Monday, February 27, 2006
This is the Haitian version of Mardi Gras. On the last day of school before Ash Wednesday all the school children celebrate kanaval. It's a great, fun-filled and very noisy day which the children thoroughly enjoy. The following photos will attest to this. As we get closer to Ash Wednesday we see and hear spontaneous parades of folks marching and dancing in the streets to the beat of drums and home-made horns. This is a good time to be here!
Thursday, February 23, 2006
One of my good friends sent this email address on to me: www.iGive.com Over 650 stores are connected to this shopping network and a small percentage of each sale goes to the charity of your choice. Many of you purchase things regularly from the web; imagine helping the children here at the same time. Every purchase you make via iGive.com can be a donation to Theo's Work, Inc. What a great idea!! Please consider signing up and telling all your friends and family members about it. Thank you very much and God bless you.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
It was announced this morning that Mr Rene Preval, a former president, has won the election to the country's highest office. The people were out in the streets chanting and parading for their new leader. Let's pray that Mr. Preval can bring about reconciliation and cooperation.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Thursday, February 9, 2006
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
As you know today is Election Day here in Haiti. The lines are long and slow-going. The mood is pretty calm as most folks quietly wait their turn drenched from sweat in the tropical sun. Many are hopeful that this election will bear fruit. Let's pray that things start working here, especially for the poor.
Sunday, February 5, 2006
It's almost mango time. Soon the mangoes will be ripe and delicious treats for the kids at Castel-Pere. A few are being pro-active and writing their names on especially juicy looking fruit like this one. Somehow I don't think this will prevent another boy from eating this mango but it's a good try.
This is Matante's home. Those of you who read this blog regularly know her. She's our stern and loving mother-figure and has been for the last seven and a half years. She's now living with us at Castel-Pere but her home is in shambles. We would like to build her a nice, safe and comfortable home as she will soon be retiring. For all the work she has done and continues to do for us and the children she deserves that.
This is the new home of the Felix family. The doors still need to be finished but the family has happily moved in and are very pleased to have their own home for the first time. The Felix family and the DesRoches family (next photo) are the latest to move into new, safe, weather-proof homes thanks to generous donations from our friends.