Westbow Construction - January 2017 | Hungry For Life

January 2017: ,

In January, a team of 16 traveled to Haiti to work alongside United Christians International in Pignon, and FONSOPED in Mirebalais. The team assisted in completing the construction of a school by building the roof, conducted home visits in the community, participated in feeding programs, held sewing and women's hygiene programs, and more!

Team Testimonials:

"I have seen the ability of small acts of generosity change the course of a life."
"Seeing the positivity of everyone has made me think about my own outlook on life."
"In the next six months I will be more open to creating stronger relationships/bonds."
"I was very worried how I was going to do this project with the language barrier and it humbles me to see that God does answer our prayers."
"I am now going to be less afraid to do the things that bring me great joy."

Team Blog:

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Winding down the projects

Trusses, trusses everywhere!! 

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Monday, January 30th, 2017

Back to Mirebalais

We were able to complete the teaching of sewing the hygiene kits to 4 women of the original 13 today. 

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Sunday, January 29th, 2017


We all had a small opportunity to "sleep in" this morning, because church did not start until 8:30!

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Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Busy day of projects

Today we took three vehicles to La Boc, we split up into two groups. The men went to  concret floors in two Haitian homes, and the women went to do a hygiene presentation with the Haitian women. Then after we all met up to do a feeding program with the local younger kids.

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Friday, January 27th, 2017

Repitition! Repitition! Repitition!

Imagine hearing fifty, eager, primary children, all wanting to be heard, repetitively saying, "Good Morning," (children echo) "How are you?" (echo) "I am fine." (echo) "My name is_____."(echo) This went on for every bit of 30 minutes before class was dismissed for the day. 

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Friday, January 27th, 2017

Snapping Sponsor Photos

"Souri," meaning smile, was a very common word used today! Snapping pictures of about 150 preschool/kindergarten students for their sponsors is not as easy as it sounds.

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Friday, January 27th, 2017

Another Successful Sewing Day!

Upon our 8:00 A.M. arrival, all thirteen ladies were eagerly waiting to start their second day of sewing. By lunch each one completed a bag and caught onto the importance of a light foot, especially after watching others learn the art of using a seam ripper.

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