Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Tonights post comes from Mark Westman....with a small preamble from my husband in his email....and I am certain the guys will be checking this blog in the morning to see if anything was 'edited out'....
First Dan's email to me...
Now a post from Mark Westman...
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
After supper each night since we arrived, we had highs and lows. We would gather around and go around the group saying what our high of the day was and our low. (which by the way is great because I get to blog about it ;)
That same Haitian then prayed while it was translated in English.. and he was passionate.
We ended up the day, back at our house. Sipping our Coke (in a bottle) while sitting in the shade on patio chairs.. 28 degrees outside.. ;)
God, thank you for this group of guys. Thank you for Judd and Peggy for hosting us, and thank you for using our hands and feet, for growing us and for flowing through us. Give us chances tomorrow to grow our relationships, and help us finish the projects we started. Shine through us. You are Who is, You are Who was and You are Who will always be. We love you..
In Jesus name, Amen.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This next post is from Scott Hildebrand...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This is from Darcy Calder:
It is now day three on the ground on Haiti and we are finally getting to do some work. Our day began early with breakfast at 6:30am and leaving for the jobsite at 7:20am. We spent the first little bit getting a tour of the jobsite and where everything is located. Then we had devo's at 8:30am. This week is a national holiday in Haiti so the national workers will not be back until Thursday so it was just our team, Judd and Tom and John (from the Jack's beach compound). John is from Canada actually Winnipeg orginally. He has been here for a week and is helping us
This is from our Pastor at our church, Kelly Cochrane:
This last one is from Dan Franklin. Some background, he talks about Jason. Jason is a Haitian friend that Dan met when he spent a month there working. Jason is an amazing young man and Dan has kept in touch with him these last two years. He was able to come down to Leogane to visit 'Mr. Dan'....
Today, Jason came to our site around 3 pm. we were working at the home where the kids are living, the ones that will be living in the new location once it is finished. It was great to get to work today and build even though the kids were distracting us at times. Jason shared with the whole group tonight about his experience of the earthquake and the death of his sister. I think the guys were very moved by it and it brought up memories for me of the first time he told me about it and the emotions that came out, even when i shared the story in church after coming home two years ago, it was hard to even read what I had written about it.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I (Trish) have left the blog posts as they were sent to me...hope you can get an idea of what it was like the first days in Haiti for the guys. Keep praying for them and their experience down there!
The first post comes from Dan Franklin:
I'm sitting outside the Miami airport at 1 am! We phoned for an airport pick up from the hotel but our reservation was lost. So we are sitting outside by the palm trees, its about 22 degrees and quite pleasant. The guys are in good spirits even without the prospect of a shower! Our flights today went really well other than an oxygen mask that couldnt be put away and a couple of luggage bins that popped open during take off!
The next post is from Dave Fidler:
This next one is from Rick Reimer....his first reactions that he emailed to his wife Laura: