WELCOME to the Lifeline Haiti Blog

WELCOME to the Lifeline Haiti Blog
(TO SEE OUR WEB SITE CLICK ON THE ABOVE PICTURE) Lifeline Haiti and Bridges of Hope exists to promote poverty relief and community empowerment within nations of the world. This mission is achieved in cooperation with Governments, donor organizations and individuals. Implementation is accomplished in cooperation with local business & Spiritual Leaders, individuals, & indigenous organizations within the region of operation and by building the capacity of these partners. The goal is to build the assets of these partners to become sustainable and reproducing agents and transition from beneficiaries to benefactors.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Have been tied up putting the shipment of this container together to Haiti.. I have so many people to thank for all their help.. huge learning curve as this is the first time for this... container is full of food and tents.. will be transferred over to a ship on the 9th in Montreal and I will receive it at the beginning of June in Haiti...

SPECIAL THANKS FOR ALL THOSE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE.... James and all the volunteers from Prairie Gleaners of Medicine Hat... the Winkler Group.... Marvin & team from Progressive Foods, Edmonton,....... Patrick & Denny at Cannan Group, Richmond, B.C.,
John & Elaine at Green Prairie, Lethbridge, Ab. .. Eric at Dynamic Heavy Haulers, Medicine Hat
and John from Medicine Hat.....
and for all those that have been praying....
God bless you... Bob & Linda

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Here are some pictures taken off Google Earth... this is our property at our Chabin location of approx. 20 acres... I have marked on the pictures the approx. boarder of the property with the orange pins, each of the locations where the projects are being built or are going to be built in the next few months are marked... the top left picture gives you an overview of the whole property then the photo on the bottom right is the bottom part of the property and the picture above it is the upper part of the property... we have an opportunity to bless over 300 families to move onto the property from tent city...there would be housing built for them and their children would attend out school in Chabin.... the rains have started and they are in desperate need... we will keep you posted on the progress on whether it will happen or when it will happen...

Monday, April 12, 2010


On my way to the airport through the mountains north of Jacmel we came across a couple track hoes clearing the road... this is going to be a huge help as this was a disaster waiting to happen when the rains start... I am back in Canada for awhile... please, don't forget about Haiti.... Thank you for making a difference.... Bob & Linda

Monday, April 5, 2010


Update from my last report... the ship from Venezuela pulled out a couple hours later and the New Orleans Barge arrived..... Have a great day.... Bob & Linda


Early this morning the New Orleans barge arrived in Jacmel.. this is the one we had tried to get a shipment of food on it from Medicine Hat... the problem was the U.S. would not allow us to transport the food through the States even if the container was locked to put it on the barge to Haiti... It is good to see it arrive as there are many supplies needed by other Non Government Organizations working in this area..... Sarah has a container on this barge for her Birth Clinic for Midwives... this is an unusual move as there is no facilities to unload a barge here in Jacmel but this barge has it's own cranes ..... they are planning on another shipment in a couple of months... this is through an organization called Make It Right.... WHILE POSTING THIS I FOUND OUT FROM ONE OF THE REPORTERS THAT THIS BARGE IS FROM VENEZUELA AND THE NEW ORLEANS BARGE IS ANCHORED OUTSIDE THE BAY WAITING ON THIS ONE TO UNLOAD FIRST... It is the Venezuelan army that has taken over at the airport from our Canadian military.... this is so typical when trying to get anything done down here... one road block after another... try and try again and never give up and you will succeed....
It is wrap up day for me today as I leave for Port au Prince tomorrow morning for my flight back to Canada... I overnight in Montreal and arrive in Medicine Hat at about 3PM Wed... THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE....
Bob & Linda

Sunday, April 4, 2010


From my family to yours, Happy Easter and pray everyone has a great week-end... I had the honor to share at two services this morning....this little one had her Sunday best on... I leave on Tuesday and back in the Hat on Wed. afternoon... school will be starting on Monday in most of the schools.. we are still in need of temporary facilities to start all our school... we were going to be getting tents from Unicef but they have run out of tents and will have no more till May... just a list of a few of our needs in no particular order.... a large tent that would hold about 2000 people at this location...
We need a couple to move here to help on the ground... someone with administration experience would be a huge help ... volunteers to come and help with reconstruction ..... housing for teams.... our hope is to open all  schools in Sept. we have in our system and give support to each one... we need help with purchasing books, uniforms and paying teachers salaries... we are needing churches to adopt a Pastor...at  $100. per mon.... we need support at the orphanage... child sponsorship at the orphanage is $3. per day... school children is $1. per day...
I will be booking speaking engagements over the next 6 mons... drop note if you would like me to share at your church, business, or organization... together we can make a difference...

Friday, April 2, 2010


Just look at the faces of these precious children... there are 10's of thousands of little ones like this needing your help.... here are just a couple that your support is making a difference... there are so many more that need your help... please don't give up on Haiti... when the large relief agencies leave the country we will need your support more then ever...
please don't forget about the needs of the children in Haiti.... THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE... ONE CHILD AT A TIME.... God bless you... Bob & Linda


In these pictures you see the walls being built at the front of our Chabin property to secure it where our cinder block plant, schools, containers, chickens, turkeys, goats and much more will be secure... thanks for making a difference... Bob & Linda


Pictured here is one of the mango trees on our Chabin property.. the mango's are close to being ripe... at the 1200 ft. level where this tree is located the fruit is still green but will be ready within the next couple of weeks... we have planted about 40 of these trees so far on the property.. this was one that was there when we purchased the land... mango's are ripe in the lower altitudes..... the mandarin's are just finishing... provides much needed nutrition.... Bob & Linda