Well it was accomplished…..
To start at the beginning ...
When we were in the states on furlough we shared that a vision we had was to put block walls on the school in Soliette. At present it had tarps on the outside & inside for room dividers.
Before we even came back to Haiti we had received a call that several people were interested in trying to help do this.
Of course we were excited .... to better the school & to have friends come & visit us. That was a very rare treat!
Fred even talked to Pat just 1 week before he was killed...
It was exciting thinking this might really happen. Even when Pat talked to the community about the road work ,he also told them about the school project that we would need help with.
Then the accident happened….
And the decision was made to raise funds for this project.
Well you my friends were EXTREMELY faithful & generous !!! Now all that was needed was my consent to proceed...
“Of Course I’d go “ !!
After much planning, talks, emails & packing- the day came.. Feb 16th
Work was even done on the Gator to get it up & running & we made good use of it!
The community was hauling water, mixing cement, carrying wood,hauling water.. everyone was really
excited! The school was dismantled.
Classes were held under different trees for almost 2 weeks. The teachers & students were very flexible..
The walls starting going up,steps getting poured, doors placed, chalk boards painted & hung, desks made for each of the teachers. Yes this was very exciting.. we had such good workers & helpers. The community was exclaiming ‘bel’ beautiful!
We even had time to celebrate 3 teachers birthdays!
I guess 1 of the most encouraging things to me was the reminder of the care & love our Savior has for the little things in our life…
He put together this team of some of my best friends, that would love, care, cry & laugh with me in my hard times even before Pat died!!! He cares for us my friends in the big & the small
things of life!!
But God being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us… eph 2:4
|we did take time to go to Pine Forest for a picnic|
So without Pat,the vision he had for the school & the community of Soliette was still carried out by ALL of you-
those that gave of your funds...
covered us in prayer,
& the greatest friends anyone could ask for, that unselfishly came-
As the Haitians said… left their beautiful homes, their jobs, left their families, their activities & slept here to build the school.
I feel in my heart that somehow Pat looked down & saw this work completed by YOU..,
And he smiled & was thankful!
|SERVANT OF GOD.. a plaque that was placed on the school wall.|
Thank you so much & may God bless each one of you for your part!
May God be glorified.
GOD, whose I am & whom I serve….