Setting Up Camp in the Middle of Snow and Cold: Andrew Vähi
and Greg Rassmussen discuss the days events with Major Groves responsible for the involvement of the members of the Armed Forces at the Village of Hope
"There were sources we were depending on that did not come through and this has added to our problems to get on with the work" stated Andrew Vähi
"There have been a lot of people helping and the military help was a big step forward but they have had to leave for now and will not be back until sometime early next year hopefully.
Right now we are out of money and help and really need some help desperately to get this closed in at least, and things paid up" explained Vähi
Those wishing to contribute may do so by sending a check payable to: Village of Hope Inc.
, 1100 Back Tracy Rd., Upper Tracy, New Brunswick E5L 1H7 Canada Your gift is tax deductable.
Also if you can help in anyway you may call Andrew
Military Arrives at Village: Andrew Vähi
discusses plans with members of the Canadian Armed Forces back in October during preliminary planning.
You can be in touch with us through email: Märt
firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrew
: email@example.com or on his
phone: 444-1811 cell or home 368-1108 I am sure they would be glad to hear from you!
"The evening was a sucess because of all who did so much to support us in this challenging time of starting the Village of Hope here in New Brunswick during this time" says Andrew Vähi.
Cleared Forest Makes Way for Road Construction: Andrew Vähi
, Richard Plourde, Richard Knapp and Greg Rassmussen stand in the entrance of proposed road going to the industry site.
A Short Break While Refueling Machinery: Andrew Vähi
assists Richard Plourde in reflueling the John Deere excavator.
Märt and Andrew Vähi visited the church last October while attending the ISSAC Conference in Holland which resulted in the present missions work visit.
From left to right are: Frank Ward, Richard Plourde, Greg Rasmussen all from Fredericton and Blair McCullough of Harvey Station and Andrew Vähi with Märt Vähi taking the photo.
Having a Break From Another Hot but Nice Second Volunteer Saturday June 29th: (from left to right) are Norm MacDonald, Allan McFadden, Paul Lemmon, Greg Rasmussen, Andrew Vähi
all from the Fredericton area and George Clark from Springfield.
Not Only Man But Machine Turned Out to Volunteer: Here (center) Richard Plourde together with (left) Andrew Vähi
and (right) Greg Rasmussen feeds the Vermeer nine inch chipper attached to the Timberjack skidder.
Andrew Vähi Together With His Wife Erica and Son
in Eston, Saskatchewan: Beside this being Erica's hometown and church, the Apostolic Church of Pentecost
of Canada national conference was held here, during the first week on June.
The theme of the conference was that of "Multiplication".
presents the work of the Village of Hope
and how, in Estonia, after five years, those who came into the program as heroin addicts, are today not only leaders directing the program but also training others - multiplication!
Here on this historic May13th - "first day" on the property Andrew
and Greg fill up the chain saw once again to continue cleaning the underbrush for a better view of the property.
Finally, Reaching Down to the River: By days end, Elwyn MacFarlane, Andrew Vähi
and Greg Rasmussen reach the bank of the North Branch of the Oromocto River.
, Erica and Evan on the River: The center of the Village of Hope
will not be far from this scenic spot on the river.
along with his
family and other staff will also be living on the property site.
Not only was it "exciting" but practical according to Vähi
"to know once your boarding in London - you don't get off until Fredericton!"
Standing on the Bank of the North Branch of the Oromocto River: Andrew Vähi, president of the Village of Hope in Canada, and Greg Rasmussen, co-worker, both who helped with the harvest of syrup are glad to see the snow gone and spring come.
Greg has joined the Village of Hope staff, coming from the Leadership Training Program in Dunklin, Florida, where Andrew also trained.
The addiction recovery part of the program at present is in being lead by Andrew
in co-operation with the Victory Center
in Fredericton, with Monty Lewis and Bridges of Canada.
All of us here miss Andrew
and Erica and little Evan since they left the end of November last year to begin a Village of Hope
in Canada. Things are progressing well there, as the program there has now taken in three men conducting classes for them as well as training workers.
We wish you all the best this day and for the rest of the year Andrew!