January 18, 2014 - Our Haiti Construction Team reports that the work on the kitchen is in full swing and going smoothly. The concrete work is a little more difficult due to different tools, materials and conditions, but the plumbing and painting is between half way and a third done. The electrical work is ready to begin, and the ceiling redesign is complete and looks great!
Jamey spotted their ‘pet tarantula’ and followed it to its home – don’t worry, all is well and both the Tarantula and the team are keeping a respectful distance from each other.
Working alongside the Haitians is going very well. It is fun, and the team is picking up common, repetitive, Creole words. Trying to speak the language seems to be going over very well. Their translator, Willy, has a very academic understanding of English, so there has been some confusion at times, but he is learning along with the team.
The team needs prayer for strength to complete the finishing projects. They are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but there is much work yet to be done. Leif and Jamey's work pace will be picking up as they get to start the work on the electrical part of the plan. "This last week will see a definite increase in work hours".
They have a few work days left to get as much done as possible. They will leave Gens de Nantes on Saturday January 25, and arrive back in Winnipeg at 12:06am on Monday, January 27.