Monday, February 20, 2012

Making a House a Home

You may be familiar with the phrase, "Home is where the heart is."  For several families in Haiti, the word "home" does not describe a building with walls and windows.  Security and longevity are not phrases one would associate with the structure of a home.  The definition for "home" changed drastically for two families last week thanks to the work of a construction team associated with MFI (Missionary Flights International).

The team of 9 arrived in Haiti Thursday February 9.  The team was composed of people from a variety of locations, Florida, Maine, Canada, just to name a few.  After a long day of travel, attempting to adjust to a new environment, and an early morning breakfast the team hit the ground running Friday morning.  The team set out to build two houses during their one week stay.  We are pleased to announce their goal was achieved.  Sweat was shed, skin was sunburned, and roofs were put in place.  The work on these houses was not a one man, or even a one team task.

 Children and families from the surrounding areas were eager and willing to help out wherever there was a need.  Several hours a day were spent shoveling and sifting.
 The walls for the two homes came up quickly.  The homes are two room structures with concrete floors.  They will be able to withstand a variety of weather conditions, provide security for the families, as well as keep out unwanted critters.
Wednesday morning the team celebrated their work by having a house dedication ceremony.  During this time Scripture was read and a devotion was given for the families and community.  Songs were sung and smiles and hugs were shared.  The joy and appreciation from the families was evident throughout the morning. 

Thank you MFI team for all of your hard work.  You have made a lasting impact in the lives of many.  We appreciate your work and anticipate serving with you in the future!  If you would be interested in bringing a team to Haiti to help build houses please visit our website,, and contact us.

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