Pouring the Roof, Part 1

RoRo, Cameron, and Pastor Jacquelin gathered in the open air hallway inside the hospital on February, 20, 2017, at about 6:30 a.m. to pray for the workers and team that were going to pour the first roof for Phase II of Peredo Community Hospital. As the prayers lifted from the corridor, the clouds started to creep across the sky, giving hope that the day would be a little cooler since this job would push everyone to their limits.

After instructions and getting organized, over 100 Haitians and Americans started the mixing, passing, lifting, and pouring of bucket after bucket of concrete. We started around 9 a.m. and finished just after 5:30 p.m. with just a couple of water breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.

Everyone was glad to take a lunch break! The crew was fed a hearty lunch.

We were happy that we could keep many of you informed on the progress through some Facebook Live videos that day. We love to see your enthusiasm for this project!

In all, we poured about 5,500 sq. ft. that day. And we still have roughly 3,000 sq. ft. to pour as soon as the rest of the decking is in place, the electrical is finished, and the final roof funds are raised.

We are praising God for a very generous gift that has already come in toward this need! Due to the recent economic and inflation issues in Haiti (after the election and Hurricane Matthew), the supply cost has increased. We still need an additional $15K to finish the roof structure. We are trusting God that those funds will be raised in the next two weeks so we can finish the roof this spring.

Would you praise God with us for the progress?

And will you pray with us for the funds need to complete the roof?

Vilquin and his crew did a great job!

RoRo and Eline have worked tirelessly to move Phase II of PCH to this point!

Eline, Ro, and Cameron take a selfie to celebrate at the end of a very long day!

The roof at the end of the first pour.

In faith, our crew is now putting down decking for the second pour. Electrical will be run and the rest of the roof preparations will be made in a just a couple of weeks!