Blessings in a Time of Turmoil

October 4, 2019

We had the pleasure of hosting another hard-working team from Avera Health Systems in SD two weeks ago. They were able to fly to and from Jeremie, alleviating safety risks from the political instability here in Haiti. The team included team leader Kathy English, RN and her husband, Dr. Gil English. Gil is an OB/gyn…

Meetings are Good!

August 5, 2019

n That was the conclusion of a meeting we had last Friday of all 24 of our volunteer Community Promoters. We try to meet with them periodically to get feedback regarding their work in the communities and to update their skills and knowledge in educating people about water and sanitation issues. This meeting was especially…

Tired of Hearing about Latrines? Well, We’re Not!!

July 1, 2019

We have made great progress these past few months in our Water and Sanitation program, thanks to funding from an International Rotary Club grant, our wonderful community workers and motivated communities. Our task was to build 210 latrines in 6 communities high up in the mountains where we have our second set of 12 Community…

An Intrepid Avera Team!

June 4, 2019

We are pleased to let everyone know that we were blessed this past week by a visit from a very intrepid group of people from Avera Health System in South Dakota.  Avera has been bringing medical groups to help us out in our clinic three times each year but with the recent political unrest in…

A Visit that was Meant to Be!

February 25, 2019

On February 7th, 2019 opposition parties in Haiti called for people to take to the streets to protest the present government of President Jovenel Moise.  The underlying feeling was that this would be a day of protest and things would get back to normal quickly.  But, as is often the case here, the demonstrations quickly…

Water, Water Everywhere…Just not at our House!!!

February 11, 2019

As most of you who have been following us very long know, life here in Haiti can be difficult and challenging on a regular basis.  Just over the past few days there has been unrest again in Port-au-Prince, making travel difficult and creating uncertainty regarding whether or not to have visitors come to work with…

Leaving the Cold Behind and Sharing Warm Hearts with All!

January 25, 2019

We’ve written a lot of blogs about medical teams that come to visit us from Avera Health System in Sioux Falls, SD, but that’s because they send a team to visit us three times each year! Last week, we had a visit from an Avera team of twelve and it was another wonderful week of…

Twas the Day Before Christmas

December 24, 2018

Twas the day before Christmas and the good doctor and nurse played Santa on their way down the mountain after clinic.  Last year, we had some wonderful visitors here in December who made up gift bags of clothing and toys that we distributed to about 100 children who lived in homes along the road we take back…

The Goats are Coming! The Goats are Coming!

December 17, 2018

Last April, at our annual fundraising banquet in Milwaukee, we announced the start of a new Goat Program. The program is designed to help rural families generate income to support themselves and their children.  The response to our request for funding was overwhelming!  Everyone wanted to buy a goat or two or three!  As a…

On the Road in the U.S.!

November 14, 2018

Cherlie and I have been in the U.S. for the past couple of weeks.  At the end of October, we were privileged to be a part of a Haiti Appreciation Luncheon at my home church, Kingston Presbyterian Church (KPC) in NJ.  We had a great time catching up with lots of friends and church members…

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