Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Neighbors Pet Turkey Setting the Mood for Thanksgiving


    This fellow is strutting around in the yard.  When I look at him I think of that delicious bird on the table on Thanksgiving Day.  He'd better watch out.

We Just Finished a Roof Carrier

    This is our latest project that we did.  A roof carrier for on top of a Toyota.

The Wall is Now Plastered

    There are a few places to touch up on the wall and then it can be painted.  This is a project that needed to be done a long time ago.  We are so happy to have the wall back up once again.

Escotte and Manouchka's Wedding

    The bride and groom

     The best man and the maid of honor

       Kneeling to pray

      The crowds awaited moment: "you may kiss the bride."

    The wedding party listening to a special number from a trio of 3 young men.

Classes Begin in the Seminary

       This is a group of our 3rd year students during Greek class.

     I have the students go to the chalkboard often and have them participate in the classroom.  Much homework is required for the class also.

      These are 1st year students during English class.  They have expressed that they really enjoy the class.

Making Cabinets for Escotte's House

   The wedding day was approaching and we needed to get the kitchen cabinets done. 

   Several days after the wedding we were able to install the kitchen cabinets, finish the roof on the back of the house, and install a front entrance door.

Progress on Minal's Foundation

     The rock foundation is up to floor level.  The inside of the foundation needs to be filled in with rocks and dirt.

     Josiah Ickes is helping unload a load of gravel to fill in the foundation.

Escotte Making School Uniforms

     Escotte making uniforms for the boys.  Every school has their own uniform. 

Repairs Begin to the Front Wall to the Street

   Upon returning to Haiti in September we immediately began to rebuild the front wall to the property that connects to the main avenue.  Josiah Ickes came to lend us a hand.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Truck Painted After Accident

     The truck was finished the night before I traveled to U.S.A.  It took a long time to get the truck done after the accident but everything is back to normal once again.  Take a look at the April posts for the (before) pictures.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Day With the Children

      I enjoy having the children come to visit.  Many of the boys that I have mentored are married and have children.  They bring their children to visit me.

      Too hot outside so the children wanted to color.  This is Ann.

     Dolph prefers to ride his bike but he needed a break from the heat too.

     This is Santisch.   She is cracking open almonds.  There is an almond tree in our yard.

     Alissa has been wanting to come to visit for a long time.

      Dolph on his bike.  Today is the first that he has been able to ride without any help.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Our Bible School Graduation

    A picture of 11 of our 14 graduates this year.

    The students marching in.  Sister Frances Stettler is among them.  She was the sponsor for the graduating class.

    The Bible School director, the teachers, the mission director, and visitors representing GMC.

A Roof Job

     We just finished another roof job.  All the materials had to carried in.  A 2 hour walk from the foot of the mountain.

     The rafters and all roof materials were metal.  All was pre-drilled and then bolted together after arriving at the job site.

Alfonse Turned 15 Years Old

    Alfonse has been with me for over 2 years now and he is the youngest of the boys.  There were no candles but he was happy with the lolly pops instead.

Views of the Citadel Laferriere

      The Citadel sit on the top of a mountain in the northern part of Haiti.  It was built by Henry Christophe.
  A gorgeous view although it was hazy the day we were there.

    I am fascinated by the architecture.  

    All the materials for building were carried by slaves to the top of this steep mountain.  Even cannons and other extremely heavy objects were carried by the slaves.

The Bois Dioute Church

Brother Joseph Aliodore and his wife are our ministers at the Bois Dioute Church.  They have be very faithful workers.

    Pastor Aliodore with 2 other church leaders.

The La Croix Church

    Brother Alexandre Perard and his wife have been with us for over 30 years.  They are a very godly couple. They work tirelessly for the salvation of souls.

Our Boyer Church

   This is our Boyer Church.  It is out in the mountains in the western part of Haiti.

     A Christian Day School is occupying the old church building.

     Brother Jn Francois Letoine is the pastor.  He and his wife are true warriors of the cross.

An Engine Overall

     Missionaries from Lagonave, Richard and Miriam Hartman had engine problems.  They came to our compound to overall the motor.  After taking off the top half of the block (the head) we realized there was much more damage than what we expected.  Praise the Lord it is back on the road.


    You probably have not seen this in a long time.  These men are plowing the field using bulls.

Loaded Trucks


     Public transportation can be dangerous.  You can see that most of the vehicles are over loaded.

The Fond Losier Church

     Sunday morning service.
     A couple that was married after living together for many years.  The man was very sick (near death) and the Lord spoke to him of his need of salvation.  He accepted the Lord as his Savior, got married, and was baptized.  The Lord touched him and he is doing well today.

     Brother and Sister Clovice, the pastors of the church.