Thursday, March 25, 2010
What will a day bring, how about a lot of water! We have been pumping water from the 2” well 80% of the day. We left it running and George was washing and watering trees. When I came back later the team said 50 motorcycles had been washed! We washed the front wall for paint in the morning; we washed the tent floor, and most of the sidewalks. We filled drums, and washed the walks out front by the road, we dampened the street itself. It was a very fulfilling moment. We are not going to let the people drink from the higher vein of water; we are going to make the 4” well about twice as deep. But now we have water for cleaning and water for the bathroom. Life has changed at our property. It is such a profound feeling after all the struggles to get water here; to have it all come together over the last couple of weeks is an amazing feeling. One of our dear Haitian friends is installing a waterline to the back bathroom starting tomorrow. We are having a water tower built for the back restroom as well. We will commence some drilling on the bigger well tomorrow while Bob and Germaine continue building benches and Ray paints on the front gate and wall. We are getting Bibles around to take to one of the tent cities over the next couple of days. We are restocking supplies for the victims we are still taking care of at the church. Robinson has done such a great job of taking them in and seeing to their needs. The children’s service went great today, very smooth. We have had lots of input regarding how to go about tending so many children at a time and it is all paying off. The power has been on for quite a while tonight and we have been showering in the light. That may not seem like a big deal to you. But try showering by flashlight for a few nights and see what you think of it! The ladies of the church came over and did our washing today, they are so gracious and it is so great to be able to interact with them. The relational side of these trips is very rewarding. As we arrived back at the house tonight, Robbin’s was here. He is the husband of our dear lost mother Ynives and little Sarabeth to the earthquake. He had always been a man with an indomitable spirit, very upbeat, optimistic, never a complainer. When the hurricane buried their home a couple of years ago, he labored faithfully until he unburied it by hand. It took him almost a year to finish! He is so sorrowful now. Pray for his heart to be restored, and that he is able to unbury himself from this second and much more tragic catastrophe. This will make digging out his house pale by comparison. There is still much sorrow though out the country. Pray tonight for the healing of all these broken hearts, let alone broken bodies and shattered dreams. Blessings always!
Posted by Pastor at 10:42 PM