|Glorifying God in Haiti. Not my will but His!
|Scripture of the Month
|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
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The Little Orphanage and Haven of Jesus (LOHJ)
45 W. Fort Lowell Rd, #27
Tucson, AZ 85705-5927
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|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
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?
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|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.
|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.