Saturday, May 31, 2014

EMI Team

A team of  engineers, a surveyor, an architect and an auto CAD (drafting) person have arrived to do some planning and consulting for the Haiti ARISE properties.  They are from all over North America and are with us for the week.

EMI (Engineers Ministry International) is a not for profit organization that connect and work alongside ministries all over the world.  They have been assisting Haiti ARISE from the start in 2003 as the very first plans were drawn for the first Technical School and our residence building.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sharing with Others.....

Many of you send or bring down sports equipment and clothing.  We have accumulated a supply of soccer balls, jerseys, and basketballs.  Marc Eddy contacted coaches in Grand Goave at schools and at other ministries who have been in need of these items.  He has a great big heart and loves children.  He was raised in an orphanage, so he knows what it is like to go without and knows how wonderful it is to receive such gifts.
Marc Eddy is in the blue and red stripped shirt and Wade and Noah presented the gifts on behalf of Haiti ARISE.

This is Brother Jean who coaches basketball.  His team gets invited to
play other teams, but are not allowed to because they did not have jerseys
until now!

These are soccer teams and a teacher at a local school that we were able to
bless with soccer equipment.


Recycling has arrived in Haiti.  Plastic bottles are being collected in neighborhoods and gathered in spots along the roadside to be picked up by trucks and taken to Port au Prince.  They are put on ships and sent to China for recycling.  This is a very good thing for the country, as plastics have inundated the countryside.  There is very little garbage pick up - in fact most of the country doesn't have any at all.  With a population of ten million people, this is a very big problem and recycling is a good solution to part of it.

Monday, May 19, 2014


There have been bees living in the wall of the sound booth at the church.  They have been there for some time now, and this is the 'fruit' of the hive.  Now this is FRESH honey!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

What Time is It?

This clock moves counter clockwise to tell time - Haiti time!  It took awhile to catch on to it, but it can be done! It was in the lobby of our hotel in Port Salut.  One of the many fun things on our trip.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Port Salut

The Honorats, Noah and us had the chance to get away for a couple of days, so we took advantage of it.  We went to Port Salut on the southern tip of Haiti.  It is approximately 3 hours from Grand Goave and is amazingly beautiful.  The whole town is located along the coast and there are many hotels - all with ocean front views. Here are some shots from the trip.....

Hotel Lobby

A couple views of our hotel

The dining room with the ocean across the street
An anchor on the shore near our swimming area.
How did it get there and how long has it been there?
Marc & Lisa
The view from the restaurant that we visited for supper
one evening
Sunset from our beach!
A Voodoo temple we passed by on the way
At a waterfall

Sunday, May 11, 2014

'Come and Go' Friday Night Prayer

For the Fridays in May, we have all night prayer (7 til 1) and some come prepared to stay the whole night. People and families bring what they need (blankets, pillows, burlap) to sleep on.  What they sleep on here is probably what they sleep on at home. The microphone is left open for anyone to pray or read scripture to everyone.  There is music playing and we all pray and worship on our own. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Blocks for EachOne BuildOne

In our Children's Village property, under a mango tree, workers are making concrete blocks to be used in the construction of EachOne BuildOne homes.  These are homes built for families that lost their homes in the earthquake.  If they own their own land and can supply help with the labor, they may qualify for one of these homes.  People from North America donate the funds for these homes.  The cost of one is between $6,000 - $8,000 US.
The block maker does two at a time.  They are set out to set for a day to harden and then they are ready for use.

Fun and Work!

We had a little prebreakfast fun this morning.....Jenna got Alex to have a cup of coffee.  This is an extremely rare occasion for Alex.  Next was the question of the day....Who has the most tanned legs?  Michelle or Alex?

Then it was off to work.  The team is giving the duplexes a finishing coat of paint.  The cabinets have been installed in the north end of the first duplex.  It is getting closer to completion and an opening date.