So here are the pics I tried to upload a few days ago, plus a few extra. I'll get some more up when I finish going through them.
Well the good news is the Haiti mission is now complete and we were able to get everything done plus some. Since my last post Craig, Jacob, and I finished the evaluations and did some battery management in Jereme, Sam rewired the transformer for the JIH system on the other side of Port-au-Prince, and Allen did several more site surveys. We all came back together on Wednesday and were able to install 6 extra solar panels we had for a wonderful missionary couple in Leogane. Jasmine wrote a beautiful summary of their surprise and gratefulness on their ministry Facebook page at Family of Faith Haiti Ministries. It was a great way to finish a mission.
The sad news is that while I was in Haiti my grandmother passed away. So instead of going home I am on my way to Saint Louis, MO. I was able to change my flights to add in a jog over to St. Louis so that I can attend her funeral on Saturday and be with my mom. Please pray for her and the rest of our family. Thank you.
Once again I could not get photos to load here. I was, however, able to get some to load to my Facebook. If you want to see them then go to my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/terri.macgregor or click here.
Well we have been here in Gressier, Haiti for 5 days now and we have gotten so much accomplished. In fact we have mostly completed the projects planned for this mission already. In the first two days we split up and worked at two sites simultaneously. Sam Garber worked with a few of the guys here at New Life Center on a solar pumping system and I took a couple guys over to Dave's at Reach Global to install a solar electrical system. On the third day we came together here and finished up the water pumping system. Then on Friday we extended a system over at Hope Rising by adding an inverter. We were missing a couple small parts for that system which Allen will pick-up on Monday. We are here till next Thursday so we are, in fact, way ahead of schedule. Because of that we have decided to split up some and touch on some extra jobs.
One of the ministries we worked with a year or so ago in Jereme, on Haiti's west coast, has asked us to come look at their system. So Craig, Jacob, and I are flying to Jereme on Monday and then returning here on Wednesday. Sam will get to spend some time with his brother who lives here in Haiti and then make some changes to another system on the other side of Port-au-Prince on Monday. When he gets back here he and Allen will add the missing parts to the Hope Rising system and maybe even install another 6 solar panels for another missionary couple who desperately need them. We may help to finish that when we return on Wednesday. And then Thursday we go back to the States. So this is turning out to be a very productive mission, Praise God, and I've even learned a few new tricks :D Oh, do keep us in your prays though because there has been a big breakout of a disease called chikungunya. Its not really fatal, but it does cause weeks of pain and fever, which is something we could do without. Thank you for your prayers and to God be the glory !!
BTW, I tried to load some pics for you, but that is simply not gonna happen tonight. The internet is just too slow. I will try again tomorrow.
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