The Building of a Place to Learn and Play
An amazing team of men from Life Church came to help us work on the community center in Port Salut. They donated their time, soccer balls, awesome chocolate covered rice Krispy treats, tools and a beautiful playground unlike anything you have ever seen in this part of Haiti.
For five days they worked in the hot sun with our Haitian team from 7 in the morning until 7 in the evening. They instructed our Haitian team how to use tools that they had never seen before and how to maintenance the playground by keeping the screws tight and the equipment in place. They installed more than 6,000 sq. ft. of metal roofing as they gave instructions on the use of nail guns, skill saws, power grinders and other electrical tools. In the end, Haitians and Americans were all proud of their accomplishments.
The RFF team sends a big THANK YOU to the Life Church team….your love, support and encouragement will always be remembered.
Also a big THANK YOU to my husband, Ray Conn, who designed this beautiful building and ensured the safe construction of this facility.
Soon we will be moving in and working with the local community to teach English, computer skills, literacy and many other programs that will provide jobs and training in this area. Our goal is to use this center as a training facility where people will learn skills that will enable them to support their families so that they never have to send their children to serve as a restavek.
Come back soon Life Church….we love you!