Sunday, June 17, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
There once was a little baby girl only 8 months old who was living with a crippled cousin and her mother. She lived in a shack with no medical help and practically no food. One day her mother said she was going into town and would be back before dark. She never came back and no one knows what happened to her as she has disappeared off the face of the earth. I heard of the situation as the crippled cousin could not take care of her and found someone to look after her. She was taken to the doctor where he said she was suffering from malaria, typhoid, worms and severe malnutrition. She only weighed a little over 9 pounds. We begin treating her and giving her proper food and on the 3rd of January she celebrated her first birthday. A cake was made for the occasion and topped with one candle. All the little kids gathered around and sang “Happy Birthday” to her. Now she has a nice room and a real baby bed that she can sleep in. She has a young woman who takes care of her. She never misses a church service and is to be dedicated to the Lord on Sunday January the 15th by Rev. Ted Lung of Camp Point, Illinois (She had no birth certificate or any papers) They asked me to give her a name so I named her Anaika Rene Jones. (The Rene was after my daughter Brigitte Rene)
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Exampt is a good Christian boy who loves the Lord with all of his heart. He helps me with anything I need and recently Rev. Ted Lung of Camp Point, Illinois purchased him the motorcycle shown at right, to run errands for the home. He purchases propane, bread, fruits, vegetables, and anything else we need. This saves the truck and also saves on gasoline which sells or over $40.00 HD a gallon. We give God thanks for this wonderful gift.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
It is extremely hot here in Haiti. This thermometer is located on the wall of my room. As you can see it is registering 96 degrees at 4:29 p.m.. There is no A/C in my room and to think that this is only June and the three hottest months are ahead of us. The heat is rough on an old 75 year old man. Ha
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
It is with a heavy heart that I let everyone know that our precious girl passed away. It was around Thanksgiving and we are still torn up. She had the most beautiful voice and I loved to hear her sing. Though she was hospitalized and several tests run, the real reason for her death was never discovered. In all of the years pf caring for children here in Haiti Mary Ange is the only one we have ever lost. Perhaps the Lord needed a beautiful voice for His choir in Heaven.