Update on Yolande

Remember Yolande?  You can read her post here    

UPDATE: After she admitted her daughter to the RC she went back to her house where she had been a slave child.  They told her she needed to leave they did not have a place for her there anymore.  Nice people huh?  She was walking in the village not knowing what to do.  A lady that we know, who recently accepted Christ, asked her where she was going.  She had known of her when she lived in the village a few years back.  She invited her to move in with her in her small two room stick house.  She has been feeding her and letting her sleep there.  I called for Yolande to come see me last Friday.  We sat down and had a great talk.  I told her that I wrote to some friends about her life and the you had responded.  There was $600US donated for her.  I had just rented two large rooms in a house in the village to place some others that were in need of housing.  She will be moving into one of the rooms.  The money donated will be used to buy her a bed, table, and other items to get started.  Her biggest concern was her little boy (pictured below).  She had left him with some extended family of the father in another village.  She was worried about him.  I called the lady here in Cazale that was giving her housing and food. I asked her what she thought.  She was very happy that we were going to help Yolande and asked if she could go with her to pick up her son.  RHFH gave her taxi money to go.  When they arrived he was sitting on the ground in the dirt, with no clothes on.  He was screaming and crying.  He was asking for food.  She got her son and brought him back to the village naked, hungry and confused, but happy to be together with him again.  Tomorrow she will be moving into her new room.  She is beyond excited about this new chapter in her life.  She is very thankful to each of you for thinking of her.  It seems hard for her to accept this unconditional love from strangers.  But she is changed.  She is loved.  She feels Jesus.  That is what it is all about.  Several other people have asked what they can do to help.  I want her to get settled in to her new home.  Her daughter will remain in the RC for a few more weeks.  We will then begin to think about what she wants to do.  If she wants to start a small business I would like to help her with that, or if she would like to work in the RC I would be willing to hire her there as well.  We will be able to find all the clothing, shoes and toys they need from all the items donated from the semi trailer.  A good friend from Markleville, donated lots of household items that came on the semi trailer.  So we are covered on plates, bowls, cups and silverware.   So what she is needing is other kitchen items.  Pots, pans, wash basins, cooking stove, knives etc.  I estimate we can get these items for around $100.00US.  She will also be needing some help with food expenses for a few months.  An amount of $60 to $80US per month would be a great help to her.  Please email me at licia@realhopeforhaiti.org if you would like to help.  


Psalm 146:2-4 (The Message)

Psalm 146:3-9

    Hallelujah! O my soul, praise God!
   All my life long I’ll praise God,
      singing songs to my God as long as I live.

 3-9 Don’t put your life in the hands of experts
      who know nothing of life, of salvation life.
   Mere humans don’t have what it takes;
      when they die, their projects die with them.
   Instead, get help from the God of Jacob,
      put your hope in God and know real blessing!
   God made sky and soil,
      sea and all the fish in it.
   He always does what he says—
      he defends the wronged,
      he feeds the hungry.
   God frees prisoners—
      he gives sight to the blind,
      he lifts up the fallen.
   God loves good people, protects strangers,
      takes the side of orphans and widows,
      but makes short work of the wicked.

One person has comitted to sending Yolande $20 each month. Another person has comitted $300 for the next 6 months for her.  Another person is sending $40.
  There has been a few other one time donations to cover all her cost.  She is set for the next 6 months!  THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE!


5 Responses to Update on Yolande

  1. Cami MacDonald says:

    WOW, look at her smile! Such a contrast from her photo in your previous post. All mothers in need should have the lift in spirit that this young woman has received. You’re doing wonderful work, thank you!!!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Can you tell us how Telismane and her boys are. I haven’t heard anything about them since before the eq. thanks.

  3. Dee Pring says:

    She and that baby boy look so beautiful!!! Isn’t it amazing what God can do if we listen to his voice? Can a special “care package” of food,needed items,etc. be shared with the sweet lady in the stick hut who came to Yolande’s aid? She gave of what little she had-can God’s people “pack it down”, “shake it together” and return some of that love to her?

  4. Joan says:

    Thanks for the update. Made me feel happy to see her
    so happy and for such a small amount of money from a few people, it has made the world of difference. None of this would have happened without you Licia, you really are an angel. I will send another small amount of money in one month. I know you are busy but another update to let us know how they are all going would be appreciated because I know I will be thinking of her. God Bless her and the children and you.

  5. Bekki says:

    I was so happy to meet Yolande during my stay. She is lovely and has good logical reasoning. I enjoyed my short time loving on her little daughter. God’s blessing on her – please tell her the ‘blan’ sends prayers for her!

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