Westbow Construction - January 2014 | Hungry For Life
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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.

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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:

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

A Day Well Worth the Ride

So much crosses my mind as I start to write the blog for tonight and try to decide what to tell. Tonight as we grouped together after supper to share the highs and lows of our day, it was quite remarkable that many of us shared similar lows and highs.

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Albert's shopping spree

Good evening from beautiful Haiti! The last two days have been for me what the locals call “a true Haitian experience.” I took one for the team and went shopping in Port au Prince for materials to finish some of the houses.

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

And the work begins.

We were up with the dogs and roosters again at about 6 AM. Actually, the animals were up much earlier than we were! After packing our suitcases, we headed over to the UCI building as the other teams were leaving and we were moving in. Breakfast was at 7.

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Sabbath

Today started as every other Haitian day that we have seen; sunny, roosters cockadoodaling and dogs barking.

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Saturday Already?!

The stars were still twinkling in the sky when outside our window we heard some loud, cheerful hollering and clapping of hands. All our heads shot up off the pillows and then sank back down again as we realized it was only 0552!

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Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Safe and sound in Pignon

We are safely in pignon!!! (sp?)  It took a long time to get here but as we’ve been learning, it takes a long time to get anywhere in Haiti. Our taxi driver arrived around 12 pm to pick us up.

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Friday, January 10th, 2014

Team has arrived

The team has made it safely to Pignon and is settled into their accommodations for the night. They are all geared up to get working and excited for what the next couple of weeks will hold. They will try to get a full report up sometime tomorrow.

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