For 2012, we have added a couple of new items to the Christmas list:
As many of you know, we are in the process of building a medical clinic in Tricotte that will serve the entire area. The main building materials for the clinic are cinder blocks, and we need a lot more of them before we’re done. For $1.00 you can purchase, transport, and install one cinder block and contribute to the gift of medical care for many Haitians for years to come.
When school started in October, several of our schools had more children enroll than we anticipated, and we didn’t have enough benches to accommodate them all. For $20 you can build a bench which will hold, depending on the age of the children, four to six students. It provides a place for them to sit as well as a surface for their books and papers.
Of course, we still have goats and chickens, well-drilling, bibles, songbooks, and more, too.
If you are interested in giving in this way, you can download a pdf file of the full Christmas list.
Bernie, Sheryl & Philip Bovenkamp