Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 a BIG Year for Parakaleo

These guys are so good at their craft that they make crown molding with stucco.

Dear friends, 

2017 has been a big year for Parakaleo, and it’s not over yet! In July we took our 3rd trip of the year and we still have one more to go in October. 
     The Ellie Ducharme Mission House has come a long way this year. We started the year off by pouring the concrete roof, a huge project, and on our most recent trip with Sean Bass and his crew from Redemption Hill we painted most of the interior of the house. 
     However, the work is not over yet. The exterior stucco work is ongoing but is nearing the end. Ceramic tile work will be starting soon as well. The electrical work is scheduled during the October trip this year. Our plan is to hang the interior doors during the medical/construction trip in February of 2018. 
     What will it take to finish up this project? 
     In the last update we mentioned that we still needed about $20,000 to wrap up this project. Now we only need about $15,000 to cross the finish line on what has been our biggest project. The big ticket items that are left are windows ($3,500), tile ($3,000), electrical, cement, interior doors/cabinets, and payroll. 
     If you have not participated financially in the construction of the Ellie Ducharme Mission house, NOW IS THE TIME! The clock is ticking and this project is coming to an end. We have prayed that this house will be used in a mighty way to host groups in a central location as they serve multiple churches and schools in the mountains of southeastern Haiti and we trust that God will use this house to bring glory to His name for generations to come. Pray with us that God will provide the money needed to complete this project so it can be used to its full capacity. 
     If you feel led to give, you can do so through or by sending a check to Parakaleo, P.O. Box 1413, Clover, SC, 29710. 
     May God bless you today in your walk with Him. 

In Christ, Kevin Falde 

"Boss" John welding the security bars for the windows.

The Ellie Ducharme Mission House

Check out the most recent video of the work taking place on the mission house: