Week 1 team: Thursday, Jan. 29
Our day started a bit slow because of the rain. We took our time enjoying omelettes and fried potatoes (a big thanks to the men on our team who prepared them!), had devotions, and then went to the work site at 9:00 just as the rain stopped. Half of our team worked hard to finish the ground rough on the plumbing and electrical. They also laid wire mesh over the entire house pad and formed up the perimeter of the building with wooden forms in preparation for the concrete pad that will be laid tomorrow if it doesn’t rain. In spite of the rain delays this week, we are still on track to get all the panels up and the roof on the house by the end of next week.
The rest of the team continued to work on Christmas cards for the sponsors. Teams often come up with ideas, prepare the supplies and then the children make the cards. McKenna designed a manger with baby Jesus and an angel for this year’s card so if you sponsor a child from Haiti , keep an eye out for this card next December.
We forgot to mention that yesterday while it was raining, we took a prayer walk through the main school corridor, stopping to pray at each of the classrooms and offices (see the photo at the bottom of this post).
Those who didn’t enjoy lunch with a family on Tuesday were able to do that today while the rest of the team ate at the school. The construction team was done by 2:30, so we came back to the team house, sorted donations and then got ready for an evening out.
It’s hard to believe that this week is almost over. Just one more day and then four of our members head back to the States while six more board a plane to join those who are staying for a second week team.
We praise God that He provided a break in the rain long enough to get the plumbing installed and we are grateful that Jesús, a professional plumber, was able to be on the team to lead through that process.
Please join us in praying that the rain holds off tomorrow or Saturday for six to eight hours so the pad can be laid before Monday. Thank you so much for partnering with us in this faith adventure.
(Posted on behalf of the week 1 team by Doug Heacock.)
Click on image thumbnails below for larger images.
Row 1, L-R: Rocky proudly displays the Christmas cards some of the team members made for the children; team members have lunch with one of the families on the KA compound; lunch for the rest of the team at the KA school; Jesús directs the plumbing installation.
Row 2, L-R: Randy fills in the plumbing trenches with sand; the team enjoys a night out; Richard shovels sand; Cap Haitien street scene.
Row 3, L-R: putting down wire mesh for the foundation pour; Richard and Jesús on the prayer walk yesterday.