Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas gifts

This is the best part of the Christmas festivities.  The kids were absolutely thrilled to receive little gifts.  Wish you were here to see this!
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

May the joy of Christmas born so long ago...
find a place in your hearts today and every day.
We thank you for your prayers and support over the past year and wish you His peace for 2012.

Congrats !

Jimmy and Harold were the winners yesterday of the ESPWA NAN NOEL competition.  This was the third edition of the contest and it continues to be a fantastic overview of the talent here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas gifts

I received a phone call out of the blue from Father Fred Charpentier (middle photo).  His friend, Brigitte Pierre, had some gifts to distribute to children and he directed her to us.  It was going to be a very lean Christmas this year but no longer.  All the little ones will be receiving a new present thanks  to Brigitte and a South Florida organization named "Breakfast with Santa".  Thank you very much and may God bless you for your thoughtfulness.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011


The elementary school had exams this past week.  It was stressful but all worth it.  The kids are now on Christmas vacation.  The teachers get to rest and the housemothers...not so much.
Photo is of the older pre-school class.

Security training

Mr. Jean Lexima, front in dark t-shirt, held a training session with our security people this morning.  In light of some recent events, we are looking to reinforce the security here.  Mr. Lexima is a Haitian-American who has experience in these matters and we are grateful to him for his help.  Today was the first session of many to come. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Springfield's finest

From the top:  Dokte Doug, Tim, Karen, Lori, Emily and Jill
Our friends from Springfield left us very early yesterday morning after a busy week of painting, cleaning, sorting and inventory work.  Many kids have been asking for you which shows the positive impact you made while with us.  May God bless you and keep you in His care.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Prison ministry

The kind folks from Springfield brought lots of personal hygiene stuff for the prisoners in town which they delivered yesterday morning.  Needless to say, the detainees were extremely grateful.
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friends from Springfield

mingling with the kids
getting a tour
A couple of shots of our visitors from Springfield, MO.  They'll be with us for the week.  The community of Schweitzer Methodist Church has been super supportive these last couple of years.  
God bless 'em.
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Bracelet man

This is Jonas Jeanty.  He makes a personalized bracelet for each of our visitors.  If they want to order others for family or friends, Jonas will oblige for a small fee.  Jonas is a graduate of Espwa and becoming a shrewd businessman.
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