Lemuel has a new website and a new platform for the blog! We have secretly been working on it for months with the help of some very talented and dedicated friends. We hope that the new layout will provide an engaging platform for you to learn more about Lemuel, keep up with news on the…

From cooks to teachers to artisans to cleaners to secretaries to tree planters (all pictured above): Bòn fèt to all the ladies on our staff who make things happen! (Bòn fèt is a phrase for well wishing. It literally means, Happy Celebration!, and can be used on a birthday or on other holidays special to…

The Lancaster side: Things are happening on both sides of the ocean. Throwback to Feb 19 when the Brunsch family closed the sale on their home in Lancaster, PA!! Woohoo! 🎉 Today, they are almost done moving in. An ocean apart, but one in spirit! Their role Stateside will be huge for Lemuel. 

“I like learning the new recipes, like granola.” (Kesline, pictured above, young ladies’ group) This morning, all the girls from Josiane’s skills training groups got together with their group leaders for a work day. They prepared land for planting trees by clearing away gravel. The gravel is also gathered together and sorted for construction projects….

N’ap fòme nouvo jenerasyon an pou yo valorize resous ki nan men yo deja. Andeyò gen anpil bèl resous. Annou pa neglije yo ni meprize yo men pito sèvi yo pou fè bon bagay. English: We are teaching the new generation to give value to the resources already available to them. The countryside has lots…

Picture taken in the Artibonite valley as we headed home. PEACE, it has been said, does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things, and still be calm in your heart. Wenson and I (Krischelle) are returning…

“I’m making a house!” Hardships and uncertainty abound, but children will always find that happy place of play. 🙂

“If there was something in the gardens–even just some sweet potato or root vegetables or beans that people could eat–then everyone would just say, ‘Forget rice!’” This is what Mme Celisa said today after returning from market. Monday is market day. For months, food prices have been steadily and rapidly rising due to an alarming…

“When I remember what the area was like several years ago, compared to what it has become today, it makes me want to work in development with all that I am.” Olence is one of the young men on staff in our Development department. He is old enough to remember the days before Lemuel came…

Above: Newly painted Kin 3 classroom. Things are still on edge and uncertain in the country, but school is back in session–at least where the situation allows it. Thanks to the teamwork and determination of yesterday (see yesterday’s post), the students in Lemuel’s school returned to class today to find their classrooms newly painted!

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