I’m home from Haiti.
In short, the borehole well is still a work-in-progress. We partnered with an organization, Water4Haiti, that has an LS200 rotary drill, however the drill needed a part repaired Stateside. One of our teammates, Edward, took the part for repair in Texas (his home State) while the rest of us also returned to our homes. Once the part is repaired and shipped back to Haiti, Water4Haiti will finish the well in La Croix.
I’m really happy to be home for Christmas! I have a lot of friends out in the field who won’t be with family over the holidays which makes me all the more grateful to be home.
These past few months of projects have been challenging on many levels. Technical challenges are often not the most difficult. Sure, manual drilling is tough, but it is tougher to face the emotional challenges of working in impoverished communities. I want the message of Christ’s love to be apparent in my communication with the community leaders, volunteers and everyone else I interact with daily.
My verses for this latest run of projects (4 countries over 10 weeks) have been Isaiah 40:29 & 31
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
My prayer for this upcoming year is for wisdom in how I can serve these communities in the best way possible and the strength to be able to do it 🙂
I am happy to be home. I am happy to be with my family. I am happy to be serving a God that loves the people in Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Haiti (and everywhere else) far better then I ever could.