Monthly Archives: June 2016
On Monday, June 20, Sr. Desirè began her ballet classes with our young girls. She came prepared with dance clothes and ballet shoes, which she had received as donations from her many friends who knew she was coming to Haiti. In the morning, she prepared the sizes and made individual bags so each girl would receive her own set of dance clothes.
When the girls received their individual bags, they were very excited and felt special. They all changed and were ready to begin. They learned the first five positions of ballet for their first class. They will meet Monday through Thursday every afternoon.
On Saturday, June 18, we welcomed Sister Desirè to the Felician Haiti Mission. It is a joy to have another Felician Sister with us for a month! She is a temporary professed Sister who teaches at Pomona High School in California. She is here for her summer of service. It is a true blessing for us! 😃😃😃
During the week of June 12-19, Mike Edgar and his daughter, Haleigh, have shared totally in the Haiti Mission. During the week, Haleigh went to the clinic and learned much about clinical care of the poor in the mountains. For a few of those days, Mike went with the clinic and helped in the pharmacy.
To end this week of experience and learning, we visited our kids’ homes and those of others in need of some kind of medical care. For Haleigh, this was the highlight of the week. It was great having them with us as we walked in relationship with our people.
“Unless the LORD build the house, they labor in vain who build. Unless the LORD guard the city, in vain does the guard keep watch.” Psalm 127:1
Friday, June 17, was a dream come true for us here in the Felician Haiti Mission. The land and construction site were blessed and, finally, construction began for the new convent, volunteer house and clinic building. As we entered the property, we saw the trucks, bull dozer, and construction people with hard hats. At the sight, both of us were filled with tears of joy. Mike Edgar and his daughter, Haleigh, were also with us for the great historic event for the Felician Mission in Haiti.Pop
Bishop Launay Saturne, Bishop of the Diocese of Jacmel, led the prayer service of blessing and groundbreaking. “Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build.” Here is where the Lord will reside; here is the where the rock of foundation was placed and blessed for the Lord to be present for His people, that God may be known, loved and glorified.