Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Central Church - Water Truck Day

Bonswa, friends and family! Today was the first official day of being immersed into the Haitian culture, and it was such a moving time for myself and my team. I'm not the best writer, and this is not my comfort-zone, so I apologize if I jump around a bit.

For those of you that don't know, this Central Church Team faced many uncertainties before leaving for Haiti. One of which was our ability to participate in "Water Truck Day." This hit our team kind of hard. This was something we had been hearing about for so long! But the travel from Port-au-Prince to Cite Soleil was a big concern. Do to current events emotions were high.

If you don't know what Water Truck Day is, it's when clean drinking water is brought into Cite Soleil (the poorest city in Haiti) by Haitian drivers that are employed by Healing Haiti. When the water is brought in, Healing Haiti Teams, such as ours, help the locals fill whatever buckets they have, for the week. It's also a time to interact with the locals, and love on children that don't necessary receive love and affection. There is also no guarantee that they will be able to deliver water the following week. Needless to say, we were all a little discouraged.

Yesterday, as we were traveling to Haiti, God put some familiar words on my mind,

"The weapon may be formed, but it won't prosper
  When the darkness falls, it won't prevail
  'Cause the God I serve knows only how to triumph
  My God will never fail
  Oh, my God will never fail..."

It wasn't that God didn't want us to go to Cite Soleil because it might be too dangerous to travel. It was the enemy trying to change the outcome of this trip. Well, last night one of our Healing Haiti Coordinators informed us that "Water Truck Day" was still a possibility...and today he confirmed.

God took back what the enemy tried to steal and today, we saw a victory!

Glwa pou Bondye
-Jennifer Flewelling