Saturday, January 20, 2018

Serenity Village Community Church - Saturday 01/20/2018

Today was another great day serving  💦 water💧 in Cité Soleil. This is an extremely impoverished and densely populated commune located in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area in Haiti. Our team made five stops on this trip, three earlier this week, and two more today! That's 3,500 gallons delivered each stop for a total of 17,500 gallons of water we delivered!!!

Our third stop today was Fleri Farms. The first Fleri Farms site is a 28-acre plot located in the Menelas and northern Cité Soleil neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, about 2 miles north of our daily water truck deliveries and the Hope Church campus. At Fleri Farms, Healing Haiti’s mission will be enacted profoundly: Leveraging resources to elevate and unify Haitian families so that the cycle of poverty is broken and the fabric of these communities is strengthened.

At the farm, one of the staff cut open some coconuts for us to drink the milk and then eat the fruit! Pretty amazing what Healing Haiti has in store for this country!

As we returned a little earlier than most days, we were able to go to the neighboring hotel and take a quick swim before dinner. It is our second to last dinner together before heading back to Minnesota. We are all so touched by this journey. This team is pretty spectacular. God is good and working through us this week, that's for sure.

The days leading up to the trip were exciting. Our group had very diverse personalities and different levels of experience in the mission field. God used each of our strengths and weaknesses to support one another. As a group we all had one thing in common on our mind that we wanted to receive from this trip. We wanted to see Jesus. As our week slowly comes to an end we can reflect back on what God accomplished through us and how he changed our hearts. Tonight as we came together and reflected on the day it became so clear that we achieved what we set out for. Even though this part of the world may seem so dark sometimes it is impossible to deny the presence of Jesus here in this place! We see him in the faces of the widows and the orphans that have absolutely nothing but still radiate with overflowing joy. We see him in each other offer relentless support and unconditional love to any of the Haitian people we encounter. We see his hand at work with the endless possibilities Healing Haiti has to better and serve the amazing country. 

Blessings & Love,
Justin & Becci

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