Wall Project Expands this Summer

It is one of NVM’s goals to build a wall that completely surrounds the perimeter of its Chambrun campus.  In Haiti, this is a means of proudly demonstrating ownership of one’s property, but it also has spiritual implications.  This wall will serve to represent God’s protection over the ministry for its future years.

Two of our short-term teams joined us this summer to help us in this effort.  At the end of June, Grace Point Church, from San Antonio, TX, arrived in Haiti to aid our Haitian staff in building four sections of the wall.  These sections stemmed off the existing wall of the Children’s Home and gave the Grace Point team the opportunity to watch as NVM’s mission expanded.  What’s more is that our Haitian staff, who are employed for such construction projects, completed most of the work, something that allows us to empower native Haitians in an effective manor.

The Grace Point team first dug up a trench in which the foundation for the wall would be placed.
The Grace Point team first dug up a trench in which the foundation for the wall was placed.
A portion of Grace Point's team fund purchased the necessary materials for the project (the bricks above, for example)
A portion of Grace Point’s team fund purchased the necessary materials for the project (the bricks above, for example).

To read more about Grace Point’s experience at NVM and on the wall project, read their Team Blog at bit.ly/1nwQf9p.

A few weeks later, the international missionary team from the organization Mercy Ships joined NVM for two weeks as a means of preparing their team for its upcoming work in Benin (a small African country immediately to the west of Nigeria).  This team served multiple purposes during their time on campus such as working in the garden, English Camp, and the wall project.

Mercy Ships went through the same process that Grace Point Church did, connecting well with the Haitian workers whom they were joining.  They also built four sections of the wall.

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Our workers had a great time with the Mercy Ships team!
Our workers had a great time with the Mercy Ships team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re interested in learning more about the progress of Mercy Ships’ time spent at NVM, see their segments on the Team Blog at bit.ly/X0WvMw or visit their website at their website.

Your continued prayers are cherished and necessary for the continuation of this wall project.  If you wish to contribute to its success and send a team to aid the project please contact either Brian Bergen (NVM Project Manager) at [email protected] or Gami Ortiz (NVM Staff and Outreach Pastor/Team Facilitator) at [email protected]  Visit bit.ly/1l5QNP4 if you wish to financially support the wall project, too!

Believe it or not, this photo wasn't edited at all! (taken by Kayla Hall)
Believe it or not, this photo wasn’t edited at all! (taken by Kayla Hall)

 

 

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