Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Dear friends,
Thank you for all the emails and calls of support regarding the storm that hit us hard and then hit the US eastern seaboard with unbelievable devastation.  We suffered no loss of life or limb and we thank God for this.  One of our buildings lost its roof and there was much flooding.  That damaged our farm, our gardens and felled many trees.  The children, staff and I are praying for all those who are still victims of the storm.
With gratitude for your support.
Father Marc

Friday, October 12, 2012

# 4 Dome Home

 The fourth dome home goes up (on the right).
Here's a close-up.  See the rebar supporting the structure?  We have two sizes for the domes and we're thinking of using mostly the larger one as it lends itself to lots of options.

Work with what you've got

Was walking by the construction site and saw this.  We usually use screens which we make ourselves to filter out the rocks from the sand that we use to make mortar.  The screen was damaged so Raymond picked up an old fan cover and continued working.  Way to go, Raymond.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Opening day of school

Yesterday was the first day of school here in Haiti.  What a wild day here as children of every size and shape arrived to start the new academic year.  Old friends were found.  New friends were made.  Crying could be heard from the pre-school as first-timers were left by mothers.  Have photos but the internet is not cooperating.  

Vocational School Graduation

Of all the photos taken at Sunday's Graduation ceremony this is the only one I could upload due to the very limited bandwidth here.  Grrr!  The graduates were extremely proud to receive their diplomas as family and friends watched.  This is our third vocational school graduation and Deacon Peter Faford was honored by the class even though he won't be here until tomorrow.  Each year the students choose someone who has been an inspiration to them and they chose Peter.  Good choice!