Friday, March 30, 2012

GAiN Haiti Mission Team–Friday and Final Update

Here we are at the end of the week. It is hard to believe that the team will be heading home tomorrow morning.  And we have nothing but great things to report on the work of this team here at Nehemiah Vision Ministries.

With the outdoor school kitchen completed, a number of the men set their sights on completing the picket fence around the prayer garden. Believe me, digging holes in the hard Haitian ground is difficult work. But the results are beautiful and the prayer garden will be a blessing to so many in the months and years to come.


We conducted our second vision clinic today. It was held on the NVM compound for folks from the nearby community of Chambrun and surrounding area.  We had a smaller group today but there were many who desperately needed glasses. 24 came through the clinic and 7 of them prayed to receive Jesus into their lives. What a rewarding work it is to help people with both their physical and spiritual sight!


In the afternoon the ladies helped Cheryl prepare for her next basket class in Onaville. Cloth strips must be cut so the ladies can wrap their ropes that eventually become beautiful baskets. And the men did some painting on the warehouse.



This has been a fantastic team and they have worked so hard all week. We want to thank them and all of you who have supported them financially and through your prayers. We pray for each of them as they return home that God will continue to use them in a mighty way in the lives of those around them. 63 people came into God’s Kingdom through their work here in Haiti. And the school has a beautiful kitchen that will be used to feed the 350 students every day. God is good. It was a privilege to serve him with these wonderful folks.


Thank you all for your prayers this week. We could not do this without your support.

Jim, Cheryl and the Girls

Thursday, March 29, 2012

GAiN Haiti Mission Team–Thursday Update

Hi again. The week is passing quickly but the team is getting much accomplished. They are a very hard working group!

The three women went with Cheryl and me back to Onaville to help Cheryl conduct her basket-making class. She is working with 32 Haitian women teaching them this skill. The ladies helped process the class and Cathy and Janet shared with the group. They had a wonderful time and they were very helpful.


The men continued work on the outdoor kitchen for the school. As a matter of fact, they completed the structural part of the project.  Just look at their good work! There is just a little work on the inside before the cooks move in. We need to construct a cooking pit and a hood to vent the smoke. But what a great job the team did this week.


Tomorrow we conduct our second vision clinic here on the NVM compound. And some of the men are going to complete the work on the picket fence surrounding our new prayer garden.

It has been a great week and we look forward to what God is going to do tomorrow. We will keep you posted and thanks for your prayers.

Jim, Cheryl and the Girls

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GAiN Haiti Mission Team–Wednesday Update

We had a great Wednesday in Haiti. The work projects continued and great progress was made. And we also attended a Haitian wedding on the compound.

The men continued work on the new outdoor kitchen that will be used to cook food for the student at the NVM school. As you can see from the photos, the building is starting to take shape. They should finish the project tomorrow. And of course we will document their progress. We thank Verle and the guys for their hard work out in the hot Haitian sun!


The ladies continued their work painting the ceiling tiles for the new hospital. I believe they reported that 75 tiles have been painted. And as you can see in the photos, the workers are starting to put the tiles in place. And the result is great.


Terry Weston again spend the morning working in the NVM clinic. This was his last day serving as the doctor on call. He had some interesting cases today including a One-day-old baby. They were very pleased that he could fill in while our Haitian doctor was at a conference.


One of our good friends on the NVM compound got married today. And we had the opportunity to help out. Cheryl and the ladies helped decorate the church and a tent where the reception was held. And Jim was asked to give the sermon at the wedding. It was great fun and a real cultural experience.


Thanks again for your prayers. It is hard to believe that there are only two work days left. Tomorrow the ladies and Jim return to Onaville to conduct a basket-making class and the men continue their construction work. We will keep you posted.

Jim, Cheryl and the Girls