As always, greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!  Thanks for coming here but especially thanks
for thinking about our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

We are very excited to announce that God has provided money for us to put Tchooby on as our full
time Haitian Director.  He will be paid a very good salary and be responsible for ensuring the funds
are spent in accordance with our directions.  Also, he and Jinno Lamar (pictured to your right) will
be preaching and conducting a Sunday Worship service at the Mountain Church of Christ.

Tchooby will be sending us a monthly report and we will put the salient points on the website.  
Jinno has a camera and we will be able to get pictures soon we hope.

This pic of Tchooby (with Erick on the left) is my favorite.  It's about a year and a half old.  Peggy
had sent us some ingredients to make a chocolate cherry pie.  As you can tell, the boys enjoyed it
immensely.  









We are still committed to helping the
outside kids.  If you check the profiles document on that
page, you will see that we still have families we need to help.  So we are still soliciting your help
so that we can help them.

Thanks so much for your love and concern for the Haitian people.  May our God continue to bless
your lives in Christ Jesus.  May we all remember our brothers and sisters in Christ in Haiti who are
struggling daily to feed their families and put a roof over their heads.
Glorifying God in Haiti.  Not my will but His!
Scripture of the Month
James 1:27

Religion that God our
Father accepts as pure
and faultless is this: to
look after orphans and
widows in their distress
and to keep oneself from
being polluted by the
world.
Pictured to your left is 32 year old Rosalinday Augustine and her 3 month old daughter named Debora.  They have been here
about a month.  The baby got sick and Rosalinday had to use all of her money on the doctor  and meds.  She couldn't pay the
rent and got evicted.  

Rosalinday also had a small business selling merchandise but lost it when she got evicted as she had to use everything she
had to pay for the meds.  So now she needs help in getting a place to live and getting her business back.  We pay
$400US/year for rent for a decent but not luxurious place.  On that basis we would ask for the same for Rosalinday and the
baby.  They may not need 2-14 foot by 12 foot rooms like we have so it could be a bit cheaper, maybe $300/year, which would
include an outside toilet and a well.  $100US for a business startup would be adequate also.  Thanks so much for your
consideration.
The Mountain Church of Christ.  
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enlarge.  
WELCOME !!  BYENVINI!!

Sa se peyi nou!  Sa yo se pep nou!

Note the new address below:

The Little Orphanage and Haven of Jesus (LOHJ)
45 W. Fort Lowell Rd, #27
Tucson, AZ  85705-5927

Haiti Shipping Instructions are at the bottom of the page.
The first person from the Mountain Church we'd like you to meet is Ulrick Dorsainvil.  Ulrick is 28 years old and single.  He has
his own Bible and helps us a lot with the worship service.  I always ask him to pick out a Psalm and read it for us.  His Creole
reading is excellent.

Ulrick is from Limbe, the same town that Granmesi now lives in.  His mom is sick and he can't stay with her.  I don't know what
other family he has.

He has been on the mountain for 16 months.  I see him in Cap Haitien every once in a while.  He looks for work there but rarely
finds any.  He tells me he can fix stuff but I don't know how good of a mechanic he really is.  

The reason he lives on the mountain with his bundle of possessions is because he had to leave the place he was staying at
when the owner or renter (not sure which) got sick.  Apparently they either could not afford to keep him or they had to move
out also.    

As we said he reads well.  He says that he has a 9th grade education, which is a bit above average.  He definitely appears to
be a dedicated Christian.  He is one of the first we want to help because he would be the easiest.  Others, such as you will
meet later, are mostly single women with kids and we need to co-op them in some type of child care and business together.  
This is the Yalie clan.  Florestal, age 38 and the mom lost her husband a little while ago.  At about the same time, she lost her
home too and they have lived here since January.  She tells me that her house was broken.  That means someone, in this
case the government, razed her house.  In all probability they were squatters on government land.  However that doesn't
mean much when you've been homeless for 7 months.

The oldest girl is named Roskalin.  She is the 17 year old.  She is sick and is aperiodically coughing up blood.  She needs at
least a chest x-ray and probably more.  It could be TB, I really don't know and we can't help her now.  

This family needs a lot of help.  Well actually everyone you will meet on this mountain needs a lot of help.  Please pray about it.
What would Jesus do?  
Bob's email:  northeast125@yahoo.com
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his
death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.  Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already
been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers, I do not consider myself
yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead,  I press on
towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:10-14
We are getting legal!  We are now registered as a non-profit
in the state of Missouri.  Our name was selected by the
Haitian Committee and translated into English.  

We are not yet however certified by the IRS as a 501(C)3
non-profit.  That means your contribution is not yet tax
deductible.
 We have now applied for our 501(C)3 status.  
We expect to get our answer someday.

The IRS does allow for all contributions to be retroactively
tax deductible once they have approved our filing.
 
The Little Orphanage and
Haven of Jesus (LOHJ) Mission
Statement:
 

The LOHJ has been formed to
care for all of the Haitian people
that God in his wisdom has sent
and will send to us.  We will
always strive to do so in the
gentleness, humility, and
likeness of Christ Jesus our
Savior.  At a minimum, we are
committed to helping at risk
children, homeless adults, and
the hungry of all ages in Haiti,
both spiritually and materially.  
We will attempt to find each
person in our care or in our
periphery the basic human
needs of food, shelter, clothing,
and of course the Gospel of
Jesus Christ.
HAITI SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
It's a little convoluted and expensive to ship packages to Haiti.  You first have to ship from your home to Ft. Pierce, Florida.  Ft. Pierce is
the home of our airlines, MFI or Missionary Flights International.  MFI then ships them to us in Cap Haitien, Haiti.  But wait - there's more!  
When we get the boxes you shipped, we then have to pay a customs tax.  It can range anywhere from $0 to $25/box, depending on what
is shipped and the mood of the tax assessor (sorta like the tax collectors for Rome in NT time).  We can't afford to pay any of these
charges because we spend 100% of the donations on the families we are supporting.  We never make exceptions to that.  

Thus if you want to ship anything to us, we have to ask that you take into account all of these costs.  It's difficult we know because you
can only guess on the customs tax.  Often it is more cost-efficient to just send money instead of stuff (but never send money to Haiti,
send it to our Arizona office above) because of those costs and because it also helps the local economy a bit.  So, with all that as
background, here are the gory details:

Step 1:  Using UPS or the USPS, ship to Florida using this MFI address (the address will change someday, but probably not until 2011):

Susan Hill, 1087
3170 Airman's Dr.
Ft. Pierce, FL  34946

Step 2:  Separately, send MFI a check for their shipping charges to Haiti at the below address.  They charge us $1.50/pound.  Make the
check payable to MFI and send to:

MFI Accounts Receivable
3170 Airman's Dr.
Ft. Pierce, FL  34946

On the check or with a note, let them know the check is for the Hill account, #1087.  They will then properly credit Susan's account and
everything will be both hunky and dory.

Step 3:  Chill (wait).  Depending on when and from where you ship, it can take anywhere from 1 - 3 weeks for us to get the box.  We only
get mail once a week on Tuesdays.  When we get the box, we know that day exactly what the customs charges are, if any.  We will notify
you by email how much they are or even if we caught them in a good mood and they aren't charging us anything.  Once you  know the
customs, you can send another check to us for the customs at the St. Louis address above.  

Again, we're sorry it's like this but there just is no better way than this where we are.  Please carefully consider these costs before you
ship, because as previously stated, it often is just not cost-effective.  

Also understand how much we sincerely appreciate what you are doing.  Your hearts are with God's people here in Haiti.  We can ask no
more than that.
To your left now is Linda David and her 8 year old daughter.  She also has an 11 year old son who live in Camp Louise.  I
asked her if she knew David Augustine, the minister at the Camp Louise Church of Christ and she does not.

Linda and her daughter were evicted 2 YEARS AGO and have lived here ever since.  She has tried to start a small business
but not had success.  She is one of the women (see above for more) that we want to help with stuff like this.  There is no
reason these women have to live like this, vulnerable to the elements and evil men.  We desperately want to help them,
simultaneously with the Gospel and with sufficient material needs to get them into a home of their own.  

Update 10/30/10:  Linda and daughter Mikaëlla are comfortably moved into our home.  Mikaëlla is a doll!  She is the cutest
thing on two legs you could ever imagine.  Linda and Mikaëlla read the Bible together every night and God is blessing us with
the both of them.
On Sunday, Sept 5, we asked for someone who had not given us  their story and photo.  So up pops up Serafen Soveniz and
her 4 year old boy Benson Bleji.  We start the interview, asking why she's here, where she's from, where her father is (he's
dead) and where her mom is.  When I ask where her mom is she points to the lady in the second pic who is sitting with her 14
year old son.  

The lady's name is Vilma Silfira and her kid's name is Elifet Augustin.  They came as a family to Cap from Pilat (a mountain
town) 6 years ago and have lived here (squatted) in a shack somewhere on this mountain for 6 years.  This happened
immediately after Serafen's dad (Vilma's husband) died.  It is unbelievable to me that they could stay here 6 years.  I asked
them if they like it here and they said no, they would like a home of their own.  

The more I think about it, the more a co-op type small business is what we need.  It would be for all the women here with one
of them looking out for the little ones and the others selling stuff.  One of the preachers, Roro, has volunteered to come up
with me next Sunday and we will discuss this further.  Stay tuned!

Update 12/12/10:  Serafen needs help.  She is one of the only ones here that pays rent, meaning the family is not a squatter.  
They have no money to pay the rent of $1000H ($133US) for a year.  We really want to help the family.  
Bob's US phone:  520-272-1782
This is Wisliane Bruno.  Wisliane is 33 and has no husband and no kids.  She is a victim of the earthquake in Port au Prince
this past January.  Actually her house was not damaged, but she got very scared and moved up here.  She has no family, her
parents died long ago.  She has been staying on the mountain since January 19, a week after the earthquake happened.  

She needs help with money for rent and for a small business for her to start so that she can start to become self sufficient.  
Thanks for whatever you can do to help her.  
This is Guerline Pierre.  She has lived on the mountain for some time.  She was evicted from her home 3 years ago because
she couldn’t pay the rent.  Her dad is dead and her mom lives in Limbe and is unable to help her.

Guerline and her 5 year old son Cheribin Louis were the third family moved into Jesus Country.  We will be paying for
Cheribin Louis’ schooling next year when he starts first grade, hopefully at the orphanage school.  Guerline also will be given
$1000H to start a business.  She wants to go to Dajabon, the border town in the Dominican Republic, and buy food staples
such as spaghetti, tomato sauce, and other non-perishables and re-sell them.  
This is a very sad story.  Her name is Joanne Diez and she is 27.  She had one kid, a 7 month year old girl.  The girl died,
ostensibly from cholera, while I was in the US this past November.  She didn't know enough to take the baby to the hospital
for free care.  She thought that because she had no money they would refuse her and she didn't do anything, so her
daughter died.  That is so heartbreaking.  

She has been on the mountain since April.  She is a refugee from the earthquake in Port au Prince.  Her mom is dead and her
dad lives in Port au Prince.  Evidently she came here pregnant and looking for shelter.  Now she has lost her daughter.
This is Edna Chery.  She just turned 26 and has 2 kids, a girl 8  and a boy 3.  They were not there when we took this on Dec
12, 2010.  She has been on the mountain about 2 years.  She was sick and what little work she had she lost and got evicted.  
She lives here with the kids.  Her parents live in Cap Haitien but they are sick and unable to help her.
Jinno Lamar