Monthly Archives: January 2012


January 31st, 2012 (8 Comments)

Yesterday I headed into the woods of Jamaica to cut trees down in order to make fence posts. However it wasn’t that easy. We had to cut our way into the woods, through the vines and undergrowth. We left early yesterday morning around 7:00. We threw a 5 gallon water cooler, a chainsaw, and some […]

Welcome to JDV Video

January 28th, 2012 (5 Comments)

Here is a quick video that we made this morning to show you around the campus here.

Week 2 at JDV

January 25th, 2012 (No Comments)

Hey everybody! I thought that I would give a quick update. We still don’t have the internet at our house so it’s a little bit hard to update this site on a regular basis. It has already been a busy week. We got a lot done already this week. Krista has been working with a […]

Life So Far

January 16th, 2012 (5 Comments)

This is only our 4th full day on the island, but we have experienced so much already! If you read Ben’s last post, you can see that is has been pretty busy since we arrived. Ben’s first work team arrived on Saturday night, and he has been helping to supervise on their first “work day” […]

Recounting Day 1

January 14th, 2012 (6 Comments)

It has been a very busy, interesting, tiring, “all of the above” last two days. After we woke up at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday after a rough night’s sleep, we realized that a couple of our bags were getting too heavy. We packed all of the stuff that we were going to take to Jamaica […]

So long U.S.A.

January 11th, 2012 (5 Comments)

I think that we’re ready. We have all 4 of our suitcases packed full and at just under 50 pounds. It’s extremely expensive if our bags are over 50 pounds so hopefully we’re not scrambling to try and shed weight tomorrow morning. It’s kind of crazy that we have been able to fit everything that […]

Saying “Goodbye” to Michigan

January 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

It has been a very emotional week for Krista and me. Looking back, we felt like we said some “good” goodbyes. It is a bittersweet thing for sure. We knew that it would be, but it is different once you begin to say your “goodbye.” We have said “goodbye” to most of our families and […]

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