Here's just a small glimpse at some of the latest happenings around the mission house and surrounding Arcahaie.
The largest project, and one that's still going on, has been the bulldozer work on the mountain road that stretches 22 rough and rocky miles behind Arcahaie. A bulldozer was hired to move large rocks, flatten the terrain, and widen the road where it was needed.
|The large bulldozer making its way through a narrow passage in the mountain.|
Before construction, heavy duty metal mile markers were placed every half mile for the entire stretch of the road.
Here, Nate is drilling a hole in a rock where one of the rebar sign posts will be driven.
There's always a crowd gathered to watch the 'dozer work. A couple of young men have been sleeping with it every night to help prevent theft or any unwelcome activity.
We were blessed to host a large group, or two groups that overlapped, last week. The mission house was all filled up and bustling with activity. We always enjoy the time of fellowship and singing (in English!) with a group that's much larger than our young family :)
Sharing with Emmanuel, a youth who spent a lot of time around the house.
Walking single file up the narrow path to church.
Talking with some of the neighborhood boys
|Putting a cabinet together to be installed in the mission house|
|Lots of helpers were here to get them put together quickly. They sure transformed the kitchen area!|
Over the last several months, Barry has been working diligently to establish a "pig operation." In the past two weeks, the herd has doubled with the birth of 24 new piglets. There are many foes for a baby pig, but most of the babies are growing and thriving. We hope this is a good start to a small business that will generate income for the mission.
|Abram and David displaying two piglets from the latest litter.|