Missions Trip Blog

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!!

Feb 13 -- A day of "rest"...

  • Posted on: 18 February 2014
  • By: doug

Here’s the sort of thing you don’t see everyday in the States: during our morning bus ride to the Kids Alive compound today, team member Carolyn suddenly pointed out the side of the bus, shouting, “Oh my gosh!!” We all looked where she was pointing and saw a Haitian woman carrying a large metal bowl on her head—with a complete cow’s head in it.

Feb 11 - Progress!

  • Posted on: 13 February 2014
  • By: bengel

At times it has seemed that the work is progressing slowly, but we are making progress on the foundation of the home we are building. Today we continued preparing for the foundation pour by cutting rebar to length and cutting wire that will be used to tie the rebar cages and wire mesh and foam panels together.

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