His Heart for Haiti

Giving Hope Through Child Sponsorship

Remote School Visits

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A curious child adds to the tension of this dilapidated mountain school photo.

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.

Sitting in the office one day, climbing a mountain the next...Grant doesn't mind getting out though!

Grant doesn’t mind getting out and going along whenever possible!

There is only one way to this mountain school...up!

There is only one way to reach this school…up!

Interviewing a school director and learning about the needs of his school.

Interviewing a school director and learning about the needs of his school. (thankful to be sitting!)

After two and a half hours of mountain driving, and the "road" turned into a path, we came to this remote school.

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!

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.

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 to get through!

These guys thought it would be a good idea for the next guy to pay them to pass through!

A typical Haitian classroom. With lack of books, lessons for the most part are memorization by loud group participation

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.

As is usually the case, many more desks are needed in remote schools.

Although the desks are slim, the students are thankful for a school to attend.

Although the desks are few, these students are just thankful for a school to attend.

Getting treated with a few little gifts!

Getting treated with a few little gifts brings lots of smiles!

The founder of the school invited us for lunch at his house...it required another hike!

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 one way!

In rural schools, kids walk up to two hours to school one way.

It is all about the kids!

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 each community!

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!

Even in a poverty-stricken nation “the least of these” are greatly loved by God!

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Author: Mike + Susie

Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti

One thought on “Remote School Visits

  1. Mike and Susie, I appreciate what you are doing in Haiti! Keep up the good work! Press on!

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