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More photos from Haiti team

  • Posted on: 11 December 2015
  • By: dheacock

Here are the latest photos from the Haiti team, sent with comments by team member Wayne Kelly (click on thumbnails for full-size images):

Below: A new church being constructed on the property adjacent to the Kids Alive children's village--we noticed that when they are making cylinder blocks at the site, they only have one mold, so that have to make them one block at a time.

December Haiti Team, Thursday, December 10th, 2015

  • Posted on: 11 December 2015
  • By: wkelly

We finished our work on Thursday morning by moving dirt around the septic tank at the new boys house at Kids Alive, then travelled up over the mountain to a place where cruise ships dock so that we could buy clothes.  We were then taken to the Cormier resort where we relaxed and enjoyed the ocean and had a great dinner. Everyone in the group wants to say 'Hi' to their family, and let them know that we are doing well. Thank you for praying for us. 

December Haiti Team, Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

  • Posted on: 10 December 2015
  • By: wkelly

We spent the morning finishing the painting of the transitional house, and moved some dirt and rocks around the foundation.  Then we went on a walk through the local community around Kids Alive, where we visited a woman who was the mother of some of the Kids Alive children.  She had grown up in a house that her father built out of sticks and mud, with a sheet metal roof.  She told us that it had collapsed once in a hurricane, but they had rebuilt it.  It was sad to see so many people living in poor conditions.

December Haiti Team, Monday, December 7th, 2015

  • Posted on: 7 December 2015
  • By: wkelly

The team had our first day of work, and it was a tremendous effort.  We painted the roof, helped prep for the concrete work, and then got the entire sidewalk poured and finished around the transitional house.  We are thankful that everyone is still feeling well, and there were no injuries on the construction site.  We are still missing our luggage, but our spirits are good and we have learned how to share clothes, and wash clothes in the sink and hang them to dry for the next day.

December Haiti Team, Arrival in Cap Haitien, December 5th, 2015

  • Posted on: 5 December 2015
  • By: wkelly

The flight from Miami to Cap Haitien went smoothly and quickly, and the mountain scenery as we approached the city was beautiful. We were warmly greeted by John from Kids Alive at the airport, and we quickly cleared through immigration and waited for our luggage. Unfortunately, for most of us the luggage did not arrive with our flight, so we will try to recover it tomorrow. Please pray that our luggage comes tomorrow, as all of the medicine brought by Joe and Missy did not arrive with us.