The Learning Curve

2014-08-27T14:07:12-05:00March 31st, 2014|Mission Trips|

When my tired head hits the pillow I start to laugh to my self, I think this could be Saturday Night Live Sketch. At the end of the day we decide to buy some diesel fuel to use in the generator. It seemed this would maybe be a one hour project. First is the long discussion about what do you put the fuel in when you buy it. In the conversation is the maintenance man, security guard, school administrator, orphanage director and myself. The first idea was to fill buckets. I do not think that is going to work. I [...]

MARCH Buena Vista University LOVE Takes Root Trip

2016-10-19T12:54:12-05:00March 30th, 2014|Mission Trips|

Five students from BVU spent the last week in Jacmel Haiti with LOVE Takes Root. They were accompanied by Dean of Education John Bedward. Also on the trip were Barb Wilkerson and Sam Geyer. The focus of this trip was learning about the Haitian education system and the schools in Jacmel. Also looking at the future role of student teachers at La Concorde school. Our trip although through the night was without any glitches. We drove over the mountains and arrived in Jacmel to a beautiful sunset. Sam was the happiest to be out of the car and settle her [...]

Day Trip to the Beach

2014-08-27T14:18:18-05:00March 30th, 2014|Mission Trips|

Greetings from Haiti.  Yesterday all the children at La Concorde were able to go to the beach and swim. We had both Denver School of  Nursing groups together for the day. Because of so many adults we were able to safely take the children for a wonderful experience. We first took all the children under 5 years of age.  We then took the older children and last we took the preteens. It was a tiring day for nursing students but an exciting day for all of the children! Many were very afraid of the water but some were part fish. [...]

Power and Water

2016-10-19T12:54:12-05:00March 30th, 2014|Mission Trips|

Greetings from Jacmel. The power is up and running now with generator in place and EDH.  This is when I wonder if I should not just leave lists for my husband when something does not work at home! It has taken me a lot of brain power to understand it all and then reteach to the adults at the orphanage.  I have worked hard with Sam Geyer by my side taking notes.  We think we got it BUT if anyone reading this has this knowledge skill set we would welcome a mission trip. The water continues to be not seamless [...]

Bassin Bleu

2014-08-27T14:10:34-05:00March 30th, 2014|Mission Trips|

We arrived last night and this morning we hit the ground running! We began by visiting the orphanage and meeting the children for the very first time! We play soccer and keep away and we got to hold many of the younger kids while the older kids were in school. After our visit we began our journey to Bassin Bleu! Barb told us all it was an easy hike... but let me tell you it was work! It was very HOT and the hike was long and at times seemed straight uphill. At the start of our hike we crossed [...]