Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mirlande's Wedding

These are some of the first pictures of Mirande's Wedding. It was a beautiful affair and the tiny church it was held in was packed out. Every in this area loves Mirlande as she is such a sweet and kind Christian girl. I am not posting anything tomorrow as I want to leave this page up so everyone who wants to can see it. I will see you on Monday June 1st.

Mirlande's Cake

Mirlande made both cakes herself. The big Wedding Cake and the Doll cake.

The food she made to serve the guests

Mirlande cooked all the food and decorated it herself.

The Wedding table with guests

The wedding table with Mirlande and other guests. Her mother is dead but her father did come.

Leaving the Church

Here Mirlande, Renel, Bianca, and Jude as they leave the Church.

Mirland and Bianca

Mirlande and her flower girl (Bianca)

Ain't Love Grand.........Hmmmmm

Mirlande and Renel (Now happily Married)

Mirlande's Wedding Cake

Mirlande made her own wedding cake and everything else you see on the table. She never ceases to amaze me at what she is capable of.

Friday, May 29, 2009

He did it again

On the first and last Friday of the month we have a special service. The service starts at 8:00 p.m. and lasts until midnight though many don't get home till three or four in the morning. However, today around 3:00 p.m. we lost electrical power and didn't know what we were going to do tonight. Exactly at 8:00 p.m. sharp the electric came back on........Isn't that just like God.

Update on Andre

Praise the Lord! Andre, Poppy as he is called around here, just now came into my room and showed me his eye. It is almost back to normal and he can see out of it. I am so happy and I want to thank each one of you for your prayers in his behalf......... God is so good.

The importance of walking

Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional five months in a nursing home at $7,000.00 per month and to sit on the side of the bed and try to to figure out who your grandchildren are.

Getting ready

“Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world? Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.” Matthew 24:3-8 NLT

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Friend Ray

I can see him now as he is smiling down from heaven. The Church sent a memorial donation in his name to our Children’s home. It appears we now will be able to replace the freezer I destroyed. That would make Ray laugh if he were here. To his wife Anne, all the friends and family I want to say "Thanks" from all of us here at the Royal Palm Children’s Home. And thanks to you Ray, you will always be in my heart buddy and I will be seeing you before too long.........Count on it.

Earthquake, more signs of His coming.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A powerful earthquake toppled more than two dozen homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America. Matthew 24:7 “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.” NLT Like I said, "Get ready, you ain't seen nothing yet."

Only $200.00

A Pastor in the U.S., who is a friend of mine, sent me an email that I received this morning. He said that he had received an offering for me in his church last night and that it was only $200.00. But you see, $200.00 changed into Haitian Dollars gives us $1,340.00. It will buy bread and juice for 1,000 little kids like the one shown in the picture here. Thank you my friend you made 1,001 people happy. The kids and myself.

You ain't seen nothing yet

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean and U.S. troops raised their alert Thursday to the highest level since 2006 after North Korea renounced its truce with the allied forces and threatened to strike any ships trying to intercept its vessels. If you think that things are going to get better and peace is on the way you have another think coming. For those who have given their hearts to the Lord and are living for him daily there is hope. For the rest all I can say is, “Get ready, you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

Going up in smoke

Once a Voodoo Priest or Priestess is saved, the first thing they do is to burn all of the paraphernalia or fetishes they possess that is associated with Voodoo. They make a clean break with the old ways and are made a new creature in Christ Jesus. When a person is truly converted, their old ways are no more and if they still cling to the old ways then they were not truly converted. See blog archive "Do Christians sin."

Thought for the day

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free"

Fidel Castro:Bill Clinton can't help Haiti

(AP) — HAVANA - Former Cuban president Fidel Castro predicts that Bill Clinton won't be able to help Haiti as the U.N.'s special envoy to the struggling country. The ailing, 82-year-old Castro says Haiti is a victim of capitalism and needs more than philanthropic efforts from a single institution. Castro said Haiti benefits more from different forms of aid. He singled out Havana's aid programs, such as the long-term assignment of Cuban doctors, other health care workers and literacy campaigns in impoverished Haiti.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Today

Today we fed 180 little Children from the area. They were really digging into the food as many of them had not eaten anything all day long. The total now stands at 6,707 Children served for the year.

Market Day

Madame Jordanny left early this morning to buy the food we need for the house. The Marchee at Vialet is the closest market to us. People come out of the mountains bringing things to sell. You can see the donkeys and horses in the background that were used to carry the goods to market. You can buy a hat or a horse at this market.

What did he say?

An elderly couple were driving across the country. The woman was driving when she got pulled over by the highway patrol. The officer said, "Ma'am did you know you were speeding?" The woman, hard of hearing, turned to her husband and asked, "What did he say?" The old man yelled, "He says you were speeding!" The patrolman said, "May I see your license?" The woman turned to her husband once again and asked, "What did he say?" The old man yelled, "He wants to see your license!" The woman gave the officer her license. The patrolman then said, "I see you are from Arkansas. I spent some time there once and went on a blind date with the ugliest woman I've ever seen." The woman turned to her husband and asked, "What did he say?" The old man yells, "He said he thinks he knows you!".

Seed Corn

Mayimoulin, or cornmeal, is one of the staples of the Haitian diet. They will have it many times during the week either with a bean sauce or the beans cooked in it. Every little patch of land is utilized to raise corn. This picture shows how they store the seed corn. It is stored this way to keep the rats from eating it. It hangs in a tree until they are ready to plant a new crop.

Thought for the day


Laughing stock..........."Cattle with a sense of humor."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mirlande's big day

Saturday is Mirlande's big day as she is getting married. Just a few years ago she was steeped in "Voodoo" as all of her family were. She accepted the Lord as her savior and is now one of the best little Christians you will ever see. Now, she is marrying the children's father. Little Bianca, the one in the middle, will be the flower girl. I will get some pictures of the wedding and post them.

Pray for Andre

Pastor Thomas, Andre as most people know him, has been having problems with his eyes. One eye had infection in it and for a few days he could not see out of it. The doctor gave him some medication and it seemed to be doing better. Last night Mark Allen came in from town and this morning he drove him and Violine into Port-au-Prince to see the doctor again. Keep him in your prayers that God would heal him and restore his eyesight completely.

Thought for the day

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand."

Tap Taps

Tap Taps are the transportation of most of the people in Haiti. Someone asked the question, "Where did they get the name tap tap. It was derived after people saw the early models, which were diesel, sitting and idling. The sound the engine made was tap tap and that is why they are called that to this day. They are brightly painted and often times have religious paintings and sayings on them. The ride varies in price from 5 gourdes to 10 gourdes, considerably more for trips out of town. Later I will explain the "Gourde" and why it is called that. A U.S. dollar is worth approximately 33 to 40 gourdes.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Today at Royal Palm Chidrens Home

Children from all schools are seen here standing in line waiting to be served a good hot meal. In the School Feeding Program we are able to give much needed nourishment to children who sometimes do not have it at home. Since December we have been able to serve 6,527 Children.

A special day

Memorial Day was always a “special” day around our house when I was a child. I remember that wreaths were made or bought, fresh flowers cut, lunches packed along with cold drinks, and we headed off for the cemetery at Fairland, Oklahoma where we would spend the day. The men would clean around the tombstones, cutting the grass and straightening those stones which were tilted. The women would decorate the graves and all of us kids would go through the cemetery looking at the different tombstones. I remember the engraving on one in particular, as it said: Remember friend as you pass by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now you soon shall be, prepare for death and follow me. We would also explore the Indian mounds close by and then retreat to the shade of a mulberry tree and eat mulberries. My folks would set in the shade drinking soda pop and visiting with others who had come to decorate graves. It was a day I will never forget.

Memorial Day

Let us never forget the sacrificies that have been made for us in the name of "Old Glory" from the snows of Valley Forge to the desert sands of Iraq. We shall be eternally grateful for the blood that has been shed by our young men and women that we might be safe at home.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

This is very interesting

1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq
2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization!
3. Noah built the ark in Iraq
4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq
5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq
6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor , which is in Iraq
7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel
10. Amos cried out in Iraq
11. Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem
12. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery Furnace!)
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the 'writing on the wall' in Iraq
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More Flooding


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Floods have killed at least 11 people this week as heavy rains swamp towns still rebuilding from last year's hurricanes, Haiti's civil protection department said Friday.

Club Saturday

This morning we had 60 little Children playing games, hearing Bible stories and having a good time. We are so happy to be able to give them treats each Saturday as many of them came without having eaten anything. Bread, peanut butter, and juice really hits the spot.
Matin an nou genyen 60 timoun ki t’ap jwe genm, koute istwa nan bib la e yo pase bon tan ansanm. Nou tre konta chak samdi nou kapab bay yo pin avek manba a ji. Yo te renmen sa anpil.

Tout moun genyen chans

Mwen tre kontan paske ampil pep Aitian ekri koman sou blog mwen. Mwen pa kapab di moun kek manti. Mwen pakonn tout bagay ki pase nan O Kay Selman mwen di oumenm sa mwen tande. Yon bagay mwen konen, Jezu lap retounen pou pep Li. Si oumenm pa pare ou pa kapab ale avek Li. Tout moun genyen chans pou asepte Kris. La Bib di nan Women 10:13 “Se sa ki ekri nan Liv la: NenpĆ²t moun ki rele non Met la gen pou jwenn delivrans.” Si La Bib di Nenpot moun, oumenm la dann. Asepte Jezu Jodia paske Li memn renmen oumenm anpil.
Paste Bob C. Jones

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Comments

I appreciate all comments concerning the various posts in my blog. I will however delete your comment if the language contains obscenities. Pastor Bob

Lady gives birth to a fish update

This is a photo of the (fish) that the lady gave birth to yesterday in Les Cayes. There is an investigation going on by health authorities to get to the cause of such a strange phenomenon. Further news of this can be found by clicking on http://www.caraibesfm.com/

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Personal Comment on "Fish" story

Actually I do not know what it is or how it happened. All I know is that it has been the talk of everyone here in Haiti and I was able to secure a photograph. I will let you draw your own conclusion as to what it is or isn't. I just wanted to report on what is happening here and the "fish" story was the biggest thing lately. Bob C. Jones

Thought for the day

"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."

Lady gives birth to a fish?

The big news here since yesterday, even bigger than Bill Clinton, has been about a woman who gave birth to a "fish" First the news came from those who said they heard it on the radio and then it was confirmed that two radio stations were reporting it. The hospital in Les Cayes is flooded with people who are hoping for a glimpse of the "Fish Baby." (see photo on update)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Latest News

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The United Nations named former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday as its special envoy to Haiti, with a mission to help the impoverished nation achieve some measure of stability after devastating floods and other crises.

Thought for the day

"Never agree to plastic surgery if the doctor's office is full of portraits by Picasso."

Did you know that

"Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes."

Comment on "My friend Ray is gone."

I am married to Ray Peters daughter Sherri. I met you when you came to Camp Point. I can tell you that while Ray was in the Hospital we gathered in his room and they gave us a room outside intensive care for prayer. Our family spent many hours with Ray and many hours praying. There were people praying all over America for Ray to be healed and for Gods will to be done. We were told by many nurses that they were touched by the love that we gave Ray and the hours of prayer. Several nurses said that they wanted for their family what we had. Although Ray went home to be with the Lord I believe that there were many who were healed and made decisions to accept Christ. Ray preached his last sermon and went home to be with the Lord. Our family will miss Ray but as we near the midnight hour, we look forward to meet him in the Rapture. Ray's work lives on in the life's of our family and the many people his ministry touched. It was mentioned in the service that there should be a picture of Ray in the dictionary beside the definition of Pastor and I believe that to be true. I have never met a man who was more dedicated than Ray Peters. This man lived the life, he showed compassion, never spoke ill of anyone and led by example. Sherri and I live in Florida and anytime we needed help finding an answer we were looking for in the word we would call Ray, we will miss his help. Ray moved to Camp Point 41 years ago, shortly after Sherri and I were married on June 8, 1968. I know that Ray and Anne loved you and prayed for your work in Haiti. We will be praying for you and your work that God will give you strength and bless both you and the children. Pat Leigh Pensacola, FL (So many families cannot get along today. That is what makes this comment so refreshing.)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thought for the day

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

Thought for the day

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

Shagana's Birthday

This picture of Shagana was taken as she was playing outside with some other of our children. She is 4 years old today and we sure do love her. The other kids have gone someplace and she is alone with me curled up on my bed fast aleep as I post this. Violine will kill me for putting this picture in my blog but I thought it was cute.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thought for the day

"One nice thing about egotists: They don't talk about other people."

Anniversary & Reunion Meal

Thanks to all of you who helped make this our "Anniversary and Reunion" meal a success. The menu included fried Chicken, fried Plantains, rice and beans, Cole slaw, and a cola. We had many of our kids drive down from Port-au-Prince along with their children and friends just to be with us on this special day. It began raining about 10:00 a.m. and lasted until about 1:00 p.m. but everyone was in good spirits and everyone got fed.

Did you know that

"Half of all the people who have ever lived were killed by mosquitoes."

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Club Saturday

The kids call it "Club Saturday" and they really love it. They play games, hear Bible stories and have something to eat. Today we had 80

Thought for the day

"The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines." - Plato

Friday, May 15, 2009

Getting ready

Here one of the men from the church is getting everything spruced up for the Anniversary and Reunion service on Sunday. I want to thank everyone for helping us make this possible.

Thought for the day

"In recorded history no man has ever been shot while doing the dishes."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baby and her birthday cake

Tonight after church, some of the kids gathered around Baby and she cut her cake. They didn't have it ready yesterday but tonight they dug in. The rest of the kids had to go to bed because of school tomorrow. Some have to get up as eary as 5:00 a.m..

Feeding Little Children

We were able to feed 174 sweet little children at our school today.

Thought for the day

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
You will see that I have a sense of humor.

"Big Foot"

No, I am not talking about the legendary, " Sasquatch", I am talking about my foot that has been giving me so much trouble. Some of you have been praying with me and I really appreciate it and the swelling has gone down some but it is still giving me a lot of pain. Continue to believe with me for complete deliverance. We are out here in the mountains where we depend on God and home remedies, mostly God though.

Telephone

Since we are having electricity regularly you can give us a call. We have a California area code so it would not be expensive. It would be like a call to California. Before people kept hearing the message that the mailbox was full. Actually, it was because we had no electricity. The time here is the same as Central Standard time. Call us ...............(916) 226-4091

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Revival Meeting

A Revival begins tonight in our Church and will continue on until Sunday. It will conclude in a Anniversary and Reunion dinner Sunday afternoon. Be praying with us for a real move of God.