Haiti Mission Update
a little bit can help a lot
from Fr. Gregory in Tennessee...
Blessings! Safely (and apparently soundly) back from Haiti, to confront the usual mountain of work... just today I finally managed to get sifted through (most) e-mail and process accumulated orders (but not yet shipped... that's for Monday). The trip, finagled at the last minute, was good and useful, I think. Several hours of "face time" with Fr. Amboise (we do much better that way than by e-mail, and telephone is pretty much useless except for making appointments and arrangements), and a good visit to St. Augustine's in Jacmel for the parish feast (transferred to the Sunday following) and good conferences with several of the key people there.
A looming (long-standing!) need for St. Augustine's School... a viable "library". Nothing on the scale of what that word implies to you... an available 20' square room, mildly earthquake damaged, which needs finishing of walls, floor & ceiling, construction of bookcases (concrete... termites eat anything else!), tables and chairs, for our upper-level students. Several international aid agencies are standing by to donate books... but won't do it until there's a suitable space for them (understandably!).
A little donation goes a long way.