It is always a joy for us when we see our staff taking initiative and pride in investing in their community.  This past week, we saw this happen in two ways. On Saturday, DDL (Lemuel’s Development Department) organized a community wide event to raise funds towards the purchase of a tractor for the community….

Enjoy this perspective from Rianna Neels (far right in the photo above), one of the members of the Mount Cheam group who recently visited us from British Columbia.  This was her first time in Haiti and on the Plateau.  (This post and the pictures are taken from Hungry for Life’s MCG Team blog.  For more stories and…

  Samuel, along with Bryon Sparling, took a moment to snap this shot with the guys at Samuel’s Trees about a week ago. Samuel, of course, is the Samuel of Samuel’s Trees.  He started the project a couple years ago. Rolmy, Lucsene, Wesnet, and Brunel are stationed at Samuel’s Trees and are responsible for its…

  This week we are hosting a team from Chilliwack, BC, Canada.  They are the first group to take on one of our Fence, Tree-Planting, and Garden (FTPG) projects!     We are increasingly approached by individuals wanting to bring a team of youth to the Plateau.  They are often very willing to raise project…

Last weekend, a group of men from Global Compassion Ministries installed two donated shade houses for us on the Plateau!  One is located in Krischelle’s yard, and the other is located at Samuel’s Trees. The extremely rocky ground gave them quite a bit of trouble when pounding in all the posts….in fact, the heavy sledgehammer eventually lost…

  The night before the youth went back to school—some locally, some in the cities—we were able to have a rare, fun activity with them: a bonfire over at Samuel’s Trees! But this week’s Foto Friday has a little more to it…   During the Christmas vacation, a large number of youth from the Plateau—under…

As last school year ended, Manis received a letter from a young man from a neighboring community.  This young man, Amelet, and his friend, Irvin, had already garnered Manis’ appreciation for their disinterested involvement in several of Lemuel’s formative activities.  In his letter, Amelet asked if he and his friend could possibly get a job…

As the new work year begins, school news tends to dominate the blog.  However, there are many other happenings at Lemuel as well these days. Take for instance, the construction of the cafeteria.     A cafeteria has long been on our list of “someday-hopefully-soon”needs.  Due to a special donation, we were able to begin the…

You might want to get a snack; this could be a long one.  In fact, I think we’ll make it into two. Towards the end of February, we were glad to once again receive Bonita’s dad, Bryon Sparling.  This time, he brought an extra special person along: Bonita’s mom!  As it is not easy for…

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