Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April 24th, 2018: Water truck, Farm and Hope Church and School

God has blessed us with an experience we will never forget! 

Today was water truck day so we made three stops in Cité Soleil, one of the poorest cities, to deliver clean water. We carried buckets, held the water hose and played with kids. There are few words that can be used to describe what we saw and felt today. The Haitians line up buckets before we arrived and the kids flocked to the tap tap before we even opened the door! They were grateful for the water and for our help carrying the water buckets back to their homes. The kids were full of joy, many of them running to us to be held, play a game or be in a photo with us. The joy that spilled out of them, despite their circumstances, warmed our hearts. 

In between water truck stops, we visited Healing Haiti’s farm. They grow bananas, limes, coconuts, egg plants and more. We played with the puppies, went on a tour of the farm and drank coconut water right out of the coconut; it was sweet and refreshing!

We also visited Hope Church and School, a beautiful church and school built on land that used to be piled high with garbage. The kids, all matching in their purple and white uniforms, were happy to see us and we were happy to see them getting the opportunity to go to school; it made us hopeful for what the future could hold for Cité Soleil.