A curious child adds to the tension of this dilapidated mountain school photo.
We have resumed visiting sponsored schools in remote locations so we can report updates or changes to the sponsors. Several of the schools will be entering our sponsorship program and we gather all the information for the new sponsor. We have taken day trips that involved some climbing to reach the schools and overnight trips that involved difficult mountain driving and hiking to accomplish reaching some of these schools.
One thing we always find at the end of the road…thankfulness! Thankful that we remembered them by visiting and thankful for the support they receive.
Grant doesn’t mind getting out and going along whenever possible!
There is only one way to reach this school…up!
Interviewing a school director and learning about the needs of his school. (thankful to be sitting!)
Hope returns to this mountaintop school with the possibility of a school sponsor!
After two and a half hours of mountain driving, and the “road” we were fighting to stay on had turned into only a path, we came to this remote MEBSH church and school, previously built and supported by a missionary who has since left Haiti. The building was in pretty good condition although the classrooms weren’t finished and the desks were few. The families could not pay tuition and the teachers were still working with the hope that someday they would get paid. Now they will be blessed with a school sponsor! The school founder was so happy to have us visit that he invited us to his home for lunch and to say thanks. That was another hike over very slippery rocks…
We came upon a village market day. They had to move everything for the truck to get through!
Not many vehicles go through here…everything stopped until we pushed through.
These guys thought it would be a good idea for the next guy to pay them to pass through!
With lack of books, lessons for the most part are memorization by loud group participation!
As is usually the case, many more desks are needed in remote schools.
Although the desks are few, these students are just thankful for a school to attend.
Getting treated with a few little gifts brings lots of smiles!
Love this shot…the founder of the school invited us for lunch at his house…it required another hike!
In rural schools, kids walk up to two hours to school one way.
It is all about the kids and Haiti’s future!
Thanks to each school sponsor for the many children, families and teachers you affect in that community!
Even in a poverty-stricken nation “the least of these” are greatly loved by God!
Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti
February 14, 2015 at 11:08 pm
Mike and Susie, I appreciate what you are doing in Haiti! Keep up the good work! Press on!