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. 

“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…

Cover photo above: School secretary Esther and DDL staff member Rolmy tape around the door of the 2nd grade classroom. Peyi nou ap konfwonte yon moman ki tre difisil, men nou pa oblije reziye nou pou nou chita! Jodi a, staf Devlopman ak staf lèkòl la mete tèt ansanm pou yo pentire saldeklas yo nan…

Josiane uses some quiet moments in the finance office to prepare the Bible study for the ladies in her skills training group. The first fruits of many years of investing in people: A disciple making disciples out of her own heart and initiative. This is what keeps us going in the midst of much heartache…

For Valentine’s Day, the teachers made Thank You cards and cookies to distribute to the rest of the staff! They went to all the other departments and expressed their appreciation for the staff members and the work they do. At the end of the day, Director of Development Williamso sent the following message to the…

(English follows) Pa gen lèkòl pou moman an, men nou pa oblije chita ap tann! Ann pran tan sa ak resous ki nan men nou pou nou fòme tèt nou e byen prepare pou retou timoun yo. Lè lèkòl ouvri ankò, n’ap bay timoun yo yon pi bon fòmasyon toujou! Pran kouraj! There is no…

They’re smiling so nicely for their picture. But Josiane and her crew have just spent a long day traveling to Gonaïves for supplies, only to meet with rioting and flying rocks. They hid out in a side street for a few hours before heading back to the Plateau. Two to three hours one way. Roads…

Mme Celisa is responsible for the Lemuel House kitchen. She makes lunch during the week for the admin office staff. She loves learning new recipes, and has quickly mastered quite a variety. Today, Krischelle’s mom, Jane–who is visiting for the week–showed her how to make Shepherd’s Pie with ingredients from the local market. It was…

Every school day, our wonderful cafeteria crew prepares a hot meal for the school kids and staff. It’s a lot of hard work shopping in the market, lifting heavy pots, cooking in the heat, and washing piles of dirty dishes, but they are a cheery group, always ready to greet visitors to their kitchen with…

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