Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Another Day...

Monday evening is the night that the ladies of the church come together to study the Bible and pray and encourage each other.  This week, they are planning a mysterious event following church this Sunday.  They love to have fun. All we know is that it was announced last Sunday to bring some money for this....surprise.

Here are the ladies meeting in the school yard, making their plans....

The work crew continues to work on the Children's Village septic fields.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Furry, Crawly Things!

Some of the guys from Saskatoon found a tarantula that they thought they would catch and bring back to show us and scare some of the girls.  Mission accomplished!  Wade donned his leather gloves and coaxed it out of the can and let it crawl up his arm a ways.  He said that it felt very light and very fuzzy.  Perhaps he'll become a tarantula whisperer!

 Also, today, Lorne and Ken from Saskatoon started to erect the new clothes line poles just outside the kitchen/laundry area.  Mme Luc will surely appreciate this as she won't have to carry loads of laundry on her head up two flights of stairs any longer.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Children's Village Continues and Getting Ready for Grand Opening

The work on the Children's Village is continuing.  There is a Haitian work crew digging the septic fields for the duplexes with spades.  It is the goal to get the village ready for its first 'family' of children and their house parents in the very near future.

With the help of the teams that are here, we are getting ready for the Grand Opening of the Technical School and the Medical Clinic in November.  One of the many projects of sprucing up around here this week the repainting of the front gate.  It sparkles in the sunlight!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Another Year......

We arrived in Grand Goave last Wednesday to start another year of hosting teams coming from Canada and the US.  It feels very homey here - we were welcomed with many hugs and lots of laughter.
It some ways, we arrived to rest up!  It has been a very busy summer - we moved Scott to Regina where he is attending university, sold our house in Moose Jaw and moved to a suite in Weyburn. That required much down sizing and storing!
Then we began the process of fund raising so that we can be here for the next couple of years as we have heard from God.  It involved many great visits with friends - old and new.
The summer ended with Alex and Jenna's wedding on Thanksgiving weekend.  It was a very fun day - Wade had the honor of officiating and most of our families were able to attend.  Much fun!

Yesterday we welcomed the first teams of this season.  Some of them will be busy beautifying the campus for the Grand Opening of the Technical School and Medical Clinic on November 13 and some of the folks here are working on the plans for the Goat farm.

Here are some photos.........

Alex & Jenna

Cornerstone, Saskatoon, SK

Rocky Mountain House Alliance (Alberta)