Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Week in the Outback…

I just got back from another week out in the Haitian Outback.  Only 74.9 miles (42.4 miles as the crow flies), but it took us 10 hours to get there, and 7 hours to get home.  Long trip over the mountains, but well worth it!

We went out to Chambellan, Haiti (GPS Waypoint and GPS Trip Track), in the Grand Anse Department of Haiti with Crossroads Bible Church.  Crossroads has had this partnership with the Chambellan Baptist Church for the last 21 years through RMI.  Much has been accomplished in those 21 years!

This trip was all about coming together to put a roof on the church. Crossroads Bible provided all the funds, and Chambellan Baptist provided most of the

sweat! Crossroads thought they were putting a new roof on the old church.  But, the pastor at Chambellan pulled a fast one and built an entire new church just before the team’s arrival.  So, the new roof went on a new church!  It was exciting to see it come to completion.  Both US team members and Haitian church members worked very hard.  It always thrills my soul when the multicultural body of Christ works together to accomplish a singular purpose. 

Highlights?  Great celebration and welcoming parade upon our arrival after dark, someone accepted Christ in the Sunday morning service, finishing the church roof, teaching young Haitian kids how to hammer and take part in the process, ladies tea, taking part in the very first church service in their new building!

Here are a few more pics of the team work.  More pictures can be seen here.

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