63 days before toddlers are at Fort Jacques


For a good 3 weeks, we had to travel in and out of Fort Jacques by a back road and this is what we could see every time driving toward the Fort. The main road is now reopened and although I do not miss the very rough back road, I miss this sight.


This is the view of the school from the end of the playground. The outside is almost all painted and if you look carefully you can see the colors on the walls inside. All the railings have been painted thanks to our long term volunteers and some staff members. This past week, we have been blessed with a team from Family Christian Bookstores. They primed all the ceiling downstairs and the columns and beams.


They also primed and painted the bathrooms.


Upstairs they painted all the walls in the classrooms, hallway and top of staircases. All the classrooms have 2 walls blue and 2 walls yellow. They also installed all the covers on the electrical outlets. As you can also see in this picture, John Bickel installed all the ceiling lights and fans in all classroom.


Our long term volunteers came back and painted the beams and colums.


John Bickel and Tim Parker are working on the cover for the cistern under the school.


 Our Haitian crew has built the foundations, poured the floor and built the walls for the building that will house the washing machines for the toddler compound.


This bear has showed up by the school sometimes since the last post.


In the coming weeks, we are looking forward to more teams that will be coming to help finish this project. We are getting more excited all the time as we see the progress on the toddler compound. We want to say another big thanks to the team from Family Christian Bookstores and our long terms volunteers for your help.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Michelle Johnson wrote:

Mon, September 29, 2014 @ 9:44 PM

2. Carla Vasilakes wrote:
Wow! It is nearing a year since our last visit to GLA! Although we were not part of a team physically working on the new School and housing, we stayed at that compound and saw it daily! What an amazing difference it is now compared to then. Praise the Lord for His many blessings of providing materials, finances, and loving/caring people to carry out His work! I can hardly wait for 60 days to pass to hear of the official 'moving in' for the children and staff! Congratulations GLA on making your vision a reality.
"To God be the Glory great things He has done!"

GLA and the many 'staff' that we have come to know are missed and thought about often!

Wed, October 1, 2014 @ 4:26 PM

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