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Friday April 16, 2010

Posted by MTH-Team | Posted in April 2010 | Posted on 04-18-2010 10:07 AM

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I apologize for the delay in posting yesterday’s blog; the internet was cutting out every few minutes and wouldn’t stay connected long enough to upload everything reliably even though it seemed to have uploaded at the time.  So to make amends and stay on schedule for our early departure tomorrow I am attempting to write and upload this blog and photos in the middle of the afternoon.  The construction crew is busy completing the tying of rebar in the second footing for the bridge.  The (...)

Thursday April 15, 2010

Posted by MTH-Team | Posted in April 2010 | Posted on 04-16-2010 11:41 AM

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Well I didn’t think it would be possible, but today was the busiest day yet and is being evidenced by the late posting of this blog.  Many of us were up before 6am getting prepared to start sharply after our 7am breakfast and there were Haitian workers already here and ready to start.  The construction team got immediately to work setting up forms for the house on the campus.  By about 3:30pm the forms and reinforcing rebar were set up and ready to receive cement.  We had two cement (...)

Wednesday April 14, 2010

Posted by MTH-Team | Posted in April 2010 | Posted on 04-14-2010 5:49 PM

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Thank the Lord that it did not rain last night!!  This enabled our group to focus on pouring concrete into the prepared forms rather than spend a large amount of time removing water and mud from them.  As I write this blog at 4:15 local time it is apparent that the construction crew will again be working well past dinner time to fill the forms of the pad for the house and the footings for the bridge so that this job is complete as it is not possible to stop filling a form once concrete begins to be poured.  There are already a lot of (…)

Tuesday April 13, 2010

Posted by MTH-Team | Posted in April 2010 | Posted on 04-13-2010 6:29 PM

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Today began with fresh challenges as we woke to a courtyard with many large puddles due to the downpour that occurred as we slept.  This meant that the holes which had been dug for the footings of the new bridge were newly filled with water and mud and would have to be cleared before beginning any further work on this project.  Following a morning of productive work by the Haitian crew the one footing was clear of the “contaminants” by lunch time.  The crew has been working on tying and placing rebar in the (…)

Monday April 12, 2010

Posted by MTH-Team | Posted in April 2010 | Posted on 04-12-2010 9:30 PM

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Last night was highlighted by an eclectic mix of sounds as the donkeys, dogs and a torrential rainstorm competed to interrupt our sleep.  I know that Glenn had his wheels spinning wondering how he was going to redirect the construction crew from digging the footings for the bridge to some other project.  Praise God that we woke to clear skies and that they were able to move forward with that work today.  As I am (…)

Sunday April 11, 2010

Posted by MTH-Team | Posted in April 2010 | Posted on 04-11-2010 7:11 PM

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We began our day with refreshed minds and bodies following a restful night of sleep. The worship service today with the Haitians was an amazing opportunity to share in the praise and worship of our great God. A choral men’s group sang and we also had the pleasure of singing as a group for the Haitians as we led the praise for a few songs. Per usual, the worship service was full of harmonious singing interspersed with roaring “Amens”. The community has welcomed us with open arms and we look forward to working (…)

Saturday April 10, 2010

Posted by MTH-Team | Posted in April 2010 | Posted on 04-10-2010 9:10 PM

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Greetings to all from the campus in Messailler!  We are happy to share with all of you that we have arrived safely and have been welcomed most graciously by our Haitian brothers and sisters.  For those of you that have been to Haiti before, the landscape is quite different from what you have seen before.  There are many dense congregations of tents in both the city and the countryside where the Haitians have relocated due to the loss or partial destruction of their homes.   It is a sobering sight that helps to remind us of our (…)