U.S. Marines Bring JAMSBooks to Children in Belize

Remarkable email:

Dear Jean –

We just received some awesome pictures from a recent school desk/supplies distribution at Graham Creek Government School in Belize. U.S. Marines service members and the Belize Defence Force traveled roughly 7 miles in and out through the tough terrain of the Belize Rain Forest going through swamps, creeks, mud, log crossings, and the full elements of nature to get these items delivered to the school.

We would like to express our appreciation for your generous support to BTH17 and the citizens of Belize! The distribution was a huge success and the children loved their coloring books!

We will be posting these pictures on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/southcomppc.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Tatiana Escudero
Public Private Cooperation Division
J7/9 Exercises and Coalition Affairs
U.S. Southern Command



Medicine + Education = Health

Education and medicine. Winning combination!

It’s indeed an honor to be part of the Blessings International team.

What a profound impact these public health educational coloring books will have for children and adults, combined with the power of trained medical professionals and medications – internationally.


New Dental Hygiene Book Reaches Dominican Republic

Dr. Kristin Hutchinson and her medical mission team from Galilee Church sent this picture from Guerra, Dominican Republic, last week. We hear the new book was a hit! Created with Dr. Hutchinson’s input as well as several consultants, and illustrated with cultural sensitivity to the area, the book truly reached the children; they readily received the education.

The team read the book to the children prior to the day of medical treatments, actively teaching them lessons from each page before handing the books out for coloring. We are excited to have included a “find the missing picture” fun page to further reinforce the concepts.

This book is now available for purchase with the text in either a humanitarian or Christian version, in English or Spanish.

It’s Hot Out There

It’s hot out there…so hot. I have AC relief. So many don’t.

I’m thinking about this while I drive 300 diabetes educational coloring books from the printer to the Operation Blessing Warehouse. I’m in my car with the AC blowing. As soon as I open the door, that heat made me sweat immediately.

I actually started whining about it internally for a few inexcusable seconds.

The books in my trunk were bound for Haiti. Will the kids who read them be out in this heat with no relief? Are they accustomed to it? Do they have enough water? I don’t know.

I hope the ones who receive our books get a temporary place in the shade to read, to color, to learn.