Our time in Haiti is winding down which is sad as we know that soon we will leave the pleasent but uncomfortable heat and beautiful green country side for the cold snow of Canada. Our days have been full of fun and hard work! As we ended Sunday night we said we were headed to Jacmel. Well we did, however it wasn't without incident. As we headed up and over the winding mountain road, we were a third of the way up when our driver tried to pass another vehicle when the van we we
We went to Petit-Goave on Saturday morning, and the ladies looked at dresses and then we went to another store and looked at more dresses and it was annoying. Then we had some pat'n to's ice cream and drove back to Grand-Goave for some afternoon swimming. After swimming we had some grits and beans then headed to bed, in the morning I found a baby lizard in bed with me, it was on the bug net but still. This morning we went to church and had a really good message about being
The building continues not only on the homes, but also our relationship with the people. Today the building in the community continues near Petit Paradise, moments out of Grand Goave. Our first home is almost finished, the roof went up today, and the only thing left is to finish the brick in the gables. We finished the foundation on the second home yesterday and the walls started going up today. We (mostly Kim and Cam, our rock hauling machines) have been hauling pails of ro
Well day 3 on the ground at Haiti Arise is coming to a close. We arrived here after a day and a half of mostly uneventful travel. We arrived on haiti arise's grounds a little after lunchtime and after eating lunch we unpacked, got set up and jumped in the nightcrawler and drove over to check out the worksites. after supper we were pretty worn out from only 4 hours of sleep between flights the night before so we went to bed. Tuesday Morning we got up bright and early and had d
What do you get when you combine two fun loving, hard working families from Three Hills, AB, with a fun loving, hard working young woman from California? ..... Even more fun and a desire to build homes for a couple of families in our town who do not have good, sturdy homes to live in. Stay tuned for their experiences ......
Haiti ARISE is on the eve of starting a Birthing Centre. Tannis has been researching and laying plans for this for approximately 3 years. She, Barb and Marcel from Alberta, will be visiting a birthing centre in Torbeck, interviewing for midwives and offering seminars for any matrons in the area to better equip them to help women in their communities give birth in a safe manner. Ground breaking for the centre could start next month.