May you have a Blessed New Year 2012
Happy New Year from Haiti:<:-P party
New Year's Eve will be full of fireworks - which means both big dogs will be directly under me. Shep handles it OK, but poor Snoopy actually trembles from the noise. All sorts of fireworks are allowed here so there is quite a show all over town. I think it is really nice as everyone gets to enjoy fireworks.
I want to thank everyone that helped us financially. I do not know exactly who you are yet but you are WONDERFUL!!! I was looking at not being able to do December payroll at all - and December is required by law to be double! Yet, we did it!!! YOU did it!!!!! Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Prayer requests for 2012: These are things we need in 2012.
Long term volunteers - administrator, orphanage director, school director, nurse/nutritionist, handyman, etc.
I have been asking for the Lord to send workers into our field. It is too much for me to handle administration, the school, the orphanage, short-term teams, repairs, feeding programs, etc. by myself.
I have been asking for help so we have been preparing to receive long term volunteers when Papa send them. We are preparing private rooms for long term help. There is much to be done before the rooms are ready but progress has been made.
Trained Teachers for high school subjects (in English) and to work alongside my Haitian teachers. It would be best to committ to the school year or at least a full semester. My Haitian teachers would learn so very much from working with trained teachers. Some American high school subjects in English are difficult for the Haitian teachers. I would like Haitians teaching in French & Americans or Canadians teaching in English.
A trade school summer school - I would like to have computer classes, plumbing, electrical, sewing, crafts, etc. in summer school. Each class would include Bible study. The teachers would need to come for about 6 weeks in the summer as 1 week just is not enough time. Healthy retired people would be great at this.
We need to finish the 3rd wing. We have received about 1/3 of the money needed to put the roof on the first floor. The first floor will add 4 classrooms and student bathrooms. We will definitely need these rooms by August.
I plan to spend the last days of 2011 counting my blessings. Sure we have needs, but we have had huge blessings too. It is important to reflect back on the amazing things out Wonderful Papa has done for us. Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!
God bless you,