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Jan / Feb / March 2010
Greeting in the Wonderful and Matchless Name of Jesus Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, what a Mighty God You are; you have allowed us to see another year and decade. There are great things in store as we do what we have been commissioned. We are proud to announce that our 501(c)3 “NonProfit” application is pending and everything looks good. This will allow those of you who would like to support us make tax free donations. We will be able to help more people now; especially children to find a positive outlook on life as we grow and establish more programs. In this first issue of 2010, I am very proud to feature Mr. Junio Saint Juste, Director of North American Haitian Scholarship Association (NAHSA). Black History Month spotlights Dr. Patricia Bath for her contributions to ophthalmology. We hope you will read and enjoy. Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement; it is very important to us. We pray God’s blessings upon you this year and may all your dreams come true, with work and determination. Your servant in Christ,
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Mr. Junio Saint Juste, Director North American Haitian Scholarship Association (NAHSA)
Volume 10 Issue 1
Food for Thought: A Year of Time by Steven B. Cloud Pulpit Helps, Vol. 14, #2 Though even thinking on the subject of time may prove discomforting, it is not a bad idea—especially at the beginning of a new year. As we look into year we look at a block of time. We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. And all is a gift from God. We have done nothing to deserve it, earn it, or purchased it. Like the air we breathe, time comes to us as a part of life. The gift of time is not ours alone. It is given equally to each person. Rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and weak—every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours every day. Another important thing about time is that you cannot stop it. There is no way to slow it down, turn it off, or adjust it. Time marches on. And you cannot bring back time. Once it is gone, it is gone. Yesterday is lost forever. If yesterday is lost, tomorrow is uncertain. We may look ahead at a full year’s block of time, but we really have no guarantee that we will experience any of it. Obviously, time is one of our most precious possessions. We can waste it. We can worry over it. We can spend it on ourselves. Or, as good stewards, we can invest it in the kingdom of God. The New Year is full of time. As the seconds tick away, will you be tossing time out the window, or will you make every minute count?
It’s Time to Pray: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Babbage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . DO! That two letter word . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matter of Perception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LifeLines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Junio Saint Juste [NAHSA]. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Subscription Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Kids Korner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recommended Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Word of The Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Inventor: Patricia Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laser Eye Surgery Pioneer . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . Mission Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Charles Babbage (1791-1871)
Charles Babbage –
In London, during the summer 1821, Charles Babbage (1791-1871), inventor and mathematician, is poring over a set of astronomical tables calculated by hand. Finding error after error he finally exclaims 'I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam'[engines]. Babbage embarked on an ambitious venture to design and build mechanical calculating engines to eliminate the risk of human error in the production of printed tables. The 'unerring certainty of machinery' would solve the problem of human fallibility. His work on the engines led him from mechanized arithmetic to the entirely new realm of automatic computation. Tabular errors provided a practical stimulus. But this was not his only motive. He also saw his engines as a new technology of mathematics.
When was the very first computer invented or designed? Think 1849. Today, computers are taken for granted and we use them like any other tool. However, during Charles Babbage’s lifetime they were only a “thought in his mind”. He realized that the world, especially the world’s maritime shipping industry, could benefit greatly by having accurate tables to locate their position while at sea. This story reminded us that no matter what your dream is you should never give up. Charles Babbage spent 17 years [1832-1849] trying to build his calculating machine and investors spent 17,500 British Pounds [$28,574 in today’s dollars] supporting his dream but he never saw it in his life time. “I encourage you to never give up on your dreams no matter what. Remember, as long as you don’t give up you haven’t failed. It took 153 years to complete his dream but during his life time he never gave up on his it” --- Rose Shuman.
“I encourage you to never give up on your dreams no matter what. Remember, as long as you don’t give up you haven’t failed. It took 153 years to complete his dream but during his life time he never gave up on it” --- Rose Shuman, Editor Babbage himself failed to build a complete calculating engine and his designs remained a historical curiosity for over 150 years. Finally, in 2002, the first full-size Babbage Engine (Difference Engine No. 2), built faithfully to the original designs, was completed at the Science Museum in London, the culmination of a seventeen year project. The Engine consists of 8,000 parts, weighs 5 tons and measures eleven feet long and seven feet high. It works as Babbage intended, and brings to a close an anguished chapter in the prehistory of computing. Source: http://www.computerhistory.org/babbage/
The Serenity Prayer Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen. --Reinhold Niebuhr
The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; (Continued in the next column)
Isaiah 41:10 (KJ V ) Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
The Two letter word DO! - (Cont’d) This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. -- Joshua 1:8 Amplified
By Rose M. Shuman Have you ever thought about the little two letter word DO? The New Oxford American Dictionary defines DO as to perform, work on (something), to bring to completion, or a required state. Work for a living, what does he or she DO? Undertake, conduct one self, behave toward, complete, be useful, and be effective. This little word has pages of definitions, but so seldom do we take the time to do. • If we want to get from here to there we must DO. • If we want anything in life we must DO. • Life is packed full of Doing, good or bad. • To eat, DO! To drink, DO! • We can’t get anything or go any place, without Doing! The Bible mentioned the word DO 1,331 times and describes doing as getting the job done. (Continued in the next column)
As I was reading this passage of scripture, it came clear to me that I am required to do something to get something. God is not going to rain down blessings until I start. He gave us all that we need to be prosperous if we would use what we have. We should make the effort to get started, and by faith take that first step. Believe, act (DO), and see what God will DO!
LifeLines Psalms 25: 4-7 (NIV) "Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD." John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. Proverbs 21:23 (NIV) He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
A Matter of Perception What Do You See?
Do you see the two lovers kissing in the picture on the left? Hint? Ignore the ivy hair. The young boy is on the left: his hair is the dark right eye of the old man; his clothes are the old man's beard; his hat is the old man's left eyebrow; his arm is the old man's upper lip and mustache. The girl is on the right: her face is the bridge of the old man's nose; her hair is the old man's right eye; her dress is the beard of the old man's chin.
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Mr. Junio Saint Juste
Founding Director 770.873.7315 North American Haitian Scholarship Association (NAHSA) A School in Haiti for Children through the Eight Grade
Mr. Junio St-Juste – Cont’d
Teresita Glasgow – Cont’d
I was born and raised in Haiti and in 2008, after a period of thinking, reflecting, and looking for ways to help children of the neighborhood where I was raised I decided to start a school for those who couldn’t afford to attend otherwise. My parents travel to Haiti every few years and when they returned they would always share stories about young men and women that were classmates and friends of mine. Some of them had their own families consisting of five children or others that had six or seven children and no means of taking care of them. Many of their children do not and cannot attend school. Some start school for a few years but stop before the school year is finished. Several of these stories really touched my heart. For those of you who do not know, “The schools in Haiti are not free to attend.” The few public schools that are available cannot accommodate the population and the teachers, at times, teach for months without a salary. Therefore parents who can afford it enroll their children in private school. Private schools accommodate approximately 75% to 80% of the children attending schools in Haiti. In October 2008 I met with a group of friends and discussed the idea with them of starting a school and a scholarship fund and we decided to start a nonprofit organization to help children all over Haiti through the eighth grade level. We decided to concentrate in the rural areas where schools are miles away from the population and where parents that need the assistance the most. I remember I had to walk two hours going to school and two hours going back home every day; five days a week. (Cont’d in the next column)
Mr. Junio St-Juste – Cont’d Rural families, who have more children than they can care for often give some of their children to people who live in the cities. Pan American Development Foundation’s reported that poverty forced at least 225,000 children in Haiti’s cities into slavery as unpaid household servants. The report recommends that Haiti’s government and international donors focus efforts on educating the poor and expanding social services. With the help of family and friends we started our first school last year on September 14th 2009. At the end of 2009 we had a total of 43 students enrolled. All of our children attend school free and we collected backpack for 32 of these students before classes started. We pay our teachers monthly from the donations we receive from our supporters. We are seeking support for a second school that is waiting for funding. Our schools don’t have lights and only minimum of supplies. If you would like to support our effort, here is how you can do that: Sponsor the salary of one of these individuals: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Teacher - $60 per month. Principal - $90 per “ Female Janitor - $30 “ Male Janitor - $20 “
I want to let you know that all of our children attending our school survived the earth quake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.
NAHSA Board Members Ronald Lafond - Vice President Tony Wright – Executive Director Dona Tucker – Secretary Emmanuel Norgaisse - Treasurer
A Prayer For Students God of light and Truth, thank you for giving me a mind that can know and a heart that can love. Help me to keep learning every day of my life, for all knowledge leads to you.
A Poem "If apples were pears And peaches were plums And the rose had a different name. If tigers were bears And fingers were thumbs I'd love you just the same." - Valentine's Day Songs and Poems
Let me be aware of your presence in all things and at all times. Encourage me when work is difficult and when I am tempted to give up; encourage me when my brain seems slow and the way forward is difficult. Grant me the grace to put my mind to use exploring the world you have created, confident that in you there a wisdom that is real.
--- Charles Henderson
Mr. Junio Saint Juste Director and Founder of the
"Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November, February has twenty-eight alone, All the rest have thirty-one; Excepting leap year, that 's the time When February's days are twentynine."
All of these kids in Haiti attend school “Free” because of the generosity of Mr. Junio Saint Juste’s NAHSA and his supporters.
North American Haitian Scholarship Association
My name is Junio Saint Juste. I was born in Jacmel, Haiti. My parents, brother, sister and I left Haiti in 1991. Upon arrival in New York City (NYC) I entered Jamaica High School and graduated with a High School diploma in 1994. In September 1994, I entered Hunter College where I graduated with a bachelor of Art in History in 1999. After graduation, I worked for the NYC board of Education for two years. In 2002 I went back to school enrolling in Molloy College and graduated with a degree in Respiratory therapy in 2004. In 2001, I married my High School Sweet heart and now we are raising four beautiful children together. Coming from the poorest country in the western hemisphere [Haiti] to the richest country was a great opportunity for my whole family. Back in Haiti where I spent my first 15 years, my uncle used to pay for our school and we were fortunate to benefit from such help. In 2008 we started this organization [NAHSA] with efforts of friends and family in order to send thousands of children from the mountains and countryside of Haiti to school.
Word of The Day: tor⋅tu⋅ous –adjective Dull of twists, turns, or bends; twisting, 1. winding, or crooked: a tortuous path. Not direct or straightforward, as in procedure 2. or speech; intricate; circuitous: tortuous negotiations lasting for months. Deceitfully indirect or morally crooked, as 3. proceedings, methods, or policy; devious.
Recommended Reading 1. The Holy Bible – The ‘how to’ book of life. 2. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. ISBN: 0-6710-2703-4 3. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Dr. Ben Carson. ISBN: 0-310-21469-6 4. Led by Faith by Immacule`e Ilibagiza ISBN-13: 978-1401918880 5. Left to Tell by Immacule`e Ilibagiza ISBN10: 1401908977 6. I Believe in Visions by Kenneth E. Hagin. ISBN: 0892765089
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. --Benjamin Franklin Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other. --Thomas Fuller Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. --Langston Hughes Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Black Inventor - Patricia Bath
Patricia Bath – Cont’d During the program she developed a number of theories about cancer growth and at the end of the summer she offered a mathematical equation that could be used to predict the rate of the growth of a cancer. So impressed with her was Dr. Bernard that he incorporated parts of her research into a joint scientific paper that he presented at a conference in Washington, DC. Due to the resulting publicity about her work, Mademoiselle magazine presented Patricia with its 1960 Merit Award. The award was presented annually to ten young women demonstrating the promise of great achievement. In only 2 1/2 years of study she was able to graduate from high school and set out for college.
When Patricia Era Bath was born on November 4, 1942, she could have succumbed to the pressures and stresses associated with growing up in Harlem, New York. With the uncertainty present because of World War II and the challenges for members of Black communities in the 1940's, one might little expect that a top flight scientist would emerge from their midst. Patricia Bath, however, saw only excitement and opportunity in her future, sentiments instilled by her parents.
“Only 16 years old . . . she developed a number of theories about cancer growth and . . . offered a mathematical equation that could be used to predict the rate of the growth of a cancer.” Her mother encouraged her to read constantly and broadened Patricia's interest in science by buying her a chemistry set. With the direction and encouragement offered by her parents, Patricia quickly proved worthy of their efforts. Bath was enrolled in Charles Evans Hughes High School in New York where she served as the editor of the school's science paper. In 1959, she was selected from a vast number of students across the country for a summer program at Yeshiva University (New York City) sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Only 16 years old she worked in the field of cancer research under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Bernard and Rabbi Moses D. Tendler. (Continued in the next column)
In 1964, Bath graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York. Soon thereafter, she enrolled in medical school at Howard University in Washington, DC. Her exposure to Black professors and administrators had a great impact on her belief in Black leadership in society. While in medical school, she took part in a summer program in Yugoslavia, focused on pediatrics research. The program, sponsored by a government fellowship, allowed her to travel abroad for the first time and to gain experience internationally. She graduated with honors from Howard in 1968. In the Eye Clinic in Harlem she noticed that many of the patients suffered blindness while few at the Columbia Eye Clinic did. After further research she concluded in a well-received report that Blacks were twice as likely to suffer from blindness as the general population. Further research would reveal that Blacks were eight times more likely to suffer blindness as a result of glaucoma than whites.
“Dr. Bath pioneered the use of Lasers Eye Surgery to vaporize cataracts within a couple of minutes.” In 1981 she began work on her most well-known invention which she would call a "Laserphaco Probe." The device employed a laser as well as two tubes, one for irrigation and one for aspiration (suction). The laser would be used to make a small incision in the eye and the laser energy would vaporize the cataracts within a couple of minutes. The damaged lens would then be flushed with liquids and then gently extracted by the suction tube. With the liquids still being washed into the eye, a new lens could be easily inserted. Bath sought patent protection for her device and received patents in several countries around the world. She intends to use the proceeds of her patent licenses to benefit the AIPB. Patricia Bath retired from UCLA in 1993 and continues to advocate vision care outreach and calls for attention to vision issues.
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