We’re very excited that Milwaukee native and UW-Madison graduate Engineer Nick Matthews is now here in Haiti with us. He arrived about ten days ago and is already hard at work learning Creole and going over construction plans with his Haitian engineering counterpart, Paul Chèry. Nick expects to be here with us for a year and will be our construction Project Manager. He and his parents are members of Elmbrook Church in Waukesha, WI, one of the churches that is helping to support our ministry down here. Nick will play an important role in our partnership with Elmbrook Church and will help to direct several construction work teams being sent down from the church next winter and spring.
Here’s a photo of Nick up at the construction site last Thursday, September 22nd (please note that Nick is an avid Packers fan, so Cherlie and I knew from the start that we would like him!):
Nick and Paul worked for several days last week in staking out the foundations for the construction warehouse building, clinic and pharmacy buildings. Here are some photos from their work:
Nick standing where the warehouse will be built
Clinic building staked out