Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year to all of you. May your 2010 be blessed with His peace and His consolation. January 1st is our anniversary. Twelve years go Pwoje Espwa Sud began. We've come quite a ways and look forward to growth and being able to better address the needs of His poor children in Haiti. Thank you for your encouragement. May God bless our combined efforts.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Recall that beautiful old lady who comes by and picks up litter in our yard? The one with the striking eyes? Well, this is her grandson, eleven year old Valery. He eats with us and attends our school. He loves soccer and riding bikes though he has neither a bike nor a soccer ball. Yet, he smiles easily.
Friday, December 25, 2009
There isn't much that can compare to the excitement and smiles of happy children. Thanks, Rafael.
Thanks to the generosity of our friend, Rafael, the children received presents on Christmas morning. May God bless this kindness which brought a lot of cheer and happiness to the kids.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It has been raining for over 24 hours now and the result is mud and water everywhere. It is cold and clammy and the kids are miserable. All outside activities are canceled and there's not much to keep them busy indoors. We got more rain last night than at any point during the hurricane season. El nino? Who cares as long as it ends soon.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Twenty Universite Lumiere Medical School classmates of Joey Lamarre are spending the week with us and providing our children with a variety of courses and fun activities with the goal of making the kids more aware of the need to be pro-active in all matters of health and hygiene to stay healthy. The rather dapper Joey (above) has always been a help to us and still thinks of us when he could be on vacation. He and his friends are doing a great job. Many thanks to them.
Enock working on the repair of the net
Jeff making sure the lines are straight
The soccer field for the semi-final and final matches is ready thanks to the work of Enock and his team. Thank goodness we have young people like them around especially when there's no school.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wow. I received 18 comments. Ten here, seven on facebook and one email. The majority of you liked the photo of Sam smiling. Only one of you liked the first photo (Sam looking to the left). My preference? I like the one in the middle. Course I was there and know the situation. He was listening as Berthony Constant was speaking about the Christmas pageant and other activities we have planned for this week. This is Sam's first Christmas with us so this is all new. The smile is the result of my asking him to show me some teeth. I was using my telephoto lens so he was not aware that I was taking his photo until the third shot.
Thanks for the comments. It is reassuring to know that folks actually look at and read this blog. Until next time.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
All the above are exceptional in that they are extremely helpful with the younger children. Judex is also very good as a translator; Rico is a star soccer player; Joanel is tops in his class and runs the Children's Liturgy every Sunday; Sonsonn, also, is very bright and at the head of his class, is the captain of Baobab (one of our more accomplished singing groups) and does a bang-up job in training the children for peer formation.