Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 18th
Water Truck Stops 

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."  Matthew 28:19

Today we all took a leap of faith when we delivered water to the poorest slum in the poorest country in the world.  The poverty in Cite Soleil is indescribable.  We spent our time filling buckets, holding children, and playing games.  Even with all of the poverty and destruction surrounding them, they found joy in us coming to visit them.  We didn't need to speak creole to communicate with them.  Our bright smiles, our playful spirits, our helpful hands, and our many hugs showed our love for them.  At every stop, the kids greeted us with smiles and hands raised.  

On our second stop our plans were changed.  Wilson, one of our translators, lead our team through the shanties to the ocean and many children followed, clinging to our sides.  Standing on a beach of garbage, Wilson led us in song and dance with the Haitian children.  They echoed the chorus while clapping, jumping, and dancing to the beat.  We sang all together, "God is so good, is so good, is so good!" over and over again.  Pure joy was radiating from the kids' faces.  This reminded us how the "things" in our lives are not important; God's unconditional love is enough.  

The hardest part of our day was leaving them behind when the water ran out, knowing that we were going back to the guesthouse and they were staying in their situation.  Fortunately, we will have the opportunity to deliver more water later this week.

 Shelli and Hannah

 Taite and Beth

Maddie and Kim 

BriAnna, Tori, Maddie, Taite, and Kate 

BriAnna and Shelley 

Deb and Tori 


Kate and Karen 

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