Missions Trip Blog

Oct 2014 Haiti Trip Update - Day 3 (Monday, 10/20)

  • Posted on: 21 October 2014
  • By: doug

This morning the team awoke for another early morning call that we have all become accustomed to. Our morning started off a little shaky because the gas at our house was not working. That meant no pancakes, and no pancakes means a group of disgruntled mission’s workers. However, we were all so excited to get to the village for our first day of work that it didn’t seem to phase us.

Oct 2014 Haiti Trip Update - Day 1 (Saturday, 10/18)

  • Posted on: 18 October 2014
  • By: doug

October 18, 2014 -- Miami, FL

One by one all eight of us made our way to the church bright and early this morning. After many sips from our familiar Starbucks coffee cups and the real life Tetris game that was the back of the Flory’s truck, which was packed to the top with suitcases full of donations for the people of Haiti, we headed off towards good ol' MCI. Once we reached the airport we checked all sixteen bags and headed for the plane. We soon settled into all of our seats and were ready for takeoff.

During the flight many of us had the opportunity to speak with other travelers about where we were headed and what we were doing, sharing God’s

Team leaving for Haiti on October 18

  • Posted on: 15 October 2014
  • By: doug

We're sending another team to Haiti on Saturday, October 18--the team blog posts should begin appearing here within a couple of days of their arrival in Haiti. This team will have both a construction crew and a medical crew. Please pray for safety as they travel, and for their stamina, health, and safety while they are there. Please pray also that God will demonstrate his love, both to them and through them.

Feb 20 -- Thursday

  • Posted on: 21 February 2014
  • By: doug

Putting the roof panels in place is a REALLY interesting process…..lots of hands….lots of lifting and bamboo poles to help you reach that high.  Lots of “panel coming up”,  “move to the left one inch”, “watch that pole”, up a smidgen”, that’s perfect.

Feb 19 -- Wednesday

  • Posted on: 21 February 2014
  • By: doug

Another rooster, another dawn, another great breakfast and off to work.  We ride in the back of a flatbed truck that is on it’s 3rd reincarnation.  In Haiti reincarnation works on a downward spiral.  But we do not have to walk!  If one sits near the cab the diesel fumes cause you to forget the heat… and everything else.  If you sit near the rear, the dust coats everything.  One each ride one struggles with the conundrum of “where to sit” this time.

Feb 18 -- Tuesday

  • Posted on: 21 February 2014
  • By: doug

As the sun begins to rise, the roosters begin to crow…oh wait…it is the other way around.  The roosters begin WELL before the sun begins to rise.  It brings to mind the Indian way of signaling with smoke….one leads to another.   So far it has been determined that there are 437 different “communities” of roosters.  It makes one long for chicken soup!!

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