Sunday, September 12, 2010

My little kids and their pate

Yesterday some of my little kids got hold of some bread dough. They were so excited that they came to me and told me that they were going to make me a pate consisting of cinnamon, sugar, and two wieners. One of them went off in search of some oil and came back with a little in a bottle. Then, they found an old skillet that was no longer in use. When they went into the kitchen they were told they could not use the kitchen as they would make a mess. They were not deterred, they sent a couple of the little ones to find sticks and they came back with a pile of sticks they had found in the brush close to our house. One of them begin to get rocks together and soon they had a little fire going. This is the reason I have spent over half my life here in Haiti. The pate they brought me was a little burned but it was more delicious to me than a meal at a 5 star restaurant. You can keep your high life but I prefer to be here with my little kids. Only God knows how much I love them. They make my day everyday.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ti Iute

This is Ti Iute. (Pronounced Tea eye oot) She has no room with frilly ruffled curtains, no matching bedspread with big Teddy bears and Dolls laying on her bed. There is no Mother or Father to care for her. She is an Orphan. Her existence on earth, she had no control over. Her unmarried mother became pregnant with her. When her Grandmother found out that her daughter was pregnant she beat her so bad that she left her mentally disabled and crippled for life. Now she is dying and Ti Iute has found her way to us. She is so tiny that when she comes into my room I never notice her until I feel someone patting my arm. I will say, “I love you” and she will respond by saying , “I love you too.” She crawls up into my big desk chair and many times goes to sleep there. I took this picture as she was doing just that. This is the reason I came to Haiti over 40 years ago. With your help I will do my best to help little ones such as “Ti Iute” until the Lord calls me home.

Missionary Bob C Jones

Saturday, June 26, 2010

"The Upper Room"

My own place, called the "Upper Room" is being built over the generator house. I have chosen to spend the remainder of my years here in Haiti and not to return to the States. By building this I will have one room and a porch. That is really all I will need. I have lived in the same house with all of the Children for the past 26 years and now at 73 I find myself desiring the peace one find by being alone. I have never asked for anything personal in all my years in Haiti but if you would like to help me out with this I would appreciate it as I will not use funds that are meant for other things. I will list the names of those who help me here but not the amount of the gift. Thank you folks so much.

1. Sherri and Pat Leigh of Florida
2. Dawn and Tom Ramey of Texas

Ask for a Money-gram at any Wal-Mart Store
Send to:

Jean-David Sainnatus

1.Town where it is being sent from.
2.Name of the person sending it.
3.That person’s telephone number.
4.The amount being sent.
5.The transfer number.

Friday, June 25, 2010



I wait and watch the progress, that soon will be my “Home”.
The name I chose was UPPER ROOM, just one to call my own.
The roof is partly covered now, the house is shaping up..
I’m getting really anxious, but the wait sometimes is tough.
The finance’s are unstable, sometimes its really thin..
God knows my situation though, and speaks to hearts of men.
In all these years He’s never failed me, not ever, not one time.
He says to me “Don’t worry, I care for what is mine”.
He’s blessed me with these children, to Love, to Care and Feed..
He knows I can’t desert them, so he meets every need…
and on their precious faces, the words He spoke, I see..
“If you’ve done unto one of these, you’ve done it unto me”.
So when my house is finished and I am finally there..
My Upper Room I will anoint, and bow my knees in prayer,
And Thank him for His Mercy, and Blessings he has shown..
and do my best until he takes me, to my final home.
I know it’s temporary, it’s only for awhile..
I only pray that he will say someday “Well done my child”.
And I can look into God’s face and see that he is pleased..
that I had ran this race for him, and managed to succeed.

NOTE: This poem was written by a lady who saw my blog.
I thought it was so nice I had to share it.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

There is dumb and there is dumb.

This picture was too much and I just had to share it with everyone. Didn't anyone tell the guy he was to back the boat in to launch it? No, what they told him was

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Think about it.

"If you choke a Smurf, what color does he turn.?

Have you heard?

"Energizer Bunny arrested and charged with battery."

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sleeping Outside

Some are still sleeping outside because here these many months later we are still having aftershocks. One of 4.5 was recorded in Port au Prince recently. I am going to be adding to my blog more in the future as I have been letting down since the earthquake.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mark Allen Vinelon

I am happy to announce an answer to prayer. For some years now I have been praying that God would provide someone who could come in and take up the work load that Poppy and myself cannot do anymore. I had hoped that that person would be Mark Allen. He was working in Port au Prince and his wife Cynthia was working at a local Bank there so it didn't look like that was going to happen. The earthquake changed all that. The Bank where Cynthia was working was damaged so badly that they couldn't operate. They came down after the quake and God began to deal with them about working here. Now that decision has been made and I am thrilled beyond words. I will be 73 in May and one never knows what the future holds. I shall be working with Mark and now should something happen to me I know he will be able to continue to do the work here for years to come. Remember him in your prayers.

Monday, March 1, 2010

N.Y. Times Reports

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Along the capital’s main commercial strip dozens of armed men some wielding machetes, others with sharpened pieces of wood — dodged from storefront to storefront, battering down doors and hauling away whatever they could carry: shoes, luggage, rolls of carpet. There were also reports of attacks on aid deliveries. Fred Lavaud, who works on the security detail of Haiti’s president, René Préval, described scenes of women who were assaulted after receiving food. “The problem is there’s no control,” he said. “And people are desperate.” Note: Fred is the husband of Yolande who is one of our girls.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Left Standing

Can you believe this? After the earthquake that destroyed everything else around it, this was the only thing left standing.

Three Days

Thirty five years ago I was in a meeting in Port-au-Prince where it was prophesied that the last great Revival that was to take place before the 2nd coming of Jesus would begin in Haiti and from there would spread around the world. Since then there have been numerous times practically the same thing was spoken or prophesied. Before the earthquake on January 12, 2010 a lady in the States had a vision. She was told to warn the leaders of Haiti that a great catastrophe was coming upon the country and called for three days of fasting and prayer. She came to Haiti and asked to speak to the President of Haiti. She was refused. She then sent a message and it was returned unopened. The greatest catastrophe that has ever struck this country came only a few days later. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people were killed and up to 1 million injured. There has been up to 200,000 amputees since January 12. The infrastructure of Haiti is gone. The National Palace, the Palace of Justice, and most other government buildings were destroyed. Food, medicines, water, and other basic necessities had to be brought it from outside the country. Now, the same lady is back with the same message only this time it is different. She still calls for 3 days of fasting and prayer over all the country of Haiti to ask for God’s grace and mercy. This time she got through to the President and the Nation’s leaders. Tomorrow, one month since the quake, Saturday and Sunday a national referendum has called for all businesses to close. All government offices will be closed and people from all over Haiti regardless of their religious affiliation will observe the three days of Fasting and Prayer. Because of the horrific earthquake that brought such devastation to the people and the country of Haiti everyone in the world knows about Haiti. The news networks from all over the world sent reporters here who broadcast through a satellite uplink the stories and pictures of human tragedy. No one now asks, “Where is Haiti” for they all know. Now I ask you, “Are these three days the time the beginning of the last great revival before the coming of Jesus that was prophesied? I believe it is. When we were out of food and water one of our little girls had a vision or a dream one night. She said that in her dream she and all the children were seated at a big table under a large tent. She said there was plenty of food to eat and she could eat all she wanted and not be hungry anymore. She said she looked up and saw through the top of the tent and God was seated looking at a book. He raised His head and said in Creole, “Jesus is coming soon.” She said he went on to say the same phrase in every other language of the world.” Could all of this be true and this is the last revival before His coming? You decide for yourself.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Earthquake Jan. 12, 2010

(This is a photo of the 5 story Hotel Le Regent that I lived in for 10 years.)

ROYAL PALM CHILDREN’S HOME Fond Doux, Haiti W.I. It was a few minutes after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 12 when the house began to jerk violently. I was sitting on the side of my bed. Little Children began to scream but they could not run to get help. As they tried to run they fell as no one could stand when the earthquake hit. Daniel, one of our boys who attends a school in Petit Goave had just arrived home. He left the school at 3:00 p.m. and was encouraged to stay for a special event but he came on home. The school he was in all day was completely destroyed, one floor collapsing on another. All left in the school were dead. Violine was sitting in a chair and was thrown to the other side of the room but she was alright. With the exception of some cuts and bruises all the children and young people in our home were accounted for. The electrical poles and transformers fell with a mighty crash and when night fell it was total darkness. You could hear crying coming from different huts as people were told that their loved ones were dead. A pastor who has a Church next to us lost two of his daughters. One died instantly, or so he thinks as her body was never located, and the other was seriously injured and died Sunday morning. People began to come to our home to use the phone to call their folks in the States. They pushed one lady up the hill on a bicycle with a compound fracture to her leg. It was bandaged and blood was seeping through. They carried her to the phone where she called her people in the U.S. to inform them that she was alright but the rest of the family was gone. Others came with horror stories you cannot believe. The little town close to us is completely destroyed. You could not drive down the streets as homes there were destroyed filled the street. Our home was damaged but still stood. Cracks appeared in the Church but it to is still standing. People of the area are in desperate need as no help has in our area. The city next to us of Petit Goave is completely gone. The smell of rotting bodies is so strong that people have to wear rags over they nose and mouth to be able to breathe. We have no water and the food is not nearly enough for everyone to have what they need. We go out daily trying to find something for the Children here. We are in desperate need of power so we can pump water out of our 195 ft. deep well. If we could do this we could supply drinking water to the entire village of Fond Doux thousands of people make their homes. Now they are drinking contaminated water and many are sick with dysentery. If something doesn’t happen fast there will be an outbreak of typhoid. Help from around the world has not reached us yet. Relief supplies of food and water have been distributed in Port au Prince and some other areas but have not reached us as yet. In all the 35 years I have been here I have never witnessed anything compared to this. In spite of this we continue to hold services in the dark and the power of God is so real. Pray for our Children as school cannot be resumed this year because of the infrastructure that is broken down. Pray for our Pastors who have lost so many of their congregation and loved ones. Pray that God will bless us with enough funds to purchase a much needed generator for our Orphanage and Mission’s Compound. Missionary Bob C. Jones

Friday, January 1, 2010

Renerlande and her "Corn Flakes."

I mentioned in a letter I sent out before Christmas that I had asked one little girl the question, "If you could have anything in the world for Christmas, what would it be." She thought for a moment and then said "Corn Flakes." I just wanted to let you know that Renerlande got her Corn Flakes. Not only did she get her Corn Flakes but she received a little doll as well. Thanks to those of you who helped make this possible.

It is 2010

I just want to let everyone out there know that we at the Royal Palm Children's home here in Haiti wish you a very "Happy New Year." I want to thank each one of you who has helped us over the past year and to let you know that you are in our prayers. This year in the Feeding Program we were able to feed a hot meal to 13,347 Children. That along with taking care of the Children in our home makes me thankful for what God has done.