Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday, January 16th

Today we wrapped up some of our remaining projects.  The hut / shelter for the security guard was completed, the generator room closed off, and then we spent a while working on what was the storage depot and preparing it for use as a new boys' dormitory.  This involved a lot of cleanup, sorting out the storage room, and also replacing the old windows with something more durable.

Our false alarm threw things into a bit of confusion this afternoon, so it was a bit of a shorter day than most. :)  The roof of the new apartment is progressing slowly, but the Haitian work crew will finish that up an pour it in the coming days after we return (though we wish we were going to be here to see it).

We thought we'd give you a bit of a photo gallery tonight, highlighting some of our recent activities and different members of the team...

Brian Roberts is on his third tour here at HATS.  He's a hard worker who loves the kids and is one of those really handy people who can help with almost every kind of project we do.

(Did we mention he's a member in good standing of the Chia Pets club? :)

Robert (Bob) Comeau is on his fourth trip, having just been down before Christmas with his wife Linda, to help provide a special Christmas dinner at the school.  Bob helps to lead a lot of our project work and is a core member of the work team.

Kate has been spending a lot of time with the kids at their dormitory during the day, and playing soccer with her Dad and the older kids at the end of the day recently.  It's hard to get a photo where she lets us see her face most of the time these days, but we were finally successful today:

Erin has loved playing with the other kids, especially craft time.  Twice over the past two weeks she has hosted "recess", sharing snacks with the other kids.  Today she decided that granola bars were on the menu, and that it needed to be extended to include the security guard and Haitian work team as well.  Here she is divvying up the goods:

Finally, here are some photos from our work on the depot / boys' dorm and security hut, as well as an assortment of others highlighting others on the team:


  1. thanks for sharing your story with us, we have been following your progress and of course the events in Haiti with great concern and interest.
    Erin is really good at recess and we can't wait to see everyone home safe and sound

    your friends
    Sharon, Michael, Malcolm and Charlotte

  2. Awesome! You are all awesome!

  3. i love seeing your face on here daddio....just a few more sleeps then you come home to us.....thank you tonnes
    vanessa and adam

  4. We continue to pray for the success of the mission and for your safe travel home....
    God Bless,
    Anita, Eric & Justin

  5. we are thinking of each of you as you do your part in this ministry. you are special and Haiti is blessed to have you as I am sure you have felt it a priviledge to be used by the Lor d at this time. Our prayers are with you all. God bless have a safe trip home. Dianne and Alfred d,entremont

  6. Hi Grampy, It's Hannah!
    Daddy is fishing today and we are on our way to Sunday School! We had fun last night with a whole bunch of people, we thought of you tons! We are sad you didn't have time to get to the plane yesterday. 3 more sleeps til we get hugs and kisses. Miss you lots and lots and lots and lots and lots, xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Love Hannah

  7. we will keep every one in our prayers for a safe return ya , claudette &mom

  8. Good to see things are taking shape for your crew! God is good!! Praying for your safe return to Canada, and Blessings for the Hatians.


    The Journeay family


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