Monday, October 17, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

The winds leveled many homes.

     Trees were uprooted, crops were destroyed, gardens were flooded,  and many lives were lost.  There is now the danger of cholera and other diseases related to a storm of this caliber.

Two New Additions to Our Family


    One of my boys was married last October and he now is the proud father of this little gentleman.

     This newborn baby was born during the hurricane.  His mother was in labor during the storm and they went to several hospitals until they got help.  The mother was having complications.  She delivered twins but the baby girl didn't survive.

Look at the Size of this Critter

    This is a centipede and it was the size of a hot dog.  You can see that a part of it was cut off.

The Bee Sting

     This little boys was working the garden and ran into a wasp nest.  His face is swelled and his eyes are almost closed.

Graduates from the License Program

    These two young men have finished the license course at our Bible School.  Lucien Payoute and Jean Robert Calixte have been with the God's Missionary Church since they were children.  We are so proud of them.  They are recognized with the government and are able to legally sign documents for the church.

The Walls are Going Up on the Belle Vie School

    The blocks are being laid for the school rooms.

    The rooms are divided.

    The walls are laid up.

    A second bond beam is poured at the top.

Making Blocks One at a Time

    The boys are making blocks. 

    The blocks are placed on a level floor in order they keep their shape.

Adding 4 School Rooms to the Belle Vie School

The foundation is being dug by hand for the 4 school rooms.

    The rock foundation is going up.

    The rock foundation is finished on the outside perimeter.  The boys are digging the foundation for the interior walls.

Instructing Well Drilling


Brother Don Cass and Brother Mike Brown instructing these young men how to use the well drilling equipment.

Brother Don Cass has been coming to Haiti for many years.

     Brother Mike Brown, myself (Don Mobley), and Brother Don Cass.

New Doors for the Palmis Church

      The church before it was finished. 

    The plastering is finished and the front doors installed.

Spiritual Lessons and Singing with the Youth

    Amber and Julie leading choruses


Games for the Youth

     The youth played volley ball with the Haitian youth.

    The children enjoyed games with Tiara

    Tossing water balloons on a sheet was an exciting game

Youth Team Painting Project

Painting the gate

     Scraping and painting the iron on the school

The school building looks much cleaner with the new paint

GMC Youth Team

The male youth and their leaders.

The female youth and their leaders.

Monday, July 4, 2016

HIM Mission House in Grande Riviere

    I spent several days working with the boys that I am mentoring and orphan boys.  We were able to do some work projects to further the finish work on the mission house.

   A rain gutter installed, a hand railing on the stairs, the porch enclosed with decorative iron, and a support post under the stairs.

     The drywall is finished and a prime coat of paint applied.

   The large front room.
     The front bedroom.

   A vanity for the master bathroom.

    Shelves and clothes rods were installed in the walk in closet.  It has since been painted.

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Wall is Up Once Again

     Thank the Lord the wall is up once again.  We are expecting demonstrations again.  The elections haven't been scheduled yet and the people are not happy.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Reparing the Wall Once Again

    This happened about 2 months ago.  The man that ran through the wall never came back to take care of the damage. 

     I have the boys working on the wall.  We need the wall for better security. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Installation of Solar Panels

    The boys and I helped Richard Hartman install solar panels for Heidi McIntyre.

     They were quite heavy and it took all of us to set them in place. 

The Roof Project at La Palmis

     A view from the inside of the church.

    The finished roof

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Metal Rafters and Roof for Fellow Mission Church

     The tresses are done and ready to go to the job site.  We loaded them onto a trailer.  It made for a heavy load.

    Richard Hartman maneuvered the tractor and trailer over the rough mountain roads to the church where they were to be set into place.

       Minal welding the tube steel to the rafters.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Truck Repair

  There was a piece of metal that broke off from one of the valves and cause damage to the head.
   The knuckle that hold the front axle and wheel broke and cause the wheel to come loose.  The parts are very expensive.  I spent 2 days in the sun until we were able to get all the parts for the wheel.  Thankfully we are up and going again.