M.E.B.L.H. in Flammands celebrates flag day may 18th! Asaph is there!
Emmanuel. Safety first. Or is it second? Or...
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - "PRAYER"
Teaching Bible stories...about prayer.
Teaching the FINGER prayer.
Teaching the story of Amy Carmichael.
Laughter and Learning...two good friends.
ASAPH Soccer Academy - We'll be playing small tournaments each month...using soccer to teach good sportsmanship, leadership, and cooperation. And we'll have fun! GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!
A brass band in Haiti is called a FANFARE. The number of instruments available to the ASAPH FANFARE just doubled! Thanks to friends in PA, we received three more trombones and five more trumpets. (THANKS WFL for shipping them here!)
This is how I roll in Passe-bois-d'ormes these days. My single speed Schwinn Cruiser is equipped with lights (not shown)!
Jason Stoltzfus is building this office space for me. This is the 'brain' of the ASAPH Teaching Ministry. It's where I write, translate, compose, communicate...and watch World Cup games.
FOOD FOR THE POOR is building houses by the dozens here in our area. This one is right next door to me. The go from start to finish in about 2 weeks. Equipped with toilet (no running water) and solar powered lighting system.
The 20' x 36' roof of the Teaching Center is now part of a water collection system. We used PVC to make our own spouting, and connected it to a 200 gallon tank. Now all we need is rain. Maybe October.
World Cup Soccer. I bought a TV and an antenna to follow the games here at my house. The picture was fuzzy. For the first game we couldn't see the ball, only the players. Then we got it a bit clearer. Not HD quality, but we could 'live' the excitement.
130 people attend the ASAPH Concert on April 6th @ St. John's Blymire's church in Dallastown. That's Dom and me up front!
Carl, Carol, Rob and Ryan. Part of the ASAPH team.
Pastor Cunnings teaching about humility...followed by removal of tie and washing of feet. Powerful stuff.
Paul (guitar), Erntz (bass), Andy (keys), Dom (lead), Steephenson (drums), Johnny and Makenndy (vocal). UNTIL THE WHOLE WORLD HEARS!
Christmas lights at ASAPH
ASAPH's buildings from the back.
This hill used to be something you drove around. Not anymore. Up and over.
A neighbor church is in the new street...notice the DEMOLISH red line.
Notice the new shelving...paid for by ASAPH sponsors. With equipment up off the floor, there is more room for students!
Emmauella...one of three young ladies who have recited 5 levels of the ASAPH Bible Academy memorization program. Brand new Bible!
Early morning @ ASAPH.
Andy with the Jr. Youth group
The Old Testament books...history, poetry, and prophesy...all prepare us for Christ!
Leading the growing pack of young people.
Scooby does an Egyptian dog poze on the porch.
Orange mountain majesty.
Guitars and guitarists.
Pastor Cunnings preaches about humility.
Pastor Cunnings REALLY preaches about humility...washing feet of others.
A powerful message...complete with taking off the robe (symbol of status) in order to be the servant.
Beats a pool in back yard.
Sand. Sea. Sky.
Couple of coconut trees.
Walking home from the beach.
MP3 player. Another way to help ASAPH music students to be acquainted with great music.
Pilgrim's Progress. A classic. We're reading it with the Jr. Youth group. If you haven't read this book, you should...an English copy obviously.
Water Filter. Thanks, Pastor Don!
Future shade. It's so hot here in Haiti, the trees go looking for shade. Really!
"Running Water" 15-20 gallons per trip. It's about 150 yards to the hand-pump well from here.
The shower stall. No dripping faucet here. No faucet at all. Bring your bucket with you.
Lights! Trusty generator is used about 8 hours per week.
The stove. Hot tea and oatmeal in the morning!
Scooby...the new security dog.
Kids at a soccer game. (fun mirror setting on new camera!)
A fuzzy picture of what was hopefully a very clear message! :)
Bassin Caiman ("Basin of the Crocodile") September 27, 2013
This is what we call 'the gardens'. Every banana on the tree is money in the bank, so to speak.
Taking care of the new steel buildings...now almost one year old!
Learning from the masters! A group of musicians watches Dizzy Gillespie at the ASAPH Teaching Center. Every Wednesday and Thursday night in September was a concert on DVD.
Working with beginner trumpeters. Do do dooooo. Re re reeee. Mi mi miiiiii. Fa fa faaaaa.
My front gate complete with tiny solar lights from the US and a moon from Almighty God.
THE BOARD OF HONOR - here we display the exams of those who have successfully passed an ASAPH MUSIC ACADEMY exam. Honoree's so far include folks who have tested successfully in solfege, music theory (chords and scales), and electric bass.
Game night at ASAPH Teaching Center. "Up and down the river"
Beginner Brass Class at ASAPH Teaching Center...bring your ear protection!
"Down came the rain and WASHED the spider out...along with the road." The company that was fixing the road was fired. The road has been deteriorating...including this washout right here in PBO.
New drum set. Pieces purchased in Lancaster, and other pieces purchases here in Aquin.
Students at the TABERNACLE seminar.
Learning about the messages God put into the Hebrew Tabernacle...all the way back in the time of Moses!
Materials purchased at the Hebrew Tabernacle in Lancaster, PA. (THANKS, MOM!)
GOD: Come to me. Come closer. I know I am Holy and you aren't. I've taken care of that. Step in and enjoy the warm light of my presence. Come on!
A fun game that shows how a mirror helps you to better evaluate yourself, and our 'mirror' in this life is THE HOLY BIBLE, represented by the copper basin in the Tabernacle.
IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE MONTH OF JULY:
ASAPH Concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West York. Thanks to musicians, pastors, sound crew and attendees!
Talking about life in Haiti to the great kids at Christ Lutheran Church VBS.
VBS with the great kids of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Dallastown.
A VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT's HOME TOWN...COTES-de-FER!
Coby Beach Resort...where the president comes to 'play' every Spring.
A new park in the center of town...Cotes-de-Fer, home of president Martelly.
Beautiful fountain in the park at Cotes-de-Fer.
That's me...in front of the beautiful Catholic church in Cotes-de-Fer.
Coby Beach. You can see in on Google Earth...sweep along the southern coast of Haiti and look for tennis courts!
Sunday morning worship @ Evangelical Chapel in Pas-bwa-dom.
Road construction continues...June 2013.
Really Useful Barking Y-unit.
Rehearsing the Jr. Youth group.
A beginner guitar lesson in the ASAPH Teaching Center.