Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On our own.

Well here we are last day in August. Marc Lisa and the kids left this morning leaving us or me rather feeling a little out of sorts. It's just Chris and I here with all the Haitian staff for the next 6 weeks. We will be stretched and pushed this coming month as we figure out what we can do and where we can help. Not exactly sure when English classes will start up again.
Lots has happened here in the last couple weeks which is really encouraging. The guys finished clearing the technical school site of all the rubble and today started digging the boundaries for the new foundation. Lots of panels have been made for the new fence (at the other property) and today the other guys are putting in a bunch of posts so that they can actually put up more wall.
Chris and I finished the first part of our tire playground. We are not sure yet what to do with the remaining tires because we are not sure what supplies we have to potentially connect all of the tires together. Unfortunately the tire swing that the team put up a few weeks ago continues to fall down. Going to have to get that figured out because the kids love it.
Studying Kreyol is hard, and can be very discouraging. Please pray for us as we try to get more phrases and vocabulary into our brains. I really need all of your prayers and encouragment during this time. Culture shock and everything has finally hit me and I need God's strength to stay positive and joyful.
Looking forward to going to the beach today. I think that's about all for today thanks for reading.


  1. Hey Becca,
    Stay encouraged. God has plans for you to do great things. You are a tremendous blessing for us and we are glad that you are there right now. Even though we are not with you at this time, we believe in you and know that you will do awesome over the next weeks. Just look for the little opportunities each day to touch someones life. Revelation 12:11 says, "And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony..."
    -Marc and Lisa

  2. I'm praying for you both. I'm so excited on hearing about your presence there. Remember always, that your presence means so much. You represent so much. You and Chris represent Canada's work with H.A.M., God's work amongst the poor, strength, perseverance, and in all things the love of Christ. I'm so proud to be your brother in Christ. I'm proud of the work you are both doing, and proud and excited for the upcoming ways in which God shall use you both.

    Stephen Cruikshank