Wednesday, April 4, 2018

FIrst Lutheran Church- Day 3

Greetings from Haiti! Joy and Peace to you! Today was our first water truck day! We started out our day by going to the water station to see where the water trucks are loaded with clean water. This was our truck (below) for the day; we learned that all of the trucks are funded by varying ministries in order to provide clean water to Haitians. Healing Haiti is the only organization that delivers water to Cite Soleil; which is where we headed next. Please know that the monies we raised due to your generous contributions helped pay for a total of 9,000 gallons of clean water today; which we had the honor of delivering. 
CITE SOLEIL. God break my heart for what breaks yours. What can we say? We are still processing. It means City of the Sun. And I know the Son of God Has his eyes on this city, where half- dressed children run at you with smiles on their faces and hope in their eyes. Their is however very little hope in the eyes of the adults and I think we all may have come away from the day wondering; Why? How?


 We did a total of three water stops today; there are over 30 stops in Cite Soleil. Moms and children come from everywhere to get their buckets filled. Healing Haiti is able to fund 3 a day, which means that the people of the Cite only receive clean water a few times a month. The rest of the time they run into the sewage ridden bay and gutters to clean/cool off. In between the first two stops we were able to see the school and church that Healing Haiti has built in the Cite of Soleil. Its called HOPE school and HOPE church!!! It was built on land which first required 16 feet of garbage be removed.


 In between the second and third water truck stop we visited Flurry Farm; a farm Healing Haiti has developed. Remember Healing Haiti, is all about empowering the Haitian People! 90% of the people in Haiti don't have jobs, but it doesn't mean they don't want them!! At the farm we all got a mango and drank straight out of a coconut!

There are few words and many emotions after today. As I stood at the third stop; holding a little girl taking it all in, I looked over and saw a woman wearing an old worn shirt that said, "love is the answer"; and I thought, "yes, it is".
 "When I was hungry your gave me something to eat, and when I was thirsty you gave me something to drink"


  1. greetings from MN. Today has been sunny after yesterday's snow, the ground is white and very bright. Water is a necessity we take for grant it. Bless all your efforts. You are blessed to be a blessing. Thanks be to God for all good gifts. May God strengthen and keep you all in His Care. Al and Bonnie Bakken Jody's inlaws

  2. Hi mom, This is Kate speaking I am so glad you can help them and give them clean water, Love Kate

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  4. hi it is peyton, I am soooooo happy you help the haiti people!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S gooooood work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Hi laddies.. great job showing the love of Christ. The Tscholl family misses momma mollee but we’re surviving on candy and Mountain Dew for every meal.. j/k

  6. I love what you write in your blog and the pictures. Your work there is greatly needed. What a wonderful organization! You are deliverers of hope. Keep on keeping on! Prayers continued.... ❤️✝️🙏 Brenda Ludtke