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After the rain last night, the mosquitoes were as thick as thieves this morning and the weather was very muggy. Jean Marc joined us for breakfast and as soon as Diego arrived, we headed to Leogane (the epicenter of the earthquake 3 years ago). As it was Saturday, every single market and person within walking or driving distance was out on the street. The traffic crawled at a snail's pace and with lanes being optional here, it was quite an...

After a great night sleep, we arose late to the roosters crowing but made it on-time to the kitchen for 7am breakfast, whew! Today was a day of many chores. One group including Al and his two apprentices (Anna & Tammy) surveyed the site including measurements for buildings and the site perimeter. Another team (Helen, Rene & Marg) were cutting wires for rebar and two other teams ( Randy, Willie, Yolanda, Carol & David) were tying the rebar onto several...

We had a very yummy dinner at Lesley, Diego, Julianna and Emilio's this evening. Lynneice and Jackson from World Renew also joined us and gave us even more insight into challenges faced within Haiti one of which is as simple as the need for latrines in the countryside to prevent unnecessary cholera outbreaks. By the time 7pm arrived we were told, by our driver Jean Marc, that we had to get ready to leave to limit any dangerous situations as...

The roosters wake-up call was extremely early today, no need for an alarm clock this week. With breakfast finished we were excited to hear the sound of the cement mixer which meant we were nearing the end of our cement conga-line. We all donned our work gloves with sunscreen applied and assumed our positions on the line. Our goal was to complete this by lunch and we did this, with time to spare, yeah! 

Etienne, the gentleman we asked...

Usual start to the morning, breakfast @ 7 etc. Another pail and bucket of concrete conga-line day began promptly at 8am. We finished off one section and then took a refreshment break and group photo with our Haitian powerhouses. We continued manually pouring concrete before enjoying a much needed break with our Haitian partners which included devotions and lunch. Please keep one of our Haitian co-workers, Etienne, in your prayers as he fainted during lunch from over exertion and...

First off, Renee would like to wish her eldest daughter, Lindsay, a very Happy Birthday. Hope you are having a wonderful day, love you!

Shortly after our 7am breakfast, supervisor Dave rounded us up for our second day on the job. Our Haitian partners were already on-site. As we waited for the gravel and sand to arrive, 3 of the women (expert rebar assemblers) finished up the last, and final, section of rebar. The men finished off grading in the back...

We were able to sleep in today and rose at the ripe hour of 6am. We assembled for breakfast with our work clothes, ready for our first day of work. We are blessed to stay on the site that we are working which makes it very easy to grab our sunscreen, water and use the facilities. 

With the sun shining down on us, we met in a circle to meet our Haitian work partners. We introduced ourselves to each other and...

Today was a VERY early morning. We rose before the roosters (5:30) and witnessed a gorgeous sunrise over the mountains from the rooftop of the Ministry Centre, wow!

Ruth, Howard and family picked us up at 7am and we headed for a long, winding and very bumpy ride, yet VERY picturesque up the mountains outside of the city. Almost 2hrs later we made a brief stop to witness some of the work that one of the partner Ministries is doing, capturing...

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