The Bridge - October 2017 | Hungry For Life

October 2017: ,

A team of skilled construction and medical workers from The Bridge Wesleyan Church in Ottawa headed to Grand Goave, Haiti to begin a partnership with Haiti Arise. The construction crew built a home, fixed roofs and poured cement floors for needy families in the community, while the medical assisted at the Zanmitay clinic. They enjoyed building on the great work already done at this base, as well as getting to know the people of Grand Goave. 


Team Testimonials:

"I saw God in every child's smile, heard His voice in every laughter and felt Him with every tiny hand that grasped onto mine."
"I am humbled and blessed by this trip."
"This trip has reminded me of how God can quickly ask you to serve at a moment's notice if you're willing to heed and trust His call."
"This trip has made me realize that material possessions mean nothing."
"One highlight was seeing the extent of the work done by Haiti Arise in the area."

Team Blog:

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Flight status

Just a quick update that the team’s flight is delayed and they will arrive at 8:26am tomorrow (Oct 11) on AC 8671 from Montreal.

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Monday, October 9th, 2017

Holidays in Haiti

I will start by praying everyone had a wonderful day surrounded by friends, family and love.

How ironic to spend Thanksgiving in Haiti, one of the most impoverished countries in the world. It has definitely given me a real appreciation for what I have to be thankful for.

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Sunday, October 8th, 2017


It all began at 7:32 AM, when Cynthia made me leave the door and get prime seating for an 8’o-clock service. The first song: was an awesome upbeat tune to lift our spirits. They were passionately praising the Lord through song and dance.

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Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Home visits, Clinics and House Completion

Trusses completed and installed on house 1; then finished with tin roofing in a span of 6 hours. Another team worked on house 2 which required boulder rocks as footings with concrete.

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Friday, October 6th, 2017

Another busy day

God has asked us to be a light in the darkness, and we hope that today that light shone as darkness tried to slither its way into the clinic this morning.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Clinics and Construction

The first day of construction for the team started off great, everyone was ready for a good day’s hard work, full of energy and enthusiasm. The day also started off doubtful with the location of the new house having to change, but a new location was rapidly located and our team got right to it.

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

A Haitian Welcome

Another hot one in Grand Goave! This morning the whole team got the full tour of Haiti Arise, including the technical school, the Children’s Village, the medical clinic, the workshop, as well as the goat farm.

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