklahoma and other battle ships sending them to the bottom of the bay with thousands of young lives being lost. As a young boy I accompanied my parents to Long Beach, California where my Father and Mother both became welders and helped to produce the ships that were to go to war. Remember Pearl Harbor was the cry and never let us forget what happened to us on that fateful day. It upsets me for people to point the finger at the U.S. for dropping the A bomb on Hiroshima thus helping to end the war. If there had not been no Pearl Harbor there would not have been a Hiroshima.

December 7, 2009

Our School Feeding program was held today with 235 Children being fed. That brings the total for this year to 12, 647 not counting the Children in our home. Thanks so much to those who help to make this possible.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Club Saturday December 5, 2009

Today at "Club Saturday" we had 105 Children. Everyone who attended had a wonderful time as we as bread, butter, and juice. This is such a good program.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 3, 2009

School Feeding was held today and 241 Children were served. We are so thankful for this program. Please remember me in prayer as this is not a good day for me physically.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

36 Years ago today.

Thirty Six Years Ago this morning at 8:00 a.m. I sailed into the harbor at Port-au-Prince, Haiti on this ship, the Norwegian Caribbean Lines "M S Starward." With me were my Mother and Father, who have both passed on, a 1971 green Toyota Land Cruiser loaded with all my possessions. My possessions included my Fender guitar and Amplifier, and my clothes. I was fulfilling a calling that God had placed upon my heart. I didn't know if I would be here for longer than a year so I leased a house just for 12 months. I didn't know what I was going to do, I just knew that God had called me here. Standing on the dock was a Sister Hodges from Connecticut who was working with a missionary here by the name of Nick Gruick. On the way to the house she told me that I would need a girl to work in my house, cooking, cleaning, and doing the shopping. I told her I could take care of that myself and she said, "Oh no you can't." She went on to say, "The girl I am sending you will be there at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Her name is Lena Toutou." Lena became not just a cook and a housemaid, she became a friend. That was 37 years ago and she is still a dear and precious friend. I was not to meet Violine for another year. God has been good. Violine is still with me and not long ago Lena and her husband, Archange, came from Miami and stayed a few days with us. I was only 35 years old and now I am 72. I often have people who ask me to come back to the States, that I have done my part, but the only way I will ever go back is for the one that sent me he sends me back. To me I haven't done anything but I still want to do what I can.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Feeding has topped 12,000 so far this year.

Todays school feeding of 235 Children made the total for the year of over 12,000. This is a wonderful blessing to all of us here in Fond Doux.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Club Saturday" November 28, 2009

Today at "Club Saturday" we had 70 little Children. They all enjoyed a time of refreshments, listened to Bible Stories, and just had fun. For those who are able to attend on Saturday it is always a good time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Thanksgiving Day" 2009

In Haiti it is just another day as kids are rushing off to school and things continue as usual. To me it has always been my most favorite holiday, a time to spend with family and enjoy a day of turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and then top it off with, and here is where I break with tradition, a big piece of cherry pie with vanilla ice cream. Alas there will be none of that today as Mom, Dad, and Sis are gone and the rest of the things mentioned are not available out here in the mountains where we live and work. I can be thankful and give God thanks for all of those many precious memories of days gone by. So, “Happy Thanksgiving”, have an extra helping for me and say a prayer for all of us here in Haiti. There were 213 Children fed today which brings the total for the year to 11,744. This does not count the ones that eat at our home each day.
Missionary Bob C. Jones

Nathan's Birthday

Nathan is Mark Allen's little boy. She is a loving little boy that always wants to come and give Poppa Bob a hug. When he comes down from Port-au-Prince, the whole house goes on red alert as he is into everything. He is a sweet little guy. "Happy Birthday" Nathan.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What I promised you yesterday.

Mirlande has her baby. It was born yesterday in her little hut. Now listen to this. She worked here day before yesterday and told me she was going to see the Doctor yesterday. After seeing the Doctor and being informed that the baby could come anytime, she left to find a tap tap to come home on. None were available so she found a guy with a motorcycle who hauled people around. He agreed to bring her back to Fond Doux. When she arrived she hurried up to her little hut and sent a Child to find a woman to help her. Before the Child could find the lady to help her she had her baby. All alone she had the baby. Once it was born, she cut the cord and bathed it. Today Mother and Baby are doing fine.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Tomorrow I want you to watch this spot. Something very special has happened and I will give you the full details.

School Feeding Monday November 24, 2009

This is a picture of just some of the Children in the School Feeding Program. There was a total of 242 Children served. As you can see the Children are happy and so are we. Thanks to those who make this possible.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Club Saturday" November 21, 2009

Bible Studies can be so much more interesting if you can put something in their little stomachs. Here the kids are at Club Saturday enjoying refreshments along with Bible Studies and Games.

Monday, November 16, 2009

School Feeding Today

Today we fed 235 Children in School. This represents some Children from other Schools as well. This also makes the total to date this year over 11,000. Isn't that wonderful?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jordanny's Birthday

Jordanny has been with me for the past 30 years. He is one of the most kind and gentle people you will ever know. If something goes wrong Jordanny is summoned as he is always willing to pray work or do whatever is necessary to help out. He is the husband of Clertide, and the father of Michaelle, David and Daniel. "Happy Birthday Jordanny."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Club Saturday Today

Seventy little Children showed up this morning for "Club Saturday" a morning of Bible Studies, Games, and refreshments. They all had a great time.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

School Feeding today

Two hundred and twenty three Children were fed today at the "School Feeding Program." We are so thankful for those who make this possible. All of the kids look forward to this so much as many will receive no more hot meals today. This makes the total Children fed for the year at 10,943. Isn't that wonderful? Note: This does not include the number of Children fed at our Children's Home.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jn. Mark's Birthday

Jn. Mark is the (Gofer) around here. He goes everywhere for everyone and never complains. He carries messages, goes to buy candy for other kids, and is always busy. He loves to play with the other kids. He is Marvick's right hand man. "Happy Birthday Jn. Mark." We love you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday November 9, 2009

Yesterday was another School Feeding Day for the Children here. We served 183 little Children a hot meal. Here are some of the Children enjoying their meal.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday November 7, 2009-

Club Saturday was held today with 70 Children participating. They really enjoyed themselves.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday November 5, 2009

The School Feeding Program was on again today. We had 184 Children who were fed a hot meal. For many this is the only hot meal they will receive today. We are so thankful for those who help make this possible as over 10,000 Children have been fed this year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday November 4, 2009

Today was another day that we fed the Children that came to school. Not only our school but others nearby are welcome to come and have a hot meal. Today we fed 184.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday November 3, 2009

Today we fed 174 Children in the School Feeding Program. This makes the total number of Children fed, not counting the home, to 10,093 for the year. We are so thankful for this program. It is such a blessing.


Celna, or the name I call her Ti Net, is a precious and hard working little girl. She lives close by with her brothers and mother. She helps us around the place here and is a part of our extended family of which we have many here now in Fond Doux. Faithful to her work and faithful to church as always wears a smile. You never hear much from her as she is quiet but you can tell she has been there because things are cleaner and neater. Happy Birthday Ti Net

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mark Allen's Birthday

Mark Allen, while he is the son of Andre and Violine, seems like a son to me. He was with me when he was little and now he has a son of his own. When he comes down from Port-au-Prince to see us he always comes and puts his arms around me and give me a kiss on the cheek. He is a precious young man. "Happy Birthday" son.

David's Birthday

Too much cannot be said concerning David. He helps in the church musical program, he ministers the word, he takes care of business for the home, he does all the electrical work that needs to be done, and he always has a smile. He is very valuable to us here at Royal Palm Children's home and everyone loves him. "Happy Birthday David."

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday October 31st. 2009

Who could look into these eyes and not be grateful for "Club Saturday" that we have each week. A time for little kids to come together, have treats such as bread and butter or peanut butter, and fresh juice. What a blessing.

Monday, October 26, 2009

School Feeding Today

Today was another great day at School. One hundred and ninety eight Children were served a hot meal, for most it will be the only hot meal they will have today. This program is so great and the Mothers and Fathers of Fond Doux are so grateful, not counting the Kids. Thanks to those who help make this possible.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Club Saturday Today October 24, 2009

"Big Bread" for a little boy. Bread and butter or bread with peanut butter and fresh juice was served today at "Club Saturday" where 70 little children were served. Those who were not doing their Saturday's chores were present to have a good time4. Bible stories, games, and then food. What could be better?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

School Feeding Today October 22nd.

Delicious, hot food was served to 190 Children today in our "School Feeding" program. This makes the total for this year so far to be over 9,000 meals served. We are so thankful for those who have helped to make this possible.

Monday, October 19, 2009

School Feeding Monday October 19, 2009

The "School Feeding" program does not only feed the Children in our School but also feeds Children from other schools who are invited to come and enjoy a hot meal. Other schools do not offer this service and we are happy that so far we have been able to do it. Today we were able to feed 180 Children.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Club Saturday Saturday October 17, 2009

Today is fun day for the kids. For those who do not have to work in the fields or help around the house, they can spend their morning at "Club Saturday." They have an opportunity to listen to Bible Stories, Play Games, and have a Haitian Breakfast. Peanut Butter and Bread with fresh juice is always a treat to these little ones. Sunday is a busy day with Church and then getting their lessons done for Monday morning so today is a special day for them.

Friday, October 16, 2009

To my Sister

Today would have been my Sister’s birthday. She has been gone 14 years now and the hurt in my heart is still there. Time doesn’t heal the hurt, it just makes it easier to face each day. Her favorite thing was a butterfly, so I am dedicating this one to her. I love you Sis.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

School Feeding October 15, 2009

Today was another day that we were able to feed the Kids at school. One hundred and seventy Children were fed a good hot meal for which we are grateful.

Marienese's Birthday

You will never find a more loving and caring child than Marienese. She is so precious and is always wanting to please. She likes to help entertain the little ones and treats them so nice. "Happy Birthday Marienese." We all love you.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Today Monday October 12, 2009

School Feeding Program today and we were able to feed 170 Children. We are so thankful for this program and those that help us.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Club Saturday October 10, 2009

When Saturday rolls around everyone knows it ts time for the kids to have a special day. Club Saturday is the name they gave it. A time of play, Bible stories, and refreshments. Today we had 50 little kids show up. Many of the others are working on Saturday helping their Mothers around the house or their fathers in the fields.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Marvick's Birthday Party

This is a picture that was taken during Marvick's Birthday party tonight. After church all the kids gathered around and enjoyed cake, popcorn, cold drinks and other treats.

Marvick's Birthday

Poppa Bob's little boy Marvick turns nine years old today. Only God in heaven knows how much I love this little guy. He has been with me since the day he was born. He is a very tender and kind hearted little guy. Everyone here knows when Marvick is around. "Happy Birthday Marvick."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Today Thursday October 8th 2009

Kids will be kids no matter where they are. Here this little girl is clowning for the camera. The school feeding was held today and 166 Children were fed. Some of the Children come from other schools to eat with us as their school doesn't provide a hot meal. Food is very expensive here in Haiti and for these Children to be able to have a delicious hot meal is a real blessing. Thanks to those who help make this possible. Your giving is doing a good work here in Haiti.