Monthly Archives: February 2015

My most important job in Haiti

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While I go to Haiti to help build the infrastructure, I often wonder if that is my most important job. Sitting in church one day in Jubilee, a young man could not get in the door, so he came through the wall.  After he got into the church, he crawled into my lap.

 

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On another occasion, after the church in Jubilee was remodeled with a roof and walls rather than a tarp and woven palm leaves,  I had 6 children try to climb into my lap at the same time. This was after I had been introduced to the congregation and admitted that I was a Grandpa. I could not take a Selfie with 6, but here is one with just one young lady. You will notice that I am wearing a tie. Some of my relatives have never seen me wear a tie, but in Haiti, people put on their best to go to church, so I wear a tie.

 

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When I could not work on the Homes for Jubilee project, I volunteered to help with a medical clinic. I ended up with this young lady crawling into my lap and staying for about  two hours. I never found out who her parents were or where she came from.

 

 

 

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One day at Faith Lutheran Orphanage in Gonaives, Sylvia suggested we take a photo of me with my granddaughters. She did not have a problem recruiting granddaughters for me. Candice the team leader for our group is on my right. Sylvia, who came along to ensure I did not over do things is on my left, and Sophanie, one of our translators is on Sylvia’s left.