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Merci,”or “thank you,” were the spoken words of the heart at the Missions Of Love Jolivert, Haiti Conference Center on February 19, 2016 as several Haitian staff members, pastors and friends of the Mission gathered to express gratitude to Dr. Asa and Jean Talbot, Founders of the MOL Eye & Ear Clinic and Nancy Bukovnik, Founder of the MOL Adult Literacy Program for the difference they and these programs have made in their lives over the last few years.
“It was my conception to do that for them in 2016 for the impact their work do for us here in Jolivert and in Haiti specially,” wrote Blaud Mondesir, Haiti MOL Director
“We all feel that Dr. Asa, Jean and Ms. Nancy have made a difference in our lives, so we want to say ‘thank you’ and let them know we love them.”
Music was provided by Solid, “Soldiers of Christ”
Message of Honor was given by Pastor John Robert
Each month, we are adding in a section called My Mission Trip, where we ask mission trip participants to share about their experience with Missions of Love and their time in Haiti.
Horse Cave, KY
Q: Is this your first mission trip? A: No. I went on a couple of mission trips while in college; one to Louisianna to provide aid to victims of Hurricane Andrew and another to Missouri to clean up flood damaged homes.
Q: How did you get interested in missions? A: Over 23 years ago that I felt that God had placed on my heart to go to Haiti one day and serve in missions.
Q: How did you hear about Missions Of Love? A: I received a text from my brother-in-law who heard about a need for a dental hygienist in Haiti. My heart skipped a beat. I knew it was the time!
Q: How long was this MOL trip? A: 10 days
Q: What was the primary purpose of this trip? A: To be a part of the first dental to offer services at the newly built MOL Dental Clinic in Jolivert, Haiti.
Q: Were you able to accomplish that? A: Oh, yes! We saw 96 patients and performed 269 patient services in six days.
Q: What did you think of the Haitian food? A: The food was amazing! I loved the fried plantains,fresh fish, chicken legs and fresh mango. Beans and rice were a staple and always good. Blaude the compound director was wonderful! He brought in a special cook to prepare meals for us and tried to have meals that were familiar foods to home. He was always looking to please us and he never failed!
Q: Was there an experience on this trip that touched your heart? A: I experienced a humbling moment in Haiti near the end of my trip. We hiked up the mountain behind our compound early one morning to see the sunrise. On our way up we saw in the distance two women laying on their backs praising and worshiping God and then waving a white cloth in worship. It was so precious to see these ladies worshiping before the break of day high on a mountainside. I’ll never forget it.
Q: Do you feel you connected with the Haitian people? A: There were so many precious people that I met while in Haiti. They showed love to me by welcoming me to their community through hugs and smiles. When we would leave the clinic in the evening, sometimes we would be greeted by some of the young girls from the village. They loved to braid hair. And my blond hair was very different from theirs, so they enjoyed playing with my hair!
Q: Would you like to return to Haiti someday? A: I do believe I will be back. I feel a great door has been open to serve there among wonderful Christian people with Missions of Love. Haiti has been in my heart for a long time. God planted that seed and I believe that planting will grow.
Our apologies that this report was misplaced and not posted in a timely manner.
From October 29 thru November 8, Pat Duarte-retired director and treasurer of MOL- led a conference team to Jolivert. Pat was accompanied by MOL director Dale Breedlove. The team was from Bethesda Ministries International of Evansville, IN.
Bishop Darrell Cook, who has made several trips to the Jolivert area, was pleased to have his wife, Pastor Tanya Cook, with him on her first visit there. Sister Brenda Lewis had dreamed and prayed of a mission trip as a girl and thanks the Lord that Haiti was an answer several decades later. As a young wife and mother, Sister Kori Hinton, was thankful for the opportunity to serve Jesus beyond the familiar area of Evansville.
Sunday, Nov. 1st, was a special Ordination Service at the church at Limit pastored by Jean Robert. Several active believers from the surrounding area, who had completed months of training, were given their charges as pastors, evangelists, or deacons. At sunset before the evening service, four new believers were baptized in the river.
The women conducted a women’s conference on Monday afternoon, giving their testimonies and Pastor Tanya bringing the main message- A Call for the Willing Woman. Bishop Darrell led a men’s conference on Tuesday afternoon on the Power of God to Bring Us to His Perfection and Unity. A combined men and women’s conference was held on Wednesday reinforcing the previous themes. Thursday evening several gathered for a revival meeting.
During the afternoons, Sister Kori and translator Henry ministered to the children who gathered on the hill outside the conference center after school. Several other opportunities to gather, teach, and fellowship occurred throughout the week.
The gospel spreads across Haiti
By the power of God Almighty
The Word is preached throughout the land
We are thankful to be a part- our small band
Kori, Tanya, Darrell
Brenda, Pat and Dale
Some taught Jesus to the youngster
Others had teachings for those oldster
From Evansville, Hartford and Pittsboro
We praise the Creator along with rooster, dog and burro
Let each one raise their voice
To the Lord of Lords who gives us choice
To know Him and His Son for eternal life
Or continue in our sin and strife
Haitian, American or other alien
We can all be forgiven
Here’s the latest happenings in Jolivert!
2015 has been a busy year and full of lots of changes for Missions of Love.
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Missions of Love is a 501c Not For Profit that has been working in Haiti for over 25 years. We know that everyone who has a heart for missions cannot travel to Haiti. You can still play a critical role by including Missions of Love in your daily prayers and through financial gifting. There is no paid American Staff. All of the American personnel are volunteers and pay their own expenses. You can also mail a check to:
Missions of Love
PO Box 292
Hartford, KY 42347
As we enter this week of Thanksgiving, the Directors and Staff of Missions of Love would like to take this opportunity to say how thankful we are for YOU ~ our supporters.
Without your support, programs such as the Literacy Program would not be possible.
October 5, 2015 saw the start of Adult Literacy classes in 12 new locations in Northwest Haiti. It is anticipated that each class will have 25 students. Primers and workbooks in Kreyol were given to each teacher so that each student could have their own copy. The primers and workbooks are now available in Haiti through the Haiti Bible League. Previously, there was no workbook and the program had to have the primers printed each year. These adults will be learning to read in a Biblically based literacy program. There’s no greater gift than to be able to read the Word for yourself!! That is definitely something to be thankful for!
This is the schedule for the November Evangelical Team. Please keep them covered in prayer for their ministries.
Bethesda Ministries International Inc. is holding Crusade Conference and Revival in Jolivert, Haiti at the Missions of Love Inc. Jolivert Clinic Conference Center
November 1st to 6th, 2015.
November 1st Sunday Morning Service
Special Ordination Services at Bethesda Ministries Haiti
Bishop Darrell Cook-Pastor Jean Robert
Monday 2nd Women’s Conference 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Pastor Tanya Cook
“A Call for the Wailing Woman”
Tuesday 3rd Men’s Conference 1:00 to 4:00 Pm
Wednesday 4th Men and Women’s Conference 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Thursday 5th Revival at Conference Center 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday 6th Revival at Conference Center 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Ministry Team: Sister Patricia Duarte, MOL Director Dale Breedlove, Sister Brenda Lewis, Sister Juanita Bushrod, Sister Elizabeth Hinton
The fall Haiti dental trip took place between October 5 in October 15, 2015. Leaving from the US on the team were Ralph and Barbie Porter, Karen Becker, dentists Brandon Taylor and Lea Fowler, and Greg Seelig. Joining us in Haiti – and remaining after we left – was Nancy Bukovnik. During the six days the clinic was in operation, we were pleased to work with a Haitian dentist, Dr. Rousseau of Gros Morne.
Over 100 patients were seen at the clinic, and received quality care which included a number of difficult surgical extractions. Cleanings and fillings were also provided, and on Sunday afternoon a “bush clinic” was conducted across the river for administering fluoride treatments to the children of Fond du Roc. A particular highlight of the trip was worshipping at Pastor Jean Roberts church on Sunday morning. A hearty “Merci ampile” for Blaud, Christophe and all the Mission staff for their assistance, hospitality and especially the cooking!
~ Greg Seelig