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.
9 thoughts on “Home for the Holidays ”
Hi Caitlin, praise God for all the wonderful work you have accomplished this year. It is truly heartwarming to think of all the people that will have running water for the first time of their lives, latrines, and education on how to keep their water supply pure. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to partner with you both financially and in prayer. May the Lord provide for all that is needed next year for you to carry all this work in Christ name. Can forward to seeing you on New Year’s. Love you! Kathy
Kathy, Thank you for your prayers and support! We have provided water in so many places – 8 different countries this year! Those projects in ministry are possible from support in prayer, encouragement and finances. Thank you!
Merry Christmas Caitlin!
Thank you so much, Debbie! I pray you have a lovely Christmas! Thank you so much for your prayer and financial support!
How long will you be home? Linda
Hoping to be home for 6 weeks! I’ll email you 🙂
Thank you for being involved in the Haiti project. I have heard great report from the others involved. Our prayers were with you and will continue to be with you for wisdom and His compassion to continue to guide you in the coming year.
The team was great! Thank you for your prayer. Have a wonderful Christmas and please give hugs to your wonderful wife and sweet mom from me 💕
Merry Christmas. Glad you can restore a bit with family. God bless you.
Love you so much.