If there’s one mantra chanted over and over again to our short-term mission teams it’s “be flexible.”
More often than not planes are delayed, luggage arrives late, people get sick, weather doesn’t cooperate…It’s in the midst of this unexpected turbulence that God comes through in ways we could never have imagined.
That’s what happened when our recent construction team went to Grand Savann, Haiti to build a school for the children. (Students are currently meeting in a church that is bursting at the seams.) The materials that were supposed to arrive with the team were delayed multiple days. This allowed our group to share God’s love with the community through teaching and encouragement. With their extra time they fixed bread ovens and dug a well for the school.
When the shipment finally arrived, the local church rallied around the team through the night to unload the materials. They continued to work together to build and stucco the shell of five classrooms. For a country and culture that has received so many handouts in recent years, the willingness of the local church to work alongside our team and take ownership for their project is huge!
Hand in hand, Haitians and Americans worked together for the betterment of the Kingdom. What a beautiful glimpse of Heaven!
The five classrooms constructed represent just a portion of the school building that will, Lord-willing, be finished in October by two more teams. Including an unforeseen increase in cost for materials, shipping and import duty, the total cost to complete this important phase of construction will be $83,090 including the supplies and labor cost. If you’d like to donate, you can do so online here. You can also be a part of the work on the ground by being one of the 20+ people to join our October teams.
We would be thrilled to have you join in this Kingdom work to provide Haitian children with a much-needed school building.