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Bro. Dieusauveur & Sis. Remelia Datus are a missionary couple living on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas. Since 2006, they have been doing missionary work in Haiti and it all started with a dream.

One night while Sis. Datus slept, she had a dream that she was preaching to an old schoolmate and urging him to repent because Jesus is coming soon. When she awoke the next morning, she had a strong conviction to reach out to him, but there was one problem.  The last time she saw him was more than 30 years ago when they were both living in Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite, Haiti and she had no idea if he was still there.  Feeling compelled that this was something God wanted her to do, she spoke with her husband and they, along with their children, went on a trip to Haiti.

When she arrived in l'Artibonite, on the first day she found the man, who looked considerably older than she did.  He did not remember her, but she told him how God had sent her to tell him to repent because Jesus is coming soon. Feeling satisfied that she had done what God asked her to do, she and her family returned to The Bahamas.

Within a few weeks, God gave her a second dream to go and share this message of repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ with another man she knew in l'Artibonite. However, by the time she returned, she learned that the man had died since her last visit. Though disappointed, she decided to visit his family and shared the message God had given to her. 

Again, God gave her a third dream. This time when she went to Haiti, she would travel far from her hometown into the mountains of Caho, where she had never been before.  But first, she reached out to the local Seventh-day Adventist Church to find persons who were willing to go with her.  The members laughed and told her she was crazy.  Not only was it a far journey, but the area where she was going was known for practicing Vodou (also called Obeah).

She finally found a lady she knew who had moved to the mountains and came to town to sell produce. Sis. Datus bought out all her produce that day, and paid her additional money, to be her travel companion. After a 30-minute drive and 7½ hours of walking, they finally arrived in Caho, where the lady arranged for her to stay with relatives. Between her host family, their elderly mother and a sick girl she prayed for on the streets, 10 people accepted Christ as their personal Saviour and became the first members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Caho Fie Fie, Haiti.

After the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and in the midst of a Cholera outbreak, Bro. & Sis. Datus quit their jobs as gardener and housekeeper to become full-time missionaries to Haiti.  They founded Adventist Amour des Missionaries en Action or AMA which means Adventist Love Missionaries in Action and constructed their first church building in Caho, so the members there would have a place to call home. This was no easy task since there were no roads into the mountain village suitable for vehicles or heavy equipment. Materials had to be sourced from the surrounding area or carried long distances. 

Not long after, they opened a school which meets in the church building and reached up to 85 children. Students are provided with school materials, uniforms and a hot meal three days a week; all funded through their ministry.

With no formal training in theology, and limited resources, God has used the Datus Family and AMA to conduct community medical clinics, provide a nursing scholarship for a member who is now part of the medical team and assist persons with home repairs. They also planted and constructed a second church in Pa Benoit and are helping the church at Poste-Perrot to replace their old, crumbling church building.

When asked what advice they would give to other members about gospel ministry, they say “Don’t be scared and don’t worry about how everything will work out; just go. If a gardener and a housekeeper can go, so can you. The job belongs to God.  Obey your boss and He will provide.  When we can see no way, God has 1000 ways.”

Due to the financial impacts of Covid-19, the school is temporarily closed, and construction projects are on hold, along with plans to establish three more churches in unentered areas.

In the meantime, Bro. & Sis. Datus are praying for the churches and for God to provide the resources needed to carry on the work in Haiti, until they are able to Return to l’Artibonite.


This is one of the many stories highlighting the ministries of persons who are sharing the gospel and love of Christ toward their fellowmen, locally and abroad. If you would like to share your story or if you need help to write or record your story, please contact us at or call 341-4021.

A local missionary story effort initiated by the Sabbath School department in conjunction with the Communication department of the South Bahamas Conference. #IWILLGO


Story written by Ms. Marcia Musgrove, Sabbath School leader, Good News Seventh-day Adventist Church.



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The oldest participant was Edith Roach, 77 and the youngest, two-year-old Cristina Rahming from South Andros.

The first male and female were Eric Butler and Sharon St. Price respectively.  Results from Apps which were submitted totaled over 300 miles.  Keep moving folks.  The next walk is scheduled for Monday, April 5, 2021. - Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Director.

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Small gatherings with Meals During the Global Pandemic

Due to the current global pandemic the Ministry of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have set safety guidelines for small gatherings with meals to aid in keeping individuals and communities safe.

The main suggested best practice is that celebrations should only include groups of people that live in the same household. College students who are coming home and persons within the household who traveled abroad, even for short periods, should be considered a different household until they have completed the recommended period of quarantine.

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- Wear masks properly when not eating.

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 Remember that you can still feel close to loved ones through virtual gatherings. –Nurse Valyncia Gooding.


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