Serve and Build: Electrical Work

IMG_5016Dates: To Be Determined
People needed: 4-6 men and women. Family members welcome
Job summary: Our classrooms are soon to be completed, but they are still in the dark! We want to make sure that our new school building is safely and thoroughly wired for all its lighting and power needs. We need a team to install electric wiring to outlets and lights for seven classrooms, troubleshoot problems at the adjoining church building, and perform whatever safety upgrades are necessary on the existing wiring. Haiti uses 120v, 60hz electricity.

Tools needed: To find out what tools you can bring and / or donate for this work, write harley@hopeinhaiti.org, or see the general Tool List.
Trip costs (including airfare and in-country costs): approximately $1400 per person
Money needed to be raised: $16,225

That is the need. If this trip sounds like a good fit for you, by all means, let us know! We would like to gather enough people and do this sooner rather than later, so that wiring does not become an afterthought or get left neglected. As soon as we have enough interested people, we will schedule the trip.

If you cannot go but this is a need you feel called to help meet, you can also give toward the material costs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Either way, Contact us by email at info@hopeinhaiti.org

 

 

The Tool List

To complete the ongoing and planned construction projects at our Nan wo school campus, our teams and the Haitian construction crew will need a number of vital tools. Many of these can be found in Haiti, but because of limited resources, the crew has been having to improvise and revert to slower and more arduous means of building. Would you be willing to step up and provide for one or more of these tools? You can donate for any of these by hitting the yellow “Donate” button on the top right side of the page, including a note for which tool it is designated. Or, write us at info@hopeinhaiti.org for more information on donating.


Saw horses (4) ea Home Depot Heavy Duty……………………….$   89.00 ea

Cement mixer (1) gas powered……………………………………..$ 900.00 ea

Wheel Barrow (2) total………………………………………………$   75.00 ea

Worm drive saw (2) total……………………………………………$ 175.00 ea

Shovels (3) total………………………………………………………$   25.00 ea

Pick (4) total…………………………………………………………..$   25.00 ea

Masonry trowel (3) total……………………………………………..$     15.00 ea

Electrical cords (3) total………………………………………………$   70.00 ea

Electrical 3way splitter (2) total……………………………………..$   15.00 ea

Honda EB6500 Generator (1)………………………………………..$ 2,500.00 ea

Work Gloves     $ per pack of ten……………………………………$     40.00 ea

20 foot aluminum extension ladder (2) total…………………………$ 500.00 ea

Elect air compressor     (1) total………………………………………$ 450.00 ea

Air Hose   (2) total……………………………………………………..$   50.00 ea

16p Hitachi nail gun (1) total………………………………………….$ 350.00 ea

Senco finish gun   (1) total……………………………………………..$ 215.00 ea

Propane torch   (1) total………………………………………………..$   15.00 ea

Rotary hammer with bits (1) total………………………………………$ 650.00 ea

If you have questions about specific tools and how we can get them to Haiti, contact Harley Donnel harley@hopeinhaiti.org

Serve and Build: Paint team

PaintingDates: August 10-19, 2015.
People needed: 5-10 men and women. Family members welcome
Job summary: New construction ongoing at our Nan wo school campus is yielding thousands of square feet of classroom space, praise God! But the work needs to be sealed up and finished with a good coat of paint over all of the floated concrete walls to prevent weathering and crumbling. This is a big expense and a lot of labor, but with an enthusiastic team of people who want to show some love to our Haitian kids, the work will go by quickly.

Tools needed: To find out what tools you can bring or donate, contact Harley at harley@hopeinhaiti.org, or click here for an all-trip list of construction tools needed.
Trip costs (including airfare and in-country costs): approximately $1400 per person
Money needed to be raised: $10,000

That is the need. If this trip sounds like a good fit for you, by all means, let us know! The departure date is coming up quickly and we want to make sure you are booked with us!

If you cannot go but this is a need you feel called to help meet, you can also give toward the material costs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Either way, Contact us by email at info@hopeinhaiti.org

Serve and Build: Nan wo classrooms

Dates: July 6-17thSchool foundation
People needed: 5-10 men and women. Family members welcome
Job summary: Our school building in Nan wo is not finished, and the school year is coming up! We feel very strongly that we should get the building ready to house all of our students THIS year, and not wait another year while some grades have to meet in ramshackle tin shelters. We need a team to:

  1. Complete floating of three existing unfinished classrooms.
  2. Complete roof system over four partially constructed classrooms.
  3. Float out above four partially constructed classrooms. english2
  4. Build and install steel exterior doors & partition door for new classrooms.     
  5. Construct block wall along North & East sides of newly constructed school.

Tools needed: To find out what tools you can bring and / or donate for this work, write harley@hopeinhaiti.org, or see the general Tool List.
Trip costs (including airfare and in-country costs): approximately $1400 per person
Money needed to be raised: $41,250

That is the need. If this trip sounds like a good fit for you, by all means, let us know! The departure date is coming up quickly and we want to make sure you are booked with us! I

f you cannot go but this is a need you feel called to help meet, you can also give toward the material costs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Either way, Contact us by email at info@hopeinhaiti.org

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Hope in Haiti in the News!

Issabelle gives fluoride treatment to kids in KawoWe’re always excited to see what God does on the “front lines” in Haiti and how much it impacts team members as they head home, but rarely does any work they do or Hope in Haiti get any public recognition beyond a few pictures posted and emails sent, and perhaps a few moments to share with friends or church groups. But after Myrriah Hayden and her family went to Kawo with HIH in March, the journalists at Renton Woman Magazine took interest and published their story in their March / April edition. Here is an excerpt from their amazing story:

“[On the trail to Kawo] everyone usually climbs at their own pace, and as the mountains got steeper, they found themselves separated from the group. It was a hot, strenuous hike on a rocky trail […] The bugs were ferociously biting their exposed skin, leaving hundreds of itchy, red bumps. After about an hour without seeing anyone, only goats and cows, Myrriah and Terry realized they were lost. Not wanting to alarm the children, they knew they couldn’t panic, so they kept on walking and silently praying.”

What happened next? You can view the entire article with terrific pictures and more of the story by going to rentonwomanmagazine.com and purchasing a copy for $4.99. Get it today!!

 

Paige’s Story: “I felt called to do something for the kids in Haiti”

How many times have you seen a devastating need and thought “Wow, I wish I could do something,” but then walked away taking no action? It’s easy to give ourselves a pass when we don’t have money or special skills that may be needed. But if God gave you the passion, would you respond anyway?
Every little thing makes a difference. Even this zip-locking plastic bag will be a blessing to the family that receives it. Pictured: Paige presenting a Christmas Gift Bag to Pastor Louinet of Haiti.

Every little thing makes a difference. Even this zip-locking plastic bag will be a blessing to the family that receives it. Pictured: Paige presenting a Christmas Gift Bag to Pastor Louinet of Haiti.

Ten year old Paige was in this same situation after she visited Haiti in April of 2014. Being touched by the startling poverty and the beautiful souls she met there, Paige decided to do something. She wanted to bless the several hundred school children attending the schools Hope in Haiti sponsors, and came up with an idea. “I felt called to do something for the kids in Haiti, so I decided on making Christmas bags,” said Paige, inspired by the gift-giving of her own birthday. She was able to organize an effort to raise gifts from people for Haitian children so that God’s love could be set in motion. She assembled Christmas bags with gender and age in mind, and including toys, candy, socks, underwear, granola bars and more. She set her sights high, but the results were higher: “I was hoping that we would reach at least 400 bags. But I am proud to announce we have reached 700 bags! This should reach students at the two schools, one in Nan Wo, and the other [Kawo], located in the mountains.” Indeed, the ever-growing combined student count is now near 700 children. Wow, what an incredible result!

It took initiative, bravery, hard work, organization, and God’s help through other people for Paige’s project to be a success, and that’s exactly what she was able to find in her efforts. Paige will be making a difference in bringing smiles and recognition of God’s love to children in Haiti this year because she was willing to do what it takes to be part of God’s work in Haiti. ” Thank you, everybody that has helped make this task come true! It seems that not only the kids in Haiti are being blessed, but also people here in the USA. I have heard many stories where people have supported this adventure and seen little miracles along the way. God truly cares about the Haitian children. He has met each need along the way to make my goal possible. Mesi (thank you)!”
Paige is not done yet. She is currently saving her money to go back a second time to serve with Hope in Haiti and continue giving of herself. If Paige’s story inspires you, why not answer the call? If you need ideas or want more details, please contact us.
-Brandon

Construction Update: Halfway there!

Construction of half of the new Nan wo school building is nearing completion! Our school administrators are hoping to move classes into the new rooms very soon, so the workers are focusing on finishing these as much as needed before moving onto the other parts of the building. Take a look at the photos below, just received by Hope in Haiti:

The front face of the two new classrooms, nearly ready for use.

The front face of the new classrooms, nearly ready for use.

Left: adjacent future class rooms. Above: Upward expansion rebar in place for a potential some seminary-level courses.

Left: adjacent future class rooms. Above: Upward expansion rebar in place for a potential some seminary-level courses.

Prayer guide: Team departing soon!

Feb-Blog-Picture.jpgWith another Hope in Haiti team departing for Haiti early next week, we could certainly use your prayers! This trip will involve a very important pastor training conference, the last in a series of conferences that Hope in Haiti has teamed up with Global Training Network to provide for men in leadership in area churches as well as women seeking encouragement, training, and teaching.

Cascade Church in Monroe, WA has produced a prayer guide that may be helpful for you to focus your prayers each day as this team works in Haiti. Feel free to download this PDF and print for your use. Click to download:
HAITI 2014 Cascade Prayer Guide

Meet Pastor Louinet – Sunday September 14

This Sunday, September 14th, come and talk face-to-face with Pastor Louinet Gilles of Haiti at a meet-and-greet session at Cascade Church at 14377 167th Ave SE, Monroe, WA from 1pm-2:30 in Room 202. Pastor Louinet is a hard-working minister of the gospel in one of the earth’s poorest countries, overseeing 14 churches, directing operations for Hope in Haiti, and personally investing in people all over his poverty-stricken community.

He will speak for part of the Cascade “On Mission” group on the same day during the 11:15 AM session. The meet-and-greet will follow soon afterward with food, drinks, and casual conversation. Please come and join us!

Sneak Peek: School campus progress

Thanks to the many folks who have poured in support, the new school buildings are rising up off the ground! Many workers have put in countless hours, laying brick upon brick to bring it to the point it’s at now, with three enclosed rooms built, a covered walkway, and several other rooms in process of being built. Enjoy these photos just sent to us from Haiti

This wing of the school is already the same size as the old tin building where classes were held

This wing of the school is already the same size as the old tin building where classes were held

It's hard to work in the hot Caribbean sun all day, but these children and their education are worth it.

It’s hard to work in the hot Caribbean sun all day, but these children and their education are worth it. Here, a chain of men mix concrete and hand it up ladders to make the concrete roof.

Without access to anything like a Home Depot, the workers have to use what they have available to build a sturdy building.

Without access to anything like a Home Depot, the workers have to use what they have available to build a sturdy building.

This school is already an anchor for the local community, and will be even more so as it expands and is able to host more children.

This school is already an anchor for the local community, and will be even more so as it expands and is able to host more children.