Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Job Well Done!


In two days our superintendents, Brian and Lorey Wetmiller will leave Haiti. Even though they are young and energetic, it's hard to believe they have put the roofs on 44 temporary shelters and prayed with 42 families. They have completed the footer for the first building on the orphanage property, and worked hard on the upstairs of the guest house,
"The Haitian Queen."
They also cared for volunteers and the guest house when needed. They are true servants. I don't know what we would have done without them.

Many days the heat index was 115 degrees, but they plugged along in spite of it.

Brian and Lorey have made a huge difference to us as well as to all those whose lives they have impacted both spiritually and physically.
We look forward to having them at our home-office July 18th and 19th for meetings, debriefing, planning, and hopefully some fun in between.

This was their first assignment with "Side by Side" and we would like to thank them for a job well done. We know God sent them our way and it was a huge answer to prayer for us. We hope it will be the first of many assignments to come.
OUR RETURN TO HAITI
Jim returns to Haiti July 23rd and I will join him July 29th. We booked one way tickets since we don't yet know when we will come home. We expect three crews of volunteers back to back.
Jim will initially go to Cap Haitien in the north to transport the remaining contents of the last container 8 hours over the mountains on those winding potholed roads to Gressier. (see June prayer letter on http://www.essonnews.com/. We need the materials and tools to continue work on the upstairs of the "Haitien Queen" and Shepherd's House Orphanage.
Please continue to pray for us and the people of Haiti.