Wednesday, May 31, 2006
This is a photo of Bertin Borgella's siblings. Bertin, one of our teens, has been bugging us to have a photo taken of them for quite a while. The mother was absent doing laundry but we saw the house and the roof which leaks like a sieve. We've added the Borgella family to the list of homes that need repairs.
Nick captured this wonderful juggling routine that Aurel has been working on for a while now. He's not only our best juggler but also the manager for our "spektaks", the shows that our kids present. It was the first time that Aurel used fire in his act and it was a real winner for all the spectators.
This is Alphonse next to his little garden. The children get extra seeds from our agronomists, plant them, water them everyday morning. Some are growing corn; some spinach; others are growing beans. Most will be ready at the same time so there will be quite a feast at Castel-Pere.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Here are our four latest children having a snack. From left to right- Onald, Nephtaly, Schnyley and Onaldo. They are brothers and sisters and two sets of twins. All are malnourished and Onald has a neck problem. We thought it might be TB but he tested negative. The local doc said that malnutrition could cause this so we'll keep an eye on him. Welcome to the family!
Jonas, one of my older boys, asked me to visit a family near Castel-Pere so after church on Sunday we went to see them. Here's a photo of them in front of their home. The mother asked me for help and I thought she might ask for a new home but her wish is that we take her two older boys (on the right) because she can't feed them or dress them or care for them when they are sick. They've not been to school. I asked the boys what they wanted and they both said that it would be great to move into our village! We will discuss this case along with a dozen others at our next staff meeting. Your support makes it possible for us to consider helping this family. I'll keep you posted.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Saturday, May 13, 2006
The infrastructure for the workshop roof is now done. Pretty amazing when you consider that all was made by hand. Once we find the money to purchase the 200 sheets of metal roofing and a whole bunch of bolts our carpenters and their students will have a new home.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Charles came back to southern Haiti to work on his irrigation project. As you can see from the photo it was a success. Thank you very much, Charles. This life-giving water will serve to irrigate thirty acres of land which will provide all kinds of nutritious vegetables and legumes for the children.
Tiburon is a village located at the western tip of the southern peninsula of Haiti. A group of concerned young adults decided to do something about the poor children being unable to go to school. A family donated the use of an old home and volunteers started teaching the children. Their dream is to have a decent school with benches for all the children and space that allows them to sit and work on assignments. For four years now we've been helping them with school supplies and other expenses. The same family that provided the house has offered us land on which we can build a school for the children. Your prayers and financial support are needed to realize this dream. The following photos were taken by Nick when he and Andy visited Tiburon last week.