Ground breaking at Fort Jacque
On Wednesday February 5 2014 we were privileged to have a team from Family Christian Bookstore to help perform the groundbreaking for the building that will contain the baby house and the offices at Fort Jacque. The people from Family Christian Bookstores had a fundraiser over the ThanksGiving weekend and were able to collect $280,000. That money will be going toward the baby house/office building.
Below is a picture of Dixie anxiously waiting for the debut of the ceremony. This was a huge day for her and John and a big step forward in the project of bringing all of GLAs children and staff to Fort Jacque.
Denis Tyson from Family Christian Bookstore gave an opening remark.
After Dennis opening remark, John told the people present the story of how GLA started. If you have never listen to John tell that story, you want to go to the main page of the GLA web site. If you scroll down you will find a video of John telling that story. I have heard him tell that story many time and never get tired of listening to it.
Dixie then told us about the vision of the project at Fort Jacque and how it came about. Her story was one of faith and how God has always provided for GLA. She told us how God provided what was needed sometime the day it was needed and how she always believed that God would provide for the needs of GLA.
After Dixie spoke, John and Dennis proceeded with the groundbreaking. As you can tell from the picture, they had quite a hard time to turn the ground. This being the dry season in Haiti, the ground is rock solid so they had to put some effort to succeed.
After all the hard work put in by John and Dennis, Dixie with one flick of her scissors cut the ribbon.
Following the ceremony, all of GLA staff, the team from Family Christian Bookstore, our Haitian work team and a team from Canada went to the fire pit for a great supper. The team from Canada arrived the day before to build a second story on Patrick's house. Stay tune for the end of this week when I will show you the wonderful work they are doing.
It is with a thanksgiving heart that I say goodbye for now. I am looking forward to continuing bringing you the stories of how God is at work here at Fort Jacque.
Posted on Mon, February 10, 2014
by Georges & Jocelyne Gauvreau filed under