March 2017 Newsletter
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On Valentine’s Day, MOL employees were treated to a love-themed appreciation night, which included a beautifully presented and delicious Haitian meal, light-hearted fellowship, a short devotion and encouragement to continue serving alongside Missions Of Love in the future as we continue to grow and serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in and around the Jolivert area.
Food for the Hungry
“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness.”
~ Isaiah 58:10
Because of the faithful giving to the Jolivert Feeding Program, commodities of rice, flour, cornmeal, macaroni, spaghetti, cooking oil and black beans were purchased, packaged and ready to be distributed to over 120 needy families.
Several boxes of garden seeds donated by NY Seed Programs International out of Asheville NC had been shipped to Dr. Bob and Betty Johnson recently, so Betty sent in several packages of garden seeds via February team member Warren Mattingly, enabling Blaud to package up and distribute several hundred packages containing okra, cabbage, tomato, beet, onion and eggplant seeds on Friday, Feb. 17th to nearby gardening families. Let’s join together in prayer that these crops will be blessed and grow abundantly!
Dolls on Mission is a ministry of Angela Seng’s family’s company Seng Inc. They specialize in restoring Barbie dolls to like-new condition, then send them out with missionaries and mission teams around the world. February Mission team member, Becky Baise, packed in nearly 60 Seng ministry dolls to share with the young girls of the Jolivert area, brining smiles to young dental patients, students and friends of the Mission.
Anglea Seng sings and speaks about the doll ministry to raise money and awareness for this ministry as well as the Seng Family’s other ministries. “The response to this ministry has been overwhelming from those who have donated and to the children receiving the dolls,” Seng says. “Within the past 2 years we have restored over 1000 Barbie dolls.”
For more stories, videos, and info, visit their Web site at angelasengmusic.org.
Cave City KY
Church: Coral Hill Baptist Church, Glasgow KY
Job: Compton Orthodontics, Bowling Green KY for 10 years as a Clinical Coordinator. Been in the dental/orthodontic field for 30 years.
”It is amazing to look back and see how the Lord had this whole trip planned… His loving hand on every detail months before it took place… how we saw Him touch so many people along the way, from the planning and still even with the memories and friendships He allows us to have with the Haitian people who touched our hearts. The worst part about this trip was the fact that we had to leave. I pray that the Lord will use our team and myself in Haiti again soon.”
Job: Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Church: Coral Hill Baptist Church, Glasgow, KY
“Very humbling to be around the (Haitian) people working with them and learning their language. It was a blessing to be able to play soccer and share the gospel, and witness a young man being saved. It just showed me that He can use anyone regardless of where you are or who you’re sharing the gospel with… that is indescribable and a blessing.”
Job: Hibbett Sports, babysitter and student
Church: Coral Hill Baptist Church
“Haiti is truly a beautiful country with beautiful people and beautiful hearts. I’ve left a big piece of my heart there and I am beyond blessed that The Lord provided me with the opportunity to share Christ’s love and experience his work happening right before my eyes. I pray I get to go back some day. Praise God!”
Job: Electrical Sign Contractor
Church: Christ Church of Hope
“It was such a blessing and honor to serve Christ in Haiti… to witness the love and kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ through the hard work of the Haitian dentis, the MOL staff, cooks, interpreters and our team. They were all such an inspiration. I still long for that sweet fellowship.
The mosquito net distribution, conducted by MOL Director Blaud Mondesire, began at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 12th and lasted nearly three hours as hundreds came from Jolivert and 10 other surrounding villages and mountain communities.
As the crowds began to gather at the MOL gate, each were organized into groups with their community leaders, and were given anti-malaria education and instructions on how to properly us the nets by MOL Nurse, Edline Beaubrun. By the end of the distribution 550 colorful nets had been given to the selected families. Given the choice of a blue, rose, yellow or white net, the most favored color of all was rose. Why? Simply because the next day was Valentines Day!
The remaining mosquito nets were installed over beds on the MOL Campus and distributed the following day to the absentee families.
Dental blessings did abound this February at Missions Of Love via the capable and compassionate hands of Doctors Ader Scott Rousseau, Eugene Hans and Marc Eli Vassor while assisted by Clinical Coordinator Becky Baise and student Jaycie Edwards (both of Kentucky) and Haitian Interpreter, Melinda Sainsurin.
The six-day Dental Clinic provided care to 142 patients, administering 386 patient services, including 53 cleanings, 101 fillings and 84 extractions. Please help us pray for more open doors to provide dental services on a more continued/frequent basis in Jolivert.
Stronger SMILES for STUDENTS
Armed With tiny brushes and thick, decay-fighting paste, Becky Baise, Justin Crews, Jayci Edwards and Ralph Porter, took too purposely coating each and every tooth in the mouths of pre-schoolers to high school-aged children who marched single file into the x-ray room-turned-dental triage. It also allowed for charting additional dental care as needed.
For two days, the foursome, along with the added assistance of MOL Vice-President, Nancy Bukovnik, and our interpreter, George Renaud, applied fluoride treatments to the teeth of 422 students from three nearby schools. Following the application, students were given a toothbrush and toothpaste to continue the fight for healthy teeth and gums.
In the early summer of 1992 Pastor Emmanuel Milhome from La Hatte, Haiti came to the U. S. to meet with people who had held outreach clinics around La Hatte. They wanted to begin a new mission work to minister first in his area and then to wherever The Lord led. My friends from New Life Church, Larry and Janet Lovell, were a part of the founders of Missions of Love, Inc. Pastor Emmanuel was staying with them, but because they were attending a college graduation for their daughter, they asked that I take Emmanuel to breakfast and entertain him until his appointment with our pastor.
During our time together Pastor Emmanuel asked when I was coming to Haiti. When I told him I really didn’t know, he said to pray strong about it. The way he said it caused me to be in a constant prayerful attitude about the question. Through The Spirit I heard, “Get a passport.” I got my first passport and learned that the first trip for Missions of Love was forming for January, 1993. That was the beginning of a trip that led to sometimes two trips a year since. After a few years, I was elected to the Board of Directors (since he keeps coming to the meetings, he will at least help make a quorum.)
I have been blessed to pray, preach, work and worship with our Haitian brethren over the years. I was privileged to accompany Dr. Bob Johnson when the land at Jolivert was purchased, to work on the foundation of our first building, to help get the army truck and trailer with roof trusses out of customs, and witness the first examination in the new dental
To be invited to preach at various and sometimes remote churches has been an honor. To be present at some of the teaching conferences has been inspirational. And, to witness
some confess faith in Jesus Christ and be baptized is so fulfilling. To be elected president of such a dedicated group of servants of The Lord is humbling and challenging.
In His Power we press on in our calling.