After a Monday night departure, the team arrived safely in Miami Tuesday morning and then eventually caught their connection to Haiti. Travel weary and hopeful, they caught their prearranged ride to Nan wo and trekked into the interior of the island. By 7pm they had made it. “We were all very hot and tired, but found a small meal waiting for us. Everyone has gone to bed. We are grateful to have arrived safely after 24 hours of travel. Thanks for prayers,” wrote Dixie.
Today (Wednesday) the team did something out of the ordinary and got on some two-wheeled transportation into the small village of Savan Brüle. Harley wrote:
We woke up this morning and it was very quiet. I think we all felt better after a good night”s sleep. After a good breakfast of eggs, bread and watermelon, we all took motorcycles (motos) out to Savan Brüle. Pastor Louinet oversees this small church and school which has been struggling financially since it began in 2001.
This school is about a 30 minute moto ride over very rough dirt roads. Kids were not in school today, but there were plenty around who go to school there and enjoyed our team. There are 9 classes from preschool to 6th grade with about 125 kids. Isaac took many pictures. Alias Cantonnelle is the director of the school and is expecting his fourth child any moment.
Hope in Haiti would like to come alongside of them and raise money to pay the teachers as they haven’t been paid on a regular basis for years. We are partnering with another 501c3 Community Foundation of Snohomish County and putting some money into an endowment that will raise money so that we can pay the teachers each month. Our goal is to raise $200,000 and then pay the teachers from the gain on our investment.
If anyone would like to give to this cause, please send money to Hope in Haiti, PO Box 26, Monroe, WA 98272 and write Teacher’s Fund on the memo line of check.
This is a dream we on the Board of Hope in Haiti have been considering for a while… adding on to the fruit of our vision by expanding our partnership in Haiti. We are excited to see what God will do! Will you pray about this with us?
Tomorrow (Thrusday) will be a very different day, with a heavy emphasis on teaching and sharing the Gospel. Please pray for hearts ready to hear.