Friday, August 18, 2017

KCC Teen Team - Day 2

Water Truck Day.

So many experiences. Yet no words to describe it.  Healing Haiti delivers water 6 days a week to the people of City Soleil, the poorest slum in the western hemisphere. They are the only ones that give the water for free. When the water truck and the tap tap pull into their district, they come running with their buckets.  The kids come running, shouting, "Hey you! Hey you!" They love for us to hold them and play with them and take photos with them.  It makes you wonder what their lives are like because they want strangers to love them so badly. For most of the people in City Soleil, this water is the only water they will receive unless they collect rain water or travel outside of their city to get more. It's for drinking, cleaning, bathing, everything. It's the worst place I've ever been, and the poorest environment I've ever seen. There are child slaves and it is a very real thing. You can't help but hug them and tell them that they are loved and wave goodbye, wondering when they will be hugged again. It was an overwhelming, tiring, and awesome day.