Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Haitian money

Haitian Money Called Gourdes
Why are they called gourdes?  During the time of Henry Christophe, the only king of Haiti, they used the Calabash gourds as a form of monetary exchange.  The actual translation of gourdes from French to English is flask or water bottle.  They used them to carry water, make bowls, and for many other purposes.  

 5       gourdes =      1    Haitian Dollar   = 12.5   cents ……..…....  U.S.
 10     gourdes =      2    Haitian Dollars =  25      cents ……….....  U.S.
 25     gourdes =      5    Haitian Dollars = 62.5    cents  ……...….. U.S.
 50     gourdes =    10    Haitian Dollars = 1 dollar and   25 cents. .U.S.
 100   gourdes =    20    Haitian Dollars = 2 dollars and 50 cents ..U.S.
 250   gourdes =    50    Haitian Dollars = 6 dollars and 25 cents ..U.S.
 500   gourdes =  100    Haitian Dollars = 12 dollars and 50 cents U.S.
 1000 gourdes =  200    Haitian Dollars = 25 dollars ……………...U.S.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Due to numerous circumstances beyond my control I have not been able to keep the blog current.  I do however want to report on the work here and let you know what is happening.  Over the next few days I will try to get the blog current.  I appreciate your patience in the matter. Missionary Bob C. Jones

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves.Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.

Monday, May 7, 2012


Colossians 3:13

New Living Translation (NLT)

Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you.  Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.