Restless spirit – blog links

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Here are a couple of recent blog posts from Crawford Mackenzie who has recently visited the Mission International Haiti Project as its architect.   https://crawfordmackenzie.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/ounaminthe/ https://crawfordmackenzie.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/living-in-the-compound/

Leaving the leafy suburbs behind:

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Africa Mission Trip June 30th  – August 6th  2015 Once again I depart my chosen home on the long trek to Africa by air.  The contrasts couldn’t be greater which won’t escape me as I leave Edinburgh Airport on the first leg of my journey to Doha in Qatar, where I will stay overnight and… Read more »

The coldest journey ever…ever!

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This was to be a busy day. There were a number of activities that due to time constraints we had been unable to complete so early in the morning we first did some recorded interviews with Pastor Rolex, Isaac a young man who assists the pastor and Rosmanie a lady who heads up the women’s… Read more »

Richard’s Voodoo skills!

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SUNDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2014 The sense of dislike that pervades the air between the Dominican Republic is evident is morning as we made ready to cross the border into Haiti. We had carried a number of suitcases with clothes for the Haitian church with us however these were still in Dajabon and we were to… Read more »

Jesus in the market

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It is hard to know where to begin with todays blog. Our day today has been what short term mission is all about. It is unpredictable, exhilerating, emotionally draining, frustrating, slow paced then fast paced, tedious and fantastic all at the same time. As is often the way in the third world when the pastor… Read more »

Across the Border

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It is a short journey across the river, through the maze of people vehicles and animals congregating on the border navigating the haphazard passport and immigration posts with multiple forms filled and money changing hands. It is a short journey but everything changes. Even the climate seems to change from the balmy late afternoon warmth… Read more »

A tear jerking experience!

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Thursday 11th December 2014: After a. Good night’s sleep we arose to shower followed by the man-quest ‘breakfast’.  The hotel we are staying in does not do food and so we went on search of a supermarket.  Woodsy (Richard) has been here on teams before and so knew there was one very close a few… Read more »

Santo Domingo to Dajabon

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After a very long and tiresome journey we (Richard, Crawford & Hugh) in Santo Domingo airport in the Dominican Republic.  Althought for me (Hugh) it is my first trip here everythingis strangely familiar.  Similar in many ways to Honduras and to Miami Florida as well as to LA.  It is clear the US culture had… Read more »

A woman of substance

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She’s just as concerned about her appearance as any other woman as she hurries past, fiddling with and adjusting her head covering, a traditional cloth worn by Luo women. She engages as she walks with a man sitting at the hardware store. She cant put off any time, she’s in a hurry to get where… Read more »

Ahero once again

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As I lie on my bed trying to remain awake for just a little longer, it is clear that in Africa there is never silence, never nothing going on. Noise surrounds me; whether it is the continual ‘breeping’ of the crickets in the near distance, the thumping and twanging of music in a club establishment… Read more »