Primary School: The second floor is poured, the walls are up, and one staircase is poured!  Currently, there is a crew working on the next stage for finishing the walls.  (It’s called krepisaj in Creole, but I can never remember the English term.)   Pouring major cement slabs is always quite an event.  Catch a bit…

  This week, the construction on the primary school building has been in full swing.  We are so thrilled and thankful to see this dream becoming a reality.  Lemuel’s co-founder, Ginger Muchmore, was there at the beginning, when Lemuel’s first school started under a tree.  Below, she shares her perspective looking back–a testimony to God’s…

  Last week, we received old and new friends from Emmanuel Baptist in Exeter, Ontario.  The church raised funds towards two roofs: one for the kindergarten and one for a local family’s home. The Emmanuel team constructed the roof on the family home….coincidentally, this family’s last name is also Emmanuel!     The team set…

  As the new school year fast approaches, we have received a gift to continue construction on the desperately-needed kindergarten building. We are so excited and thankful to move forward with this project!  

  The pump for the well and the generator to run it have finally arrived and been installed!     They have been set up and running for a couple of weeks now.  We need to keep water running out of the well constantly for a while to help determine the quantity and quality of…

  The Well Project took center stage on the blog over the last couple weeks.  But, friends, there have been many other exciting things happening at the same time.  In our context, investing in people takes on so many different forms.  Let me catch you up on the ways our community has been moving forward,…

  After spending the weekend with their families in Port-au-Prince, the well drilling team returned to the Plateau on Monday.  They re-blew out the hole that had filled back in on Friday afternoon.  The water continued to gush out, sometimes blowing up in the air!     Initial estimates have us at 30 gal/minute.  It…

    It didn’t take long on Day 4 to get the call:  We’ve hit water! Judy, Ani, and I quickly piled into the car and rushed down to the Lemuel garden land.           The 6″ casing arrived at the site, but there was difficulty, since the hole had filled in again….

  On Day 3, still at Site 1 (TW1-a), the drilling team began putting the 6″ casing down.     They ran into some trouble while trying to put gravel and clay in the hole to block a salty, upper aquifer.  The guys measured and re-measured with incredible patience trying to make sure everything was…

    Day 2 began with blowing out the drilled, 360-ish-foot hole to clear it of debris and allow the water to come up for better testing.     Maxwell (from Northwater) is with us for the drilling process to document soil types and test the water.   (These are soil/rock types pulled from different…

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