Thursday, July 20, 2017

Final Touches to the School Project


    The finished classrooms.

    The school office.

Bible School Graduates


   There were 18 graduates in our 3 year program.

     One of our graduates from our license program.

     Our graduates from our license program.

   Brother and Sister Gibson.  Brother Gibson was the sponsor for the graduating class and also guest speaker.

Progress to the Mission House in Grande Riviere (HIM)

                                              Before and After of the Mission House

     A TLC Team of young people came to help with the project.  It was a pleasure to work with them.

More Progress on the School

   Getting much closer to finishing the project.

A New Roof on the Clinic at La Croix

    The clinic roof was in need of repair.

     The new roof.

New York Pilgrim Conference in Haiti

   Sunday morning following the conference.

    Brother Kenneth Sickler and Brother John Peabody with the leadership team. 

Wall Repair

   The wall around the property was never finished.  A coat of plaster is being applied.

   Plastering the wall.

Solar Panels Were Installed

    We only receive several hours of electricity from the electric company each day.  Brother Aaron Witmer, Reuben Brubaker, and the boys installed several solar panels to help keep our batteries charged.  We are now able to keep the refrigerator running around the clock.
     The solar panels were placed beside our solar hot water unit. 

Our GMC Conference in Haiti

   Brother Wilmer Paulus and Brother David Wise were our speakers for the conference this year.  We received much help from their messages and teachings.

The School Project Continues

    The floors are finished.

    The front hallway is coming along.

    The doors are installed.

Holiness Convention in Santo Domingo

   Services at the K32 church.

   The convention was well attended.

    Brother Gibson was the speaker at the conference.  Brother David Middleton was the interpreter.

There was a good turnout at the Los Prados church. 

    Brother David Middleton is talking with Ramon.  Ramon's wife was a Christian for many years and the church was praying for Ramon.  He gave his life to the Lord and now is sharing his experience with his old friends.

Several Boys on a Donkey are Looking at Our Job

    Sharing a ride.

The Plastering Begins on the School

     We began plastering the classrooms 

      The plastering is looking good.

    The posts are being poured.

     The men continue on the outside.

    We are pouring the concrete beam to support the roof.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Two Special Visitors

    These 2 special little girls brightened up my afternoon.  The girls came by the jobsite at the end of the day.  They were passing through to go to their house.  The one with the big smile came to me and said "hello white man."  I said hello to the girls and asked them where they had been.  The girls said they came from practice for the Christmas program.  I asked them what part they had in the program.  They told me they were going to sing and I asked them if the could sing for me.  They acted a little bashful at first and then they looked at one another and began to sing.  They sang not only one song but several.  They sang loudly and I was humored. 

Progress on Minal's House

      Setting the tresses for the roof.

   Putting on the roof purlins.

      Installing the ridge cap and putting on the finishing touches to the roof.

   Roof job finished.

Christmas 2016

     Christmas is an exciting time at my house.  We had Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, and a pasta salad.  There were also lots of cookies and desserts.
    The Dalla family was with us to help us celebrate.

    Danicien helping to serve the meal.

     Several kinds of cookies: oatmeal, chocolate chip, peanut butter kiss, sugar, lemon bars, and pumpkin roll.

       Each of the boys had a gift bag.  There were several shirts for them, cologne, socks, underclothes, candies, and other miscellaneous items.


   Ybene is passing out the presents.  Alfonse loves getting presents.

The School Project

     Finishing the gables to the school.

     The rough coat of stucco before the smooth coat.

     The school building (4 classrooms)

A Tile Job and a Steel Gate

    A shower stall.

   Ceramic tiles to enclose around a bathtub.

 A steel gate at the entrance of the property.