working hard with our friends in nice hot weather sorry no tans or burned faces. We are making progress on the one house tiling and getting the power right, seems to be working. liny the up and down river king has changed Steven seems to have taken over vernon puts on a good face. Bob is the new Queen of the island as he gets the queen alot not the ace or king but we play it every night we are last people up on the island mr. w and mrs. m have been great hosts planing things for us to do we visted a jail the other day and talked to them about Jesus would not want to be there as a cell may hold 12 people in it and is about 10 by 10 looking forward to get home ,we found ice cream rick did not share but bob and the rest crew did so they had a talk to rick about his sharing. the crew gets along even if heron tells them to redo something that does not meet the standard right Rick. all the guys say love you to their wifes,steven oh well is still looking as he has been listening to the consel of the 3 elders gene has been put in isloatation so he misses some of the consel but as we gather on the roof top we all pray together for each other as well as the people we are here to serve, thank you all for your prayers for each of us and your time that we have been away that you have not had any hardships. Mrs V this is from the team.
I went to church 7 am this morning even though I was half asleep. Today I heard Marc preach maybe for the first time in all the years I have been coming to Haiti ARISE. The team went to the youth jail after lunch and witnessed to them with word and brought food stuff. Work on the children's village seems slow... like we go two steps forward and then one step back, so who knows what will get done before we leave. The guys are great to work with. Hope all are fine at home.
Written by Vernon
just thought i would write i am still the king of up and down the river
Bob and rick are doing fine bob just wants ice cream when he gets home going to church 4 times a week plus working mostly in the shade, no ones burning yet miss ya all at home see ya next week thanks for the present Eliazabeth we will try and send more pics later
Written by Rick
We apologize that nothing was added to our blog yesterday. We have experienced some of the frustration associated with shopping for supplies again. It seems the materials considered standard products in Canada are not necesarily stocked here. We are having some fun improvising. Today we spent some time meeting and praying with people in the neighbourhood. One lady we spoke to was grieving the death of her grandson and husband. On Sunday we are visiting a juvenial correction facility at 12:00 PM. They require the family or friends to provide food so they can eat. The hospital has the same policy about food. We have made some progress on the childrens village and hope to have all the work completed before we leave. The Haitain people are great to get to know. These men can certainly dig trenches or whatever you require to have done. We appreciatte your prayers and God bless.