Tag Archives: Mission of Hope

Haiti is for Lovers

By and large the people who carve out a piece of their life to work in Haiti are interesting folk.  There are new missionaries every time I return to Mirlitone and, aside from the over-zealous, I enjoy them.  Occasionally someone’s … Continue reading

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Building Stairs

Yesterday we began building the main stairs at Mission of Hope, our first permanent concrete stairs.  Like all ‘first days’ of a new phase in the work, it goes very slow and the miscommunication is rampant.  It takes us about … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Occasion

One hallmark of Haitian culture is gathering together to mark the start of an event.  A collective pause or prayer precedes daily meals, laborers gather before each work day; and we mark construction milestones with impromptu but elaborate ceremonies.  At … Continue reading

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One for the Record Book

This morning at 1 am we completed pouring the first floor of MoHI School; MoHI’s largest concrete pour to date, perhaps the largest ever in Grand Goave.  We started pouring at 10 am on Friday and thirty-nine hours later had … Continue reading

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When I Grow Old I Want to be Like Pastor Beauvais

Pastor Beauvais is a twig of a man.  Five feet tall and one hundred pounds, maybe; a 36’ belt would surely ring his waist twice.  In a country where the average life expectancy at birth is just over 62 (Index … Continue reading

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! CONCRETE !

We finished pouring the foundation at the MoHI School today.  I hope that you enjoy this photo essay of the days work. Here is the site at 7:00 am Monday morning.  The last area to be poured is the upper … Continue reading

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Concrete Night

I am sitting at a picnic table under a bare bulb in the middle of Mission of Hope.  It is 6:45 pm, which in Haiti means it is black as midnight.  I will try to describe the scene, but it … Continue reading

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