Tuesday, May 31, 2005
On the very western tip of the southern peninsula lies the town of Tiburon. In a dilapidated house with two rooms and a old tent we run Ekol Espwa- Tiburon. We have 110 students who are happy to have the chance to go to school thanks to your support. Edouard went to visit the school this past weekend and yesterday. It took him five hours by motorcycle each way. He prayed all the way that the rains would not come while he was on the road and his prayers were heard. We'd like to build a small, decent school for these children and furnish it properly but... maybe someday. The cost of running this little school for 110 students with five teachers and to buy the necessary books and supplies is a whopping $4,000.oo a year. It would be great if an organization, a church or service club would accept to finance this rewarding project. Know anyone? The following photos were taken by Edouard during his visit.
This is Widmy, a little boy who needs a hernia operation. Widmy's teacher begged Edouard to please do something for him as he cannot walk far nor can he run and play in his condition. A hernia operation plus transportation from Tiburon and back will cost $110.00 in US funds. I had called him Jovinsky but later found out his real name is Widmy.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Monday, May 23, 2005
These are the two horses we purchased. They are young and we plan on training them to be used to pull a cart and to be ridden. Anyone have an extra saddle or bridle? By the way, one is female, Polishe, and the other is single-minded. His name is Poulin. I predict ponies for the future.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Herbie doesn't need an introduction but the lady holding him is Kathy Comito, R.N. She holds down the medical fort here and has a ton of medical experience and a Master's in Hospital Administration. Kathy's home is DesMoines but she has spent many years serving in developing countries. We are fortunate to have her on board.
Meet three special people. Doctor Cynthia DeSoi is our Medical Director and comes down here four or five times a year. She is our 'angel of mercy' and has initiated prevention programs for the children. Dr. Cynthia is holding our two newest arrivals, Robinson and Ludima, brother and sister. Robinson is five and Ludima is three years old. They are now our youngest residents at Castel-Pere.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
This is the new house now complete for the Barbot family! The sign they are holding says that they thank God for this blessing and want everyone to know how grateful they are. For the Barbot family, for the children here at Pwoje Espwa and for all those who receive help with education, food or health care we wish to thank our supporters. You make this good work possible. God bless you.