Clean water for the community!
Back home, we take clean water for granted – you turn on your faucet and instantly, you have clean water to drink, cook or bathe with. In Haiti, however, it’s not that simple. First of all it’s expensive and second, most “homes” are actually tents with no plumbing what-so-ever.
Most people are aware of the cholera outbreak that spread throughout Haiti only a few months after the devastating earthquake. With so many left homeless and unprotected, many people became vulnerable to the life threatening disease.
One of our missions was to help prevent this disease from spreading but even more so, our dream was to share God’s love to the people of Haiti by providing free, clean water to the surrounding community.
We are so grateful that God has answered the cries of His people – we now have two water wells on the church property. One is to provide water for the staff who work on the property, the children who attend school at the church and teams who stay at the bunk house on the church property. The second well is the one that provides water for the community – most of which are from the nearby tent city.
Above are pictures of a team helping put together one of the water wells.
The well is open twice a day for 2 hours – once in the morning and once in the evening.
People come from all over the community to fill up as many containers as they can possibly carry.
Three faucets with James 7:38 written in French above. French is the “formal” language of Haiti and most Haitian understand it even though they speak Creole most of the time.
James 7:38 – “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.”