Come visit Fort Jacques

Today we want to take you around the GLA compound at Fort Jacques and show you where we are at building the new home for the children and the work done so far.

Here we are at the front gate, lets go inside.

The first thing you see going in is the guard house. This is where you can find Sergio our guard. We will present him to you in a future post.


As we go up the driveway, you can see the staff house on the right side. This is where Jocelyne and I live.

The next building you can see is the work shop. In this building we do car maintenance and fix all type of things such as fans and tools of all sorts.  John has his office in this building and you will normally find Tim in there working on cars or welding things together. This is also our coffee shop.

We now get to the parking lot. Here we have the house where Pat and Holly live with their two children. On the right side of the house, behind the white doors, is the depot where we keep medical supplies and baby supplies for the orphanage.

To the left of the house is our wood shop.

Next on our visit is the gazebo which serves as a dining hall when we have teams working at Fort Jacques.

Our next building is the bunk house. We can accommodate up to 6 people, usually work teams, in this building. 

We then come to the barn where all type of supplies are stored including cribs, diapers, rice and clothes for the kids to name a few things.

Behind the barn is our fire pit a favorite place for staff to meet on a nice evening.

Now we get to the future toddlers compound. You can see the back of the toddlers houses through the trees. Can you see all six of them?

We are now standing on the second floor of the school looking at the houses.

Here is a quick look inside one of the house.

The school is coming up. What you see is the first floor. Under is a 60,000 gallons cistern in which we store rain water to use for everything except cooking and drinking. The second floor will be built of wood with a metal roof like the houses.

Finally, here is a view of the toddlers houses and the school building seen from outside the property walls.

We hope you enjoy your visit of fort Jacques and that you will be able to see it with your own eyes one day if you have not done so already. 

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Kelly DeBardelaben wrote:
Thanks for sharing!!!


Thu, November 14, 2013 @ 1:50 AM

2. Jim Huisenga wrote:
Looks good!! Praying that all the children that come here eventually do find Forever Homes!! Am proud to have been able to help this dream become a reality!!

Thu, November 14, 2013 @ 8:53 AM

3. John, Jean, Kenny and Berline wrote:
It looks so beautiful!! What a Blessing!
May God Bless GLA! Nov.18, 2013

Mon, November 18, 2013 @ 9:04 PM

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