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November 30, 2017

I have to admit I have not been the most up to date blogger. But I want to first say a big thank you to the more than 100 friends who have been lifting me up in prayer today. It means a ton. I feel I have been battling to not allow the feeling of hopelessness creep in when life doesn't deal a fair hand. Pastor Corey Kope, at Venue Church, shared a powerful and timely message last Sunday night that hit me right to the core of where I am at. He shared about the doubting...

November 30, 2017

Hey Cornerstone family, Michael here. Today was our last one here in Haiti and it was hard to say goodbye. As excited as each of us is to go home and see our family and friends it is hard to leave this place. The people we have met and the things we have got to do and see won’t easily be forgotten.

Today was a day to finish up a few little things and say our goodbyes as well as relax as we prepared to go home. The morning started with a trip to the market. This was...

November 29, 2017

What a wonderful time it has been here in Grand Goave, Haiti!.   It has been so good getting to know each person on our team better!  What a great/fun team we are!!   Here's a few pieces of information that you may not have heard yet: There have been 15 short pews made and stained twice, ready for use, 10 long pews made and have been stained once; we have used a total of 5 gallons of stain/varnish, 7 gallons of white paint (in the new school), 7 gallons of cream-colore...

November 27, 2017

Hi from Haiti!!! Venessa here.   

Sunday a day of rest and that is what it felt like. The power last night was not consistent so therefore the A/C was not consistent. Sleep was not found easily for a few of us. I am not sure what the temp was overnight but this afternoon I found out it was 29*C with humidity felt like 40*C. I did not sleep well so a nap after church was very welcome.  

Church service started at 8 but most of the locals went to Sunday School at...

November 26, 2017

Hey Family and Friends back home!

Lowell here checking in. 

Being Saturday we would typically have the day off and go to the market in the morning, but because there are two teams here they sent the other team to the market and we continued working on projects.  We will head to the market sometime next week.  

Some of our team continued working on pews, others went to the children's village to paint a classroom in the elementary school, and Abby, Justin, and I g...

November 25, 2017

Greetings from Grand Goave! It’s Bethany here. We’re having a wonderful time so far, enjoying the weather, the projects, and the people. If anyone was curious, my hair has been getting bigger and bigger by the day.

This morning was spent sanding, staining and assembling the church pews. They’re coming along at a pretty good pace, and it’s been a lot of fun to be a part of that process. A few members of our team also began laying brick at the new duplex in the Children’s...

November 24, 2017

Hello there fellow readers,

So to continue with our update here in Grand Guave, today kept us quite busy..again! We had an early start to our day, starting with a delicious breakfast of porridge. When we were all ready to hit the grind, a few of us varnished the pews that were finished and others went back to help at the children’s village to continue laying brick. With a few water breaks here and there to re-energize, we managed to get a lot done before lunch rolled ar...

November 23, 2017

Hello again! It’s Abby:)

We’ve been quite busy today starting and finishing new projects! The painting crew (including many members of our team as well as members of the Crossroad team) have kept busy in finishing painting the cafeteria at the Technical School and the upstairs bathrooms. We also started on the church pews. The sanding is finished and 10 of 25 pews are done being built. There are also a few who were continuing on the duplex. Although the Bobcat broke dow...

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