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Assumption College

Serving In Haiti
July 30, 2011
Community: Mariani
Staff: Aaron Goble

Arrival into Haiti!

by Team | July 30, 2011 7:56 PM

We have arrived safe and sound into Haiti and are very excited about the week ahead! Today's travels were mostly uneventful, but we were all definitely moved by the intense poverty that we witnessed as we traveled through Port Au Prince. God is faithful though and we know that he is moving through His people here and we are thrilled to be a part of that movement with the Haitian church this week. Tomorrow morning we will be worshiping together with our Haitian brothers and sisters; please pray for our team as we prepare our hearts for what God has in store.

A day of worship...and kids

by Team | August 1, 2011 4:48 AM

God is so good and our team was able to worship alongside our Haitian brothers and sisters yesterday to praise His name! We began by attending Sunday morning service at the church where we are staying. While there was a language barrier through some of the service, it was clear that the spirit was on the move. After lunch, we organized kids from the church for children's ministry. We played games, did crafts, sang songs, and simply loved on some Haitian kids. It was an honor for us to have an opportunity to minister with the Haitian church today! Please continue to pray for our team...
A day of worship...and kids

Children's ministry

by Team | August 1, 2011 4:49 AM

Lot's of fun playing in the church courtyard!
Children's ministry

Working away

by Team | August 2, 2011 5:03 AM

Yesterday was our first day at the Mariani church / school project. Our work this week will entail foundation work on an already needed addition to the school where we'll be moving a lot of stone, mortar, and concrete. Not long after our work began, many children from the community arrived and helped us with the work. We were thrilled to play with these kids throughout the day during our many water breaks...it was hot yesterday! We will continue our work today and will then be attending a prayer service this evening here at Cote Plage church. Thanks for your prayers...keep em' coming!
Working away

And more buckets...

by Team | August 2, 2011 5:08 AM

Did we mention it was hot yesterday?
And more buckets...

Tropical Storm Emily...

by Team | August 3, 2011 5:59 PM

For those that haven't heard, tropical storm Emily is on it's way to Haiti. We are all very safe and will be as this front passes over Haiti. The church and school compound we are staying in is safe and sound and we have no concerns about our safety. However our focus has turned to the people of Haiti. Tonight we turned to our God in worship and continue to diligently pray that He will be the shelter for the millions who are in harms way. Today we did have an awesome full day of ministry. We brought our time at the Mariani church / school work site to a close. Goodbyes are never easy and today was no exception. God brought us to this community this week and our short time there was a beautiful example of the body of Christ at work. Our team completed a major stage of work; we constructed foundation walls, columns, and concrete belts for the classroom additions. We will keep everyone posted here with updates to the storm here and potential changes to travel plans... Please join us tonight as we pray for Haiti...our God is bigger...If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

Final day at Mariani

by Team | August 3, 2011 6:28 PM

It has truly been a blessing to partner in ministry with this Haitian church community this week!
Final day at Mariani

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Andrea Aswad

August 8, 2011 4:24 PM

A huge thank you to everyone's well wishes throughout our week in Haiti. It was truly an amazing experience, and we had all of your support, which was even more amazing. Thank you all so much!!

Leigh Ann Duffey

August 5, 2011 7:23 AM

So happy to hear all are safe!!!! Have a safe trip home and can't wait to hear all about it! Love you!

Norma Hughes

August 5, 2011 6:06 AM

I've been thinking of you and praying for you all week and will look forward to hearing from you when you get back home. God bless all of you for the good work you do.

Carrie Hedderman

August 4, 2011 5:20 PM

Travel safely! Can't wait to hear all about your trip and to hug you!! Xoxoxo! Love you!

Danielle Theresa

August 4, 2011 5:00 PM

I'm so happy to hear updates after TS Emily, and that you all are staying safe despite the rain and storms. It is so beautiful the work that you are doing- it will have a lasting and powerful impact for the Haitian community and beyond. Safe return, lot of xoxos!

Chris Aswad

August 4, 2011 4:59 PM

Get home safe team! Please call as soon as you land! Can't wait to see you and hear all about it. What an adventure....with some wild weather thrown in! Safe travels home ; )


August 4, 2011 4:29 PM

What a great team effort. The final product is priceless. The children must hate to see you leave, but know what a difference you have made in their lives.Wow! The girls send furballs and meows and can"t wait for you to get home. Wishing everyone a safe and happy journey. Godspeed! Love you xoxo

Debbie Hughes

August 4, 2011 11:13 AM

From what I can see in the pictures, the construction of the foundation walls and columns looks awesome! This will be great for the classroom additions! I bet all the people of Haiti were happy you all came to help and enjoyed working with you. Good luck with the goodbyes and safe travels home!

Matt Worobel

August 4, 2011 4:37 AM

I hope that everyone made it through last night / this morning safely after Emily. I know we are all eagerly waiting for updates today. I cant wait to see you tomorrow night and enjoy your final day. I cant tell you enough how proud I am of what you are doing for the people of Haiti. Love you!

Carrie Hedderman

August 3, 2011 6:47 PM

So relieved to see a picture of you from today! And... You are both smiling! What a great contribution you made to the school this week. You should be VERY proud! I will be anxiously awaiting updates on how you are surviving TS Emily.... Be safe. Love you...

Carrie Hedderman

August 3, 2011 6:40 PM

So relieved to see a picture of you from today! And... You are both smiling! What a great contribution you made to the school this week. You should be VERY proud! I will be anxiously awaiting updates on how you are surviving TS Emily.... Be safe. Love you...

Louise again

August 3, 2011 6:00 PM

Still thinking of you and praying with you from a distance, along with Bette. I'm so proud to be your friend. What a wonderful gift to the less fortunate. May the sun soon shine warm upon your face and the rain (Emily) fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. AMEN! Love you to the moon and back Thelma and Pinky xoxo

Chris Aswad

August 3, 2011 9:05 AM

Hope all is still going well! Can you give us all an update on the tropical storm?? I'm sure it will just be lots of rain, but we want to make sure you are all still safe! Thanks

Ali, Mike & Baby Michael Worobel

August 3, 2011 8:22 AM

So proud of you all! Please stay safe during this upcoming storm and keep us updated as much as possible. We'll keep you in our prayers and please know we're thinking about you. Love you Aunti Andi!!!

Chris Aswad

August 3, 2011 7:16 AM

Those buckets look heavy!!!! Way to go ladies! Please keep the posts coming....I heard you are due to get some big time rain over the next few days so please stay safe!!! Love you


August 3, 2011 5:30 AM

Keep working hard! It focuses the mind, elevates the heart and purifies the spirit. I wouldn't know from personal experience, but this is what I've always heard. We love you and are immensely proud of you. Re: TS Emily, keep your heads down!

Debbie Hughes

August 3, 2011 4:08 AM

Emily is coming your way! All that dirt I see in the pics will now be mud. Maybe it will cool down a bit? The kids I see in the pics look really cute ~ Keep making them smile.

Carrie Hedderman

August 3, 2011 3:58 AM

I am afraid that your adventure in Haiti is about to get even more exciting thanks to TS Emily. Stay safe and dry. You are on my mind every minute. Love you to all of you!

Stephanie Moore

August 2, 2011 6:19 PM

Meg:) Dad says "loves you and stay dry." It will be getting a bit more exciting for you; Tropical Storm Emily is coming your way! It reminds one that when we are in the center of His will, it is the only place we want to be in the storm! Keep up the great work you are all doing! Drink enough fluids and rest as He allows. Love you! Can't wait to hear the stories and see the pictures. MM xoxo miss you too!

Danielle St. Martin

August 2, 2011 5:56 PM

I'm so happy to hear you guys are there safe and sound, and to see these pictures brings me chills! I'll continue to read along with your posts and look forward to hearing about it soon. You guys are such an inspiration in the work that you are doing- stay safe, I'll continue to be thinking of you and praying for you to have a great experience and a safe return! Can't wait to hear all about it...Xox

Chris Aswad

August 2, 2011 4:43 PM

Those buckets look heavy!!!! Way to go ladies! Please keep the posts coming....I heard you are due to get some big time rain over the next few days so please stay safe!!! Love you

Cathleen Zotto

August 2, 2011 2:40 PM

What a wonderful picture! Can't wait to hear about the week and all the people you have met and experiences you have had. You are sorely missed and everyone is waiting for your safe and happy return! Thinking of you both and looking forward to seeing you soon! Love, Cathy

Norma, Debbie & Daisy

August 2, 2011 12:46 PM

We are enjoying looking at the pictures and reading the updates. It's been very hot here this week, too, but probably not as "hot as Haiti". It doesn't look like any of you will have to workout at the gym this week! Keep up the good work and know all you are doing is helping others!

Carrie Hedderman

August 2, 2011 9:06 AM

You are all AWESOME! Love you and miss you!!

Caryl & Dick

August 2, 2011 6:19 AM

Keep smiling as you work-it goes by faster. You guys look like your having fun. Have a good day! Everyone is asking how you are doing. Love to you, C/D


August 2, 2011 5:25 AM

Glad to see they're putting you to work!


August 1, 2011 9:46 PM

So happy to see your faces! You two amaze me as always. Staying tuned for more updates as you go. Be careful & come back in one piece! xoxoxo Love you more than all the luggage in the world.

Chris Aswad

August 1, 2011 6:23 PM

Andrea, I see you already found a way to get your groove on. You go girl. Love these pictures. You guys are all amazing. Lots of love.


August 1, 2011 8:40 AM

Thinking of my best friend and best 2nd Mama this week, and the rest of the group! Please be safe and I will be saying lots of prayers for you! You truly are inspirational!

Rich and Robin

August 1, 2011 6:36 AM

We were thrilled to see the picture of you all having arrived safely at the start of your adventure. Stay safe, stay cool (and hydrated!), and do good work. Kate: the Brewers swept the Cubs, then the Astros this past week, and are in first place by 2 1/2 games. We'll see how they do this week against the Cards. We attended yesterday's game, and Italian won the sausage races. He was due. It was a relay race with the "Weenies." Carylann: remember to swing UNDER the ball! We'll catch up with you by phone when you return. We love you and are so proud of you! Rich and Robin

Matt Worobel

August 1, 2011 4:19 AM

Best of luck to everyone on the trip. Like Chris said, I am very happy to see this picture and to know that everyone made it safely. I am very proud of you and look forward to reading all of your updates!

Caryl & Dick

July 31, 2011 6:14 PM

So glad to see those smiling faces and that the trip down was OK. You all were prayed for at the mass during the prayers of the faithful this AM. Everyone wanted to know how you guys were and how you were doing. To know the difference you are making in just one life let alone even many should make you proud of what you are doing; I know we are! We love you guys and miss you even more. Stay safe and know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you both. C/D

Carrie Hedderman

July 31, 2011 4:09 PM

It was so GREAT to see this picture of everyone! I am so happy that you arrived safely. I hope that your first day of service was wonderful. Wishing all of you a healthy stay and the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life while in Haiti. Wish I was there with you! Carylann, at 16 you are already so brave and posses such a lovely kind heart. I am SO proud of you for making this trip a priority in your life..... I Love you.... XOXOXOXO


July 31, 2011 1:45 PM

thelma, pinky and all the other angels with you, Praise the Lord you arrived safely. Thinking of you and holding you up in prayer. You go girls! Love you-xoxo

Stephanie Moore

July 31, 2011 1:08 PM

God is GOOD! How blessed I was to find the picture. Will continue to lift the teams up to our Father. Want to read more posts:)! May our Adonai watch over you, go before you, show you His favor and give each of you His peace (Num.6:24-26) . So proud of you and all you are doing in His service. Love you always!

Debbie Hughes

July 31, 2011 12:00 PM

Go Team!

Chris Aswad

July 30, 2011 8:21 PM

So glad you made it there safely! Great to see this picture. We'll be thinking of you and the whole group and wishing you a safe and fulfilling trip. Absolutely in awe of you guys. Love you and keep the posts coming. Stay safe. Chris

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