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.
Making History … “I was blind but now I see!” ~ John 9:25
In the midst of the tragedy and loss of Hurricane Matthew, Dr. Mick Vanden Bosch made possible the accomplishment of a long-dreamed of goal of the eye ministry by bringing the blessing of sight to seven Haitians and the possibility of continued sight to another. Despite the withdrawal of our sole American dentist and the absence of modern conveniences, God provided extraordinary Haitian dentists, and Dr. Mick worked like a skilled missionary surgeon in very basic conditions. Working for a Jewish carpenter named Jesus is true job security. ~ Dr. Asa Talbot
Along with the ravishes of Hurricane Matthew came the torrential rains, flash floods and mudslides of the “Rainy Season,” and all too quickly the spread of malaria and cholera in Haiti. However, MOL being a constant feet-on-the-ground mission, did what it does on a daily basis and quickly put Hurricane Relief Funds to work providing quality healthcare, safe water and food to those in need. As a result, dozens of mountain people have been coming to the Jolivert Clinic daily to receive free medical care, Gayden D’lo (safe water treatment) and a portion of beans, rice, corn and oil.
The results have been families regaining strength, stability, and a healthy restart. Here’s how your dollars have been used…
Jolivert Medical Clinic Healthcare Treatment (consultation, lab tests, and needed meds) Average Cost: $7 per patient
Food Portion (beans, rice, corn, and oil) $5 per family
Gadyen Dlo (safe water treatment) Cost: 35 cents per family
A little about our Safe Water Program. Although cholera, a water-borne illness, has been spreading throughout Haiti in record-breaking numbers following Hurricane Matthew, the nucleus of Jolivert and other areas serviced by the Gadyen Dlo project (an in-house project of MOL Jolivert) have had NO cases of cholera to report! Here’s a little more to smile about…One bottle of Gadyen Dlo will purify 185 gallons of water. One bottle of Gadyan Dlo cost only 35 cents (U.S.) Therefore, $1,000 can supply safe water for 2,857 families.
While in Haiti this past week, Barbie, Ralph, Asa, Nancy, Blaud and Christophe has an impromptu Directors meeting to discuss the needs in the community and hurricane relief. This is a brief note from their meeting. Barbie has also been posting pictures and notes on Facebook about her trip. Check them out here! We will also be posting a more in-depth report from the team in the coming days.
“Hurricane Matthew Relief
The “Rainy Season” continues to follow Hurricane Matthew contributing to flash floods and the spreading of Cholera throughout Haiti. However, MOL is doing what this Mission does best… Being the feet on the ground mission providing quality healthcare, safe water and food to the poor and needy of Haiti.
In an effort to be good stewards of Hurricane Matthew Relief Donations and to ensure that the Mission is taking care of REAL needs, Christophe has asked that the Hurricane/flood victims of the mountainous areas surrounding Jolivert be brought to the MOL Clinic to conduct needs assessments then dispense with the heart of caring through Christ Jesus.
As a result, dozens of people from the mountain communities have been coming to Clinique Jolivert daily to receive free medical care, Gayden D’lo (Safe Water Treatment), and a portion of beans, rice and oil.
Medical Consultation and Care: Approximately $7 (U.S.) per person
One bottle of Gadyen D’lo costs 35 cents (U.S) will purify 185 gallons
Beans, Rice and Oil: Approximately $5 (U.S.) per family
Hugs and Blessings,