Monday, October 31, 2011
We want to give a big thank you to Lis and her family for raising funds to purchase this boat and motor.. you may ask how this will help... the Pastor from the Anse-a-Pitres school will fish and the proceeds from the fishing will help us keep the school open... also it will be used to transport supplies and people from Jacmel with a 2 hr. boat ride rather than a 10 hour truck ride...Anse-a-Pitres is locate at the bottom right of the country on the Dominican boarder... thanks again for making a difference...
Bob & Linda
Posted by APT EFFECT INC at 12:19 PM
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thank you MacKenzie for lending your voice for the children of Haiti...What a great evening!!!
A big THANK YOU to all who attended in making this a very successful evening...
Proceeds will help in the expansion of the coffee plantation.....Once again
"thank you" for your continued support...... Bob & Linda
Posted by APT EFFECT INC at 1:15 PM
Monday, October 17, 2011
just an update about fund raising through our coffee sales...
You will love the quality and flavor of this amazing coffee roasted up by one of the best Master Roasters in Canada.
We have a new blend out called Pappy's Blend ...
We sell this at fund raising events and through some of the schools... we also have locations in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Eastend, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan along with Abbotsford, B.C.
We also sell our coffee in the Co-op stores and Sobey's in Medicine Hat... all are labeled CREEKSIDE COFFEE
CALGARY.... Bodo Store at the Cross Iron Mills Mall
MEDICINE HAT... Posh Wash,..... Cash & Carry Carpets
Eastend, Saskatchewan... Shannon's Closet
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ... you can order through me via e-mail and we will get it
to you... email@example.com
Abbotsford, B.C. ... you can also order through me and I can get it to you for those
at the west coast..
THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE ... ONE CUP AT A TIME.....
Bob & Linda
Posted by APT EFFECT INC at 1:16 PM
Friday, October 7, 2011
one of our teams into Haiti.... Garry & Kelly report..
WOW. What an amazing continuation of the story in Haiti. Over a year ago I was there a few weeks after the earthquake and amazed at what I saw. Lives lost, homes shattered, families obliterated and yet the people had a resolve to go on. I had never been exposed to a culture so poor in wealth before, never mind one that had experienced such devastation. I went there to help but found their resiliency and desire to rebuild and go forward encouraged me. Now after going a little more than a year later, the hearts and efforts of all the people through lifeline have made changes I wouldn't have thought possible. Little children that were starving and playing in muddy , garbage filled streets and that were dying of disease and starvation are laughing and playing in school yards and playgrounds that didn't exist before. The orphanage my wife and I stayed at had about 30 children there and I think half of them were preschool. I asked the head of the orphanage how many of them would have died had there not been intervention. He thought for a minute and replied that probably all of them except for a couple. I wish all of you that have supported this orphanage through Lifeline Haiti could see what your support has done. We talked to junior high and high school students that were just trying to survive a year ago and now are being clothed and fed and educated. Their eyes sparkle as they share their dreams of someday becoming teachers and mechanics and lawyers. It is not just life changing. It's life saving. Like Bob Davisson always says. 'changing one life at a time'. There is so much more to be done but there are also miracles being done every day as we in North America continue to change lives
Posted by APT EFFECT INC at 6:55 AM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
we are so privileged to have the incredible talent of
MacKenzie Porter... in concert in support of Lifeline Haiti.. concert will
be at the Medicine Hat College Theatre starting at 7PM.. rush tickets...
for those in the Hat you can purchase and pick up your tickets at Action Auto
Parts and if your coming in from out of the city you can phone to make your
reservation and pick up your tickets at the door by calling Red Carpet Events
403-878-3635.... thank you for making a difference... see you at the concert...
God bless.. Bob & Linda
Posted by APT EFFECT INC at 9:44 AM
Monday, October 3, 2011
following is a report from the team this summer... thank you for making a difference... Alexa, Andrea and team...
We were relieved to be greeted by Wisner and friends right in the airport. They helped us with our bags and they had the vehicles waiting for us inside the airport fence. It was a very smooth process! Driving through Port-Au-Prince we could see that there had been some improvements since last year but it was still a city in trouble. Outside of the city, we were all blown away by the beautiful mountainside drive to Jacmel. The mission house in Jacmel was equipped with bunk beds so we could all stay together. We were welcomed with warm hospitality. We knew our trip would go fast so we got right down to business in planning out our week that first evening. The biggest project we wanted to make happen was to build a playground on the orphanage grounds. Christ the King church in Shaunavon, SK graciously donated the funds to have it built with leftover monies going towards the finishing of the fence. Both the fence and the playground will help to keep the children safe and within the view of their caregivers. We did a number of painting projects at the orphanage including a banner for outside created partially by our Canadian students and partially by the orphans. We also painted a large mural upstairs in the children's area as well as the bedroom doors. The kids were very intrigued by the paint so they were each able to make their own creation using small canvasses we had brought with us from Canada. It was their first painting experience! We took a some time away from the orphanage to go to Basin Bleu. It was one of the most beautiful places we had ever seen. Our guides were extremely helpful in our hike and descent to the main basin. We enjoyed a swim and a jump off a waterfall into its crisp, blue waters. Our free hours were spent playing with and caring for the children. They all seemed much happier and healthier than year before thanks to some great caregivers. The playground was being finished in our last minutes at the orphanage. Although it was a frustrating project at times, due to the language barrier and lack of playgrounds for examples in Jacmel, it was so worthwhile to see the children so happy to play on it. It was a beautiful sight to see! Thank you Christ the King!!!
Posted by APT EFFECT INC at 11:09 AM
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Hi Everyone... sorry we have been having technical problems with our blog site ... all is working now and will have updates following... the children start school this coming week in Haiti... it has been a huge challenge raising enough funds to open all the schools.... thanks to all that have continued their support through prayers and finances... thank you to the teams that have gone in and made a difference.... thank you to Christopher that put a lot of work into a fundraiser he had in Calgary this last Thursday... the playground the team from Medicine Hat and Shaunavon had built at the orphanage has been a huge success.. we have room to expand at this location and also to build the same at some of our school locations...report from Tim & Chad from Minniapolis that 550,000 meals will be arriving in PAP this coming week... we will need a total of 4.3 million meals this year .....
For those in the Medicine Hat area there will be a benefit concert put on my MacKenzie Porter on Sunday, Oct. 23rd.. at the Medicine Hat College Theatre 7PM...you can purchase ticket from Action Auto Parts or phone Red Carpet events 403-878-3635... it will be an awesome performance by one of the best... book your tickets early as we will sell out fast.. tickets are $40. ... this will be a huge help for our projects ...
Photo is from the Rodeo and Exhibition in Medicine Hat where I was honored to be the Parade Marshall.. in the photo with Linda and myself is our 4 yr. old grand daughter... Avery Lynn...
Thanks again to everyone for making a difference... ONE CHILD AT A TIME...... Bob & Linda
Posted by APT EFFECT INC at 1:23 PM