Teams: Keith Snyder of the Edgewood FMC, Rochester, NY, and 15 others will celebrate Thanksgiving Day in Haiti this year. This team will construct a new school in Jessome, Nov. 20 to 28. Edgewood FMC has been involved in all phases of the project, from preliminary-site planning to the school design and now the construction of the building.
Archive for November, 2011
Crossroads Community Church (FM), Ottawa Lake, MI, is sending a team of 13 to Dessalines, Haiti, Nov. 10-17. This team, under the leadership of Eric Messer, will be involved in maintenance projects at the hospital, laying flooring at the new vision/dental clinic and pre-trip planning for the next trip in April.
We thank God for all the volunteers who have gone to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake to work alongside our Haitian brothers and sisters rebuilding schools and churches and doing the work of relief and recovery. Our VISA Ministries office has processed 602 volunteers since January 2010! Sixty work teams have demolished or repaired buildings; built schools and churches; drilled wells; distributed water filters, food and solar ovens; assisted with medical needs at Dessalines Hospital; and equipped 500 Haitian teachers.
This week we received the report that finally all schools “have a roof over their heads,” either occupying their own schools or using the church buildings. The next phase will be to replace temporary structures with permanent ones and to build schools in the places where sanctuaries have been turned into temporary classrooms.
A great big THANK YOU to all who have gone, all who pray, and all who continue to give generously to support the recovery efforts in Haiti. We are far from done! But we have reached a very significant milestone along this very long journey, for which we thank God.
To make a donation to this ongoing work, click here and select “Haiti Recovery Fund.”
A team of nine from Round Rock, TX, will do maintenance work and conduct outreach ministries in Dessalines, Haiti, Nov. 2 to 9. Jim Rowan is the team leader.
Mike Bootland, Polson Park FMC, Ontario, Canada, travels to Dessalines, Haiti, to help with hospital renovations and repairs. His travel dates are Nov. 1 to 15.