Greetings in Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
When I called Rev. Paul today he asked, "How are you doing?" I responded, "Hot! We have had several weeks of hot weather. It has been in the 90's as it was when I was in Haiti. Are you also hot?" He responded, "No, it is raining right now! The rain is good for our gardens, but not for our cement work."
They have been continuing to do some final touches to get drainage to work properly on the driveway at the girl's home; this was worked on by a mission team this summer. He lamented, "Right now the water is coming in from the road into the facility." This driveway does allow for a more pleasant entry than the muddy ground that was there previously. May they continue to work with having the water drain in a proper way.
La Maison des Agneaux de Dieu Orphilenat (MADO) has thirty-nine children who will be attending upper grades (7th and up) this year. Our school is expanding to include eight grade. Of MADO's orphans, over ten are seventh graders and over ten are eighth graders. Expanding our school brings in other students from the community and allows us to be more financially efficient than sending them to other schools. There are issues of securing teachers and providing a room for the class. The ministry is very busy with preparations for the school year. Please pray for teachers and all their preparations. School starts September 4th.
With school starting, let me celebrate again that Elainie has been admitted to school for medical training in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Rev. Sam Wiseman
NEHLM Pastoral Adviser