Westbow Construction - January 2014 | Hungry For Life

January 2014: ,

A team of 13 people from Westbow Construction and HFL staff TJ Walter traveled to Caiman, Haiti to work alongside United Christians International (UCI). The team worked alongside Haitian staff in construction of new homes as a part of UCI's vision to relieve the suffering of many Haitians that remain homeless after the 2010 earthquake. The team also was engaged in the many ministry areas of UCI, developing relationships with staff and the community of Caiman.

Community projects: 

Team Testimonials:

“(In the next six months) I want to spend more time praying! I know God has the answers.”
“I know I can help others with what I know and am willing to keep learning”
“I want to be brave enough to share my passion and dreams with others and pray that God will use me to encourage many more women to give of our abundance to those in need.”
“(One highlight from the trip was) meeting and talking with the Haitian people, hearing their stories and experiences.”
“(It broke my heart) seeing how the education system here needs so much improvement.”
“(This trip) made me realize again how we are so blessed in Canada and how so many others do not have.”
“(One highlight was) seeing my family in Haiti.”
“Huge eye opener, it is a humbling experience to see how blessed we are to live where we do, this will be a major realization of how a little help makes a big impact.”
“I feel a much larger need spiritually to pray and I think this will change a lot of different aspects of my life.”
“These Haitians seem so happy with what they have and I was shocked at how content they were.”

Team Blog:

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Photos from our trip

 Janaya and Brendan took a lot of amazing photos and are in the process of editing. Here's a sampling of some they've finished so far.

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Flight info

The team will be arriving back in Seattle tomorrow night (Wed, Jan 22) at 9:00 pm on American Airlines flight AA 1057.

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Monday, January 20th, 2014

Beach Time!

After a week and half of hard work the team is finally taking it easy. Early this morning (this time it was our turn to wake up the roosters) we headed to Club Indigo which is an hour and a half north of Port-au-Prince.

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Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Dick's thoughts

Well here I am in Haiti Again, this is now my sixth time visiting this beautiful country. Loren and Francine were born in Haiti and 2 years ago the Lord helped us find their family. I see my son Loren as I watch his older brother Senelues working in the hot Haitian sun.

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Sunday, January 19th, 2014


Back in Port-au-Prince for a couple days with a much better internet connection so here are some pictures.

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Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Bedtime awaits...

After a long, tiring day the team has as settled into their hotel in Port-au-Prince. They are looking forward to church tomorrow, before heading out to another community. They hope to have a post up sometime tomorrow, recapping the day’s events.

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Another rewarding day

The roosters start singing earlier every day; it must be that full moon. Today was a work day for most of us. I worked with Joel today and built shelves for the homes that are only partially completed. We just started getting on with our systems, and then the electricity cut out.

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