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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Linda and I will be sharing in Manitoba this week.

Picture from the our wedding day 39 yrs. ago... Check my schedule I posted back a couple of weeks ago for details.. I will be with Willard on It's A New Day on Friday doing a taping, Winkler at the Beathaler Church, Sunday morning, breakfast at the Oaisis on Monday morning, Wednesday at Rem Manufacturing presentation to staff, taping at the Miracle channel in Lethbridge on Friday...
See you on the road.!!!!
Bob & Linda

Children from Diquinni School needing sponsors...

DIQ-0069 - JEAN-CHARLES, Dacheline

DIQ-0070-JOSEPH, Roselure

DIQ-0071-CECEUS, Milanda

DIQ-072-CHARLES, Dieunie

DIQ-073-CHARLES, Farbine

Children needing sponsors City Soleil

SOL-001, ALEXANDRE, Danicka DOB 14/Oct./98, Gr.1 She has both of her parents, 1 Sister, 4 Brothers, she wants to be a cook when she grows up and her favorite color is Red

SOL-002 - DERESTANT, Bebeto, DOB:11/Dec./98 Gr.1, Both parents, 1 brother, wants to be a chauffeur, favorite color is blue..
SOL-003 - PIERRE, Nouslha,DOB:25/Apr/94 Gr.1 Both parents,3 sister,5 brother, wants be an artist, favorite color Rose

SOL-OO4 - MOISE,Clautere, DOB:20/OCT/97 GR.1 Both parents, 4 brothers, favorite color Blue, does not know what he wants to be yet.

SOL-005 - LEONE, Claudine, DOB:16/Mar/00, mother only, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, wants to be a professor, favorite color white...

These are just the first 5 of 175 that need sponsors in this school. Sorry there wasn't the room beside each picture to put the information but the pictures are in order of the numbers. When these get sponsored I will post the next set... $1. per day provides everything as posted on our web..... Thanks for making a difference... One Child at a time.....

City Soleil Tuesday 22nd. Sept.

City Soleil is where we opened a school in Jan./09 with 175 children. These are some pictures as we were driving through City Soleil to get to the school. This is still one of the most dangerous areas in Haiti. I do not take teams into this area. There is hope. Pictures show some of the housing in the area and a boy that met me along the street as I was walking to the school. We have 175 children waiting to start school but we have not been able to open it for this school term as we don't have the funds to buy the books as yet. We only need $1020. for all the books for all the students. We are in the same situation at 4 other school locations. We can not open the schools till we have the funds for the books.. If you can help go to our web site to see how you can make a difference......

Diquini School/Church Tuesday 22nd.

Early Tuesday morning we were able to get to our Diquine location and City Soleil before my flight out to Canada.
These photo's show the construction of the Diquine school that is being sponsored by the Coastal Church in Vancouver. There are 300 children waiting to attend. One day we hope to build a second level and then we can double our attendance. This structure was designed and overlooked by a structural engineer. Before the children can attend we have to secure the building with steel bars on the windows and doors and desks for the children. They are still in our temporary location until we can open this location.. Thank you Pastor Dave and the Coastal Church... There will be pictures of some of the children from this location on one of my later posts.....

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Children doing chores after school...

On Friday after school I met up with these girls from the Chabin region. I asked how far they had to go for the water and they pointed down to the river. It looks to be well over a mile with a very steep grade. They collected the wood along the way to make a fire to cook supper. Did you notice the girl on the right is not wearing shoes. The rocks here a sharp and lots of thorns on the trails. We have a huge need for shoes for the children.
The team left for home this morning. They were such a huge blessing to our staff and all the children.
I have staff meetings today and a funeral this afternoon. We will be going to some of our schools on Monday to take pictures of children that are needing sponsors. Tuesday before I fly out of PAP we will be going to our Diquinni school and City Solie school. We have to raise $1,020. for the books needed in City Solie before we can open the school. We are in the same situation in 4 of our other schools. Thank you to all that have helped make this labor of love possible......

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pics. of the day for Thursday

Children receiving a hot meal is always such a joy. They get fed at the school every week day through the whole year. A view from the top of the mountain where the school is located. The river below is where they have to get their water when the spring is dry. They also carry the black sand up from the river in pails on their head to mix in the cement for construction. The next two pics. are of a couple of the workers from the area.

Work continues on constuction of our Savanette school

Construction is a huge challenge in a remote location such as Savanette. You will see the guys breaking larger rocks to make into gravel. Everything has to be carried up by people or mules. They are amazing workers and some of them make several trips up the mountain each day. Top picture is temporary shelter for school till construction is completed.

Children excited about the gift of food from the team and Kids Against Hunger

It is a huge miracle to have this food provided for our schools. This has prevented us from having to close some of the schools. Thank you Urban Refuge & Evergreen.
The first shipment I just found out will be 570,000 meals. This will get us through the first 6 mons. of the more than 4000 children attending our schools. We are hoping we will be able to raise more for the other 4000 plus children waiting. Thank you for making a difference.....

Team just before assent up to Savanette

The team took up over 3000 meals to our Savanette school. The first mile of the climb is just over 1200 ft. The first picture is of Pastor Chad and of a young guy that offered to help. His total weight must of been about 150 lbs. and he carried 130 lbs. on his head and back. It was amazing of his strength and endurance.
It was an amazing climb. The coconuts we had when we arrived at the school was a welcome sight. We were welcomed with singing by the 285 children from the school.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pics. of the day.....

Pictures of some of the precious people from the Chabin region.

Carrefour Raymond and Chabin

Team went to see our Carfour Raymond school. School hasn't started there yet but many of the children came to see us. Construction has started on the foundation. There are 300 children hoping to attend this location and when the second level is built there will be 600 children. We then went up to Chabin and the team cooked up some food to feed the local people. Many happy faces and full tummy at the end of the day.
One of the pictures shows chad going through the suitcase taking out bags of food from Kids Against Hunger. The guys are carrying a propane tank up the steps for the kitchen. The girls receiving some food had to leave because they have a 3 hr. walk to get home. Can you imagine 6 hrs. a day of walking to school and back home. This is how much it means to them to get an education.

Monday tree planting

The team planted trees up at our Chabin location. There were Mango's, oranges, & lemon trees. This will be a huge help for the area for generations to come. Thank you team!!!
Today the team will be visiting our Carrefour Raymond School and then after lunch will be on Danny's property along the ocean where he will show them the vision of the development of this property for the orphanages, schools, medical center and more.

Sept.13/14 Updates Haiti

The team had a very full day today with going to Hector's tree nursery. This is one of the businesses we helped get going with our micro loan program. The team purchased 200 fruit trees to plant on our property in Chabin. WE then went to Chabin to meet the children at the school and plant the trees. The team got to spend some time with these precious children.....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Never get tired of the view.... Chabin to Jacmel

This is a picture from our Chabin school towards Jacmel. Will never get tired of the view... It was a packed church service in Jacmel this morning. The youth did a youth rally last night and have put together a group of the young people from the church and have cut a CD. They sang for us at church this morning. They are amazing...
We have a team of 18 here this week for a jam packed schedule. I hope to get some more posted this week.

Orphanage close to completion

The orphanage is close to completion. The bars are in the windows and doors. We are still short the money to put in the window, and floor ties throughout the house. The orphans will be moving in in the next few weeks. There are pictures of the front, side and back of building. There is a well being dug by hand and they are just reaching water at 80 ft.