Thursday, August 26, 2010

Project Day!

Bonjou from Haiti. Today started out really good. Chris and I got motivated and decided to start building a tire playground for the kids to play on. (once school starts in October.) We used a pick and shovel and made holes in the ground big enough for five big tires to sit in. In this heat that was more than enough to tire us out for the day. Tomorrow we will go back and fill them in with concrete rock and dirt so they will be stable. (I will post a picture once it's finished.)
There was a lot of action on the compound today. We had 2 teams of guys working, one making re bar molds for the concrete panels they're building for the new property wall and the other guys were smashing the concrete where the technical school used to stand. We even had a dump truck here today taking away the busted up rubble. It's amazing how much has to be done by hand where in Canada we just have the equipment to get the job done with half the time and effort (or sweat).
We are learning that in Haiti everything takes a lot more time and patience. It's something good to learn but hard because we just want to be useful and get things done. Thank goodness for the grace of our Lord who gives us what we need each day to get through.
On Monday Chris and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary at the beach. It was so great to swim and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea. The water temperature was a few degrees cooler than the air so it wasn't as refreshing as I expected, but still fantastic.
Last night we started Kreyol lessons with Joany our new teacher. He's really serious about us learning so we'd better study hard. We are looking forward to being able to communicate more with the people. It's a slow process but definitely worth it!
Church services continue to be a blessing, we are able to sing a couple of the songs in Kreyol so it's so neat to worship with the people in their language. We are off to prayer meeting in a few minutes here but I just wanted to write a little something on the blog today.
Thanks so much for reading. Your continued prayers and support are still very much needed.
love Rebecca

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