Praise From St. Damien’s

We are pleased to share this email from:


Jenny Edouard Pierre-Lys, MD MPH, HIV & Community Health Coordinator,
St. Damien’s Pediatric Hospital, Haiti
Hospital Saint-Damien-Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs


JAMSBooks have been very useful in our HIV department at Saint Damien’s Hospital.

Not only has it increase patients patience while in the waiting area, it has also being a huge help in creating or reinforcing bound between parents and children and educate them about several subjects like general and personal hygiene, using the toilet, eating good nutritious food and taking care of yourself,.

As they learned about the importance of planting trees especially in Haiti where there is a deforestation problem.

How to dispose of waste to prevent pollution of air or water that can make the fish and plants sick. 

The importance of insects in the environment

Brief essentially educational topics. Kids love coloring the drawings after reading. Some form a small group to have fun, coloring and interpret the drawings while waiting to be seen by the doctor.

This is a remarkable initiative.

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.


67,674 Reached

67,674 children and many color-happy adults have received JAMSBooks educational materials in the following countries as of today, May 19, 2016. I wonder what it will be like once we surpass 100,000 someday…AWESOME!

South America
Bolivia (80)
Colombia (1,000)
Peru (375)

Central America

Nicaragua (1,160)
Belize (1,500)
Honduras (2,950)
Guatemala (1,140)
El Salvador (1,000)
Panama (1,080)
Central American Burn clinics (1,900)
Unspecified  (12,400)

India (10)

Dominican Republic (3,400)
Haiti (25,550)
Jamaica (1,000)
Dominica (1,000)

Malawi (500)
Ghana (3,650)
South Sudan (20)
Unspecified (5,325)
Swahili-specific (400)

Himalayan Burn Clinic (50)
Philippines (800)

United States

Gospel Story Parable for Africa Available

Thanks to Kim Kargbo and Women of Hope International, a new book is available to help share the gospel in areas of Africa. Kim shared the text of a parable about the sacrifice of a village chief for a project we created for her a few years ago. She’s used this story in West Africa to present the gospel.

Now it’s available in a book form in two sizes. It can be viewed in full if you just send me an email request at Let us know what you think, especially if you have experience in Africa.