Monday, February 6, 2012

Fort Jacques

Today was a better day...thank God!  I decided it was high time to pull up my socks, suck it up and get on with life!  It is so not like me to wallow in crying.  Perhaps God wants me vulnerable and raw so that I can see what is pure and holy more clearly.  I am ready to begin planning, although, I'm not exactly sure which direction I will take...
God's Littlest Angels is currently working on building an entire new facility to house all the children and staff.  This spacious land is in Fort Jacques, up in the mountains above Port Au Prince.  It is a lovely place.  Much quieter than the current location.  Once this project is completed, GLA will no longer be paying rent, thus saving money.  They currently rent one property for the Main House, where the babies are housed, and one property for the Toddler House, where the 2 year olds and up live.  On top of that, they have a guest house where volunteers and adoptive parents stay.  The new facility will accommodate all of that!
The project at Fort Jacques is well under way, but there is still much work to be done.  They have built a wall around the entire property, a shop, barn, house and a shop/house.  They are currently working on the toddler pods which will house 10 children and 2 nannies.  Each pod costs about 16 thousand dollars and is built by volunteers.  (I'm thinking all my 7 brothers, who all have construction experience, would get a LOT accomplished in one week.) It will have a large play ground with grass!!   The kids currently only have concrete or a balcony to play on.

One pod almost completed...5 more to go...

View of Port Au Prince from the play area.

This place is absolutely lovely in every way...except for the last stretch of is more of a groaz veigcht (I have no idea how to spell that, but it means dirt in what one finds in rural Sk, where the road is generally used by farmers to access a piece of farmland that has no access road), than an actual road.

1 comment:

Paige said...

How wonderful that they are building a new facility... I hope it can be done quickly. The views are beautiful.

You may have to do another trip there with your brothers!

I hope God will give you clarity on his purpose for this trip and this calling to Haiti.... sometimes we just have to be patient and wait for him to reveal his plan.