a devotional as a group. We set off to Cite Soleil, the poorest slum in the Western Hemisphere.
Before we started giving water, we made a stop to the newly finished Hope Church/School. Despite the skepticism about the start of the project, the progress was amazing. We toured the church/school and shared in laughter as we waited for the water truck. The water truck finally arrived and we began to deliver the water. Before we got very far from the church, the children came running towards us just wanting to be held and loved. It was an eye opening experience for everyone involved. Even though there was a language barrier, communication was still present. Although the team doesn't know much Creole, we were still able to communicate and to get to know one another. We were able to ask the children for names, age, and how they are doing; and they are happy to interact with us. It was difficult for other people to experience these life changing events, but the team came to support one another. Some of our team are having a difficult time adjusting to the situation and the children, but God was present both with the Haitians and the members of the team. Overall, it was a great experience for all of us. We finished our day by swimming in the pool, playing soccer with the neighbors, and all of us sharing our "words" of the day.
- Heather & Angelica