Loading the Container in Houston
Friday, February 2, 2001
And Off if Goes to Guatemala!!
The container to Guatemala was loaded on February 2, 2001 starting at 10:00 am. at A.I.M.Controls in Houston by this heroic crew. Our SPECIAL THANKS to them and especially to Royce Mitchell who provided us warehouse space and Rob Stanchi who kept track of the hundreds of boxes that are finally on their way to Guatemala. LifeNets sent a total of 510 boxes and items, plus the dental office and medical equipment.
It was taken to Freeport, TX and will actually be loaded on the ship to sail on Wednesday, Feb 7. From that point it will only take two days to get to Guatemala, but the customs process will take a couple of weeks.
I would like to thank everyone for all the hard work and effort they have put into this project and also to ask for your prayers. Please pray that God will give our shipment his protection and that he will give us favor with the customs officials. As always with international shipments, a big concern is damage, theft and bribery from corrupt customs officials. Thanks so much for your prayers and as soon as I have an update on the container's progress I will email everyone. Have a great day!
What was on the container - the manifest
Part of the loading crew. Royce and
Susie Mitchell, Alton Dacus and Rob Stanchi
Royce and Susie Mitchell, who gave us
warehouse space for five months
to stage the loading
Rob toiling loading tons of aid
More and more getting loaded
Susie escapes after valiantly helping load
Rob Stanchi behind pallet jack who did
masterful job of organizing the final consignment
- Feb 2, 2001 The container is loaded
- January 11, 2001 progress report
- November 29, 2000 progress report
- October 5, 2000 progress report
- August 26, 2000 progress report
- June 20 progress report
- How you can help (June 16, 2000)
What the load looked like in the warehouse
Susie behind the forklift
Well done! All but 8 boxes were loaded (which
will be shipped to El Salvador)
The doors are closed and the container is on its
way! It sails from Freeport, Texas on February 7
and arrives in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala on
February 12, 2001