My name is Sister Mirose Paul and I am the Founder/President of JEOC. JEOC stands for Jeanne Estida Oeuvre Charitable. Jeanne (my mom’s first name) Estida (a combination of my husband’s parents first name) Oeuvre( work translated in English) and Charitable. In my early childhood, I used to see a lot of people: children, the youth, adults, and the elderly come to the front yard of my mother’s house back in Haiti. She always made a big pot of coffee early in the morning to give to the people with bread or cassava. In the afternoon, she would cook a lot of food to give people supper. She had no discrimination against anyone.
- Mirose Paul
JEOC Founder & President
After my mom’s death in 2007, I said to myself I will continue her good deeds in a larger scale. This was the same for my husband’s parents as well. They used to help their countrymen a lot in their village. My husband’s parents would give them money to buy merchandise and sell them to make a little profit. They assist in paying tuition for many children in the village, helping build houses for the poor and those who could not help themselves. Before JEOC was created, my husband and I used to go from house to house back in our town to distribute food, clothes and medicine. We would do the same distribution to the closest prison to our village. As we distributed these items in our town and local prisons, we would speak to them the words of Salvation in order to help them change their behavior to become a better citizen to serve their community. This was an amazing experience for us and its still today.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Matthew 25: 35-40