Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Unexpected Visitors

Last night and this morning we had a house guest!  It is fitting to end the year with this.....
We escorted him out of the house.

Winding down another Season

We are getting ready to head back to Canada tomorrow.  This has been a year filled with many interesting and great adventures.

It ended with a baptism service in the Caribbean Sea.  Twenty-one people were baptized and most of them were young people.
The cow didn't get baptized! He was a spectator.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Prison Ministry

We visited the jail at Petit Goave today.  We took some food and toiletries. We also sang and prayed and share from the Gospel of John.  Picture taking is not allowed at the prison, but this is a 'googled' picture of the jail.  It is actually as it looks!
After this, we visited the youth prison - it is not much better.  Haiti is one of the worst countries in the world to end up in jail.  Please pray....

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bats and Bugs

This spider was crawling on our wall above our headboard one morning and this bat was in the guest house and Wade had an adventure catching it and invented a new game at the same time....batminton!

Busy Teams

The teams had a busy ten days.  The Link poured a concrete floor at the Tapion church and did some landscaping and held a two day VBS for kids.  The Weyburn team painted at the Children's Village and at the Technical school shops and held a two day Youth Event with 90 teens and young adults.

Welcome The Link and Weyburn Free Methodist Teams

The Link Team
Weyburn Free Methodist Church Team

We were excited to have these teams with us from April 6 - 16.  This was a collection of family, old friends and new!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Youth Conference 2015

This morning marks the start of our annual Youth Conference at our church.  Today started with approximately 300 youth and youth pastors from all around the area - Port au Prince to Petit Goave.
It will grow in numbers over the next couple of days. It is quite a privilege to be a part of it.

Supper before....
A cow is always bought and butchered for the conference.

in process.......

Some of our guys all dressed up for the conference

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Primary School construction has begun!

This is an exciting time as the construction of the new Primary School at the Children's Village has been started.
This is day three of the excavation of the ground in preparation to start the foundation.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Goat Farm Project Moving Forward

The Goat Farm has been cultivated and fencing is going up for the various grasses that will be planted for the goats.  It is awaiting the installation of an irrigation system so it can be ready for the arrival of goats in the coming months.

Keith's New Toy

Keith has a new bike, but apparently hasn't figured out where to park it yet!
Big toys for big boys!

Mechanic Shop

This is a great day for our mechanic, Yvon!  For the first time, he is using the
hydraulic hoist in the Mechanic's Shop so he can do some repairs on the Kia.

Time to Blog Again

We haven't posted for a few weeks.  This has been a down time in our schedule -- we have had time to relax, visit in the community, chat and laugh with the other mid-termers, and we went to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic by bus from Port au Prince for 5 days.  It was a great time of exploring the old colonial part of the city and relaxation.

So, this week, we are preparing for guests speakers and a few other individuals to arrive next week for the annual Youth Conference.  It is a conference for youth and youth pastors and leaders from as far away as Port au Prince and Petit Goave.

Once April arrives, we will go into high gear as we will have six weeks of teams and individuals here. It will be full of activity and energy!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Roof Repair

                                             Doing some roof repair on the mission house

Touring Around

This afternoon we took a walk around the neighborhood and here is what is going on....

                                      We found the team at the Children's Village 'working'!


Rick and Olriche

Steve and Scott

Bob, Dave, Vernon and Gene

                                                                And lots of kids!

The newly developed soccer field at the Children's

Lots of blocks for a new wall around
 an EachOne BuildOne house

                                          A family of pigs beside the block construction site

                                         Back at the office....Cadet and Marc talking business

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Moving the Children's Village Forward

We have had to great teams here from Alberta and Montana.  They worked hard on the two duplexes towards bringing them to completion.  When you step onto the property, it feels alive with energy and the presence of God.