On the 22nd of January we did what could be thought of in the States as impossible. By hand, 155 Haitian men mix and poured 18 nine yard truck loads of cement to form the roof of the lower level of the new depot shop. This roof is now the floor of the main depot area. Something like 570,000 pounds of cement and 9 tons of rebar were used. They started at 5:30 in the morning and finished in record time at about three in the afternoon. It was quite an event here and to be honest it had all of us a little worried. The new pour was being held up by sticks and ply wood. It is about 12 inches thick by 55 foot wide and 80 foot in length. It took a 100 pound bag of dry rice to feed all the men. I was blessed to have my father, mother, and sister here for the event. It was a long and rather tiring day for us all, but it was most exhausting for our missionary men who got up before the sun and stuck around finishing up long after the cement was done being poured. Jon, Jesse, Jay (my father), Brent, and Josh did a lot of water running. They would take big tanks hooked to the back of the trucks down to a near by stream, fill them up, bring it back, and fill up barrels for the Haitian men to mix the cement. It took approximately 7000-8000 gallons of water. It all was quite a sight to witness. The guys had quite a load that day keeping track of all 155 men, making sure everything was getting done correctly, and watching to make sure nothing was going to break or go wrong. I want to thank each and everyone of you who prayed for this event! We praise God for a successful day with no major injuries and for how smoothly it went. The whole day was such a miracle to witness! It has been such a blessing to see the new depot shop come together and it will be a blessing to have once it is completed! On the 14th of February we did another pour. This one wasn’t quite as big. It was for the loading dock which is about 60 foot by 20 foot by 10 inches. We had about 24 men for this job and they poured about 30 cubic yards. They started at six in the morning and got done about three in the afternoon.