It is more than time to let you know we are all doing well here. You will still hear from me fairly regularly, but I will be sharing blogging with the who are now a part of HATS. The Reimer family already had three years of missionary life in Haiti before joining HATS, so their adjustment to life here is not difficult. They are settled in their home and are involved in everything going on here. I have already delegated some of my load to them and will, slowly and steadily, pass over more. It feels good!!!! If anyone thought I was doing all that I have been for so long because I wanted to, you could not be more mistaken. I continued to do all that was needed to take good care of the children, but I have been wanting to permanently delegate a lot of the load. I am thankful and blessed to be able to share the work load and not have to worry about having to take it back again.
|Brad cutting wood for shelves in their kitchen|
|Brad painted a blackboard then locked his keys inside|
|Vlaldimy trying to get Brad’s keys|
For the past eight days, the main house/admin building has had electrical problems. If the generator was not running there was no electricity at all at this house. The inverter that provided electricity through a bank of batteries for this building, decided to quit working. It was interesting to say the least. Without electricity there was no internet service. No internet service at this house meant no internet at the Reimers. Kaeli does a lot of her school work by internet so this effected her. Very little electricity meant warm refrigerators and freezers, which in turn meant food thawing that should not have been. Electricity in Haiti causes a lot of things to have a much shorter life than they would in Canada. Here we have EDH (Haitian electricity, such as it is), generator electricity, and inverter electricity. Electrical appliances (and inverters) have too many types of electricity coursing through them, and it is not good for them. HATS is certainly not the only place here that suffers electricity problems. Without a trustworthy, dependable electrical company all of us will have to continue with sporadic Haitian power, generator power, and inverter and battery power. I am extremely thankful for what HATS has had for the past few years, and hopefully soon will have again.
|Kaeli has organized her bedroom|
|Moving Reliv Kid’s Now to our school for our students|
Luckner and our battery/inverter service guy, Palto, have been helping with our electrical problems. When Luckner is onsite Ti Luckner likes to claim his attention, as Papa Luckner is very important to Ti Luc.
|Big Luckner and Little Luckner|
Mama Karen continues to walk along the canal early mornings when possible and almost always is accompanied by 4 or 5 of the older children. If I can’t get out they miss it as much as their mama does.
|Two of Moise or two of Peter|
|Saturday morning walk with our kids|
In eleven days we have our HATS group from Texas returning, under the leadership of David Nance once again. We are now looking forward to renewing friendships with those we know and making a couple of new friends.
Thank you for everything you do through HATS and for the people in Haiti, especially the children, can never be said often enough or forcefully enough. I can never blog without saying thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. May the Lord bless each and every one of you.
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