Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pouring the slab for the Candice Dominguez Dorm in Gonaives, Haiti


The Video identified as Candice 0 shows the pouring of the slab for the Candice Dominguez Dormitory at the Faith Lutheran Orphanage in Gonaives, Haiti. Candice has been to the orphanage many times and is greatly loved. Currently she is fighting stage 3 breast cancer. Wheelbarrows were available, but the team preferred to move the concrete with buckets.


The Candice 1 video shows orphans carving Candice’s initials in the slab and signing their names with help from Lophane Laurent who makes our work in Haiti possible.


The Candice 2 video shows the results of the orphans handy work.



Is a short term mission/service team for you?

First off, it is not for everyone. Some people can do more good by staying at home.

To make the commitment like I do, or like Helen Roenfeldt, you must have a special family supporting you. The link below takes you to an article which Helen wrote. Before you get talked into going, or before you talk yourself into going, read the article and pray for guidance.


2016-04-18-Short term missions-Is it for you

Presentations concerning Haiti

Between now and June 5, Candice Dominguez and I will be giving a presentation concerning our work in Haiti at three churches, Kerrville, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Uvalde, TX.  If you are interested, click on a link below.

2016-04-15-Learn about Haiti – Trinity

2016-04-15-Learn about Haiti – Hosanna

2016-04-19-Learn about Haiti – St Paul – Halringen

If you would like us to present to your church or group, let us know and we will see if we can make the arrangements.


The problem with chlorides


Concrete can be made with sea water and the chlorides will not harm it, it it will harm the steel that is in the concrete and associated with the concrete. This photo is of a ceiling which is deteriorating due to the use of brackish, yet drinkable, water when it was installed about 15 years ago. The rebar broke when I touched it.

Concrete 5

Attached is a report which addresses why this is a serious problem.

2016-04-06-Chlorides and rebar