Well after getting somewhat caught up on sleep, felt it was time to do a final blog. Final day of travel started at 3:15 am Haiti time to get ready for a long day of travel. We arrived at airport in PAP to start the long day of flying. We flew to Fort Lauderdale and to start the customs clearing process the team all made it through with little issues except for Stacey. She was directed to a line that seemed like she would be in for hours. The rest of the team went onto baggag
Today was a day that God used to advance His kingdom and allowed us to participate in His work. Many of us began our day back at the home building site feeling enthusiastic & grateful to work alongside the Haitians and to be a blessing to Haitian families in need. Little did we know that God had bigger plans for our team today. We moved blocks, mixed & shoveled mortar & I of course spent time with a dozen or so Haitian children. Toward the end of our morning Marc came to
It's hard to believe that day 8 is coming to a close. It has been very rewarding to be back in Haiti and we are blessed to be part of the team from The Link. It has been such fun to be part of this group. Norm returned with the crew to the house building site where the first house received a tin roof today. Jurgen was able to use his skills working with a Haitian carpenter putting the rafters up. The Haitian carpenter then added the tin. It was extra special to get a p
Our day started with me having to rescue two of our girls who were locked in the guest house due to the fact that..........well, lets just say they were locked in. We started the day in church here at Haiti Arise. When we arrived, the people of the church were already singing, and on a day when there was no sound equipment or instruments to help with worship, it was not needed as the people sang from the top of their lungs. There was never a lull, or a quiet time as everyon
Day started out with an awesome breakfast of my favourite - pancakes!! Work projects consisted of sanding a table for the tech school sewing class and home building in the nearby community. Also some of the team went to the local market for the Haitian experience of their superstore. The community of Petit Paradis is where we are building the homes and there is great need here. We have two houses ready for roofs and the other two are all blocked and ready for beams and roofs.
When we all arrived here in Haiti...Steve mentioned that The Lord had spoken to each of us and called out to us to do ' his calling'. When we acknowledge to God that we want to give back to him for all of his blessings that he gives to us, it can be a challenge to many when he directs us. His calling is determined by him and he gives us the power to do many amazing things. I have had a challenge of dealing with a propane convection oven that has never been hooked up in 2 ye
Today's adventure was the concrete pour on the roof of the 3rd duplex in the Children's Village. I wondered last night what I could expect from this event. Steve explained that a couple of Haitian men would mix the cement on the ground and pass it up by way of a tiered scaffolding system in 5 gallon buckets to the roof and ferried along via a 'bucket brigade' to the spot needed. Seemed pretty straight forward, right? Well, on site this morning I got a much better appreciatio
Lets get this straight. I am blogging tonight by default because I am the only team member still awake after the hard work day in the heat. Today was a good day as most of the team continued to help build homes on the side of mountain. I was not sure if I should call it a hill or a mountain but after putting a 93 pound bag of cement on my head to transport some up to the house I knew that the top would have been impossible to reach with out a rest. By no means can our team ta