Water Truck Day
Today was water truck day and our first day to be able to experience Haiti. The team was very excited to experience Haiti and what water truck day actually meant since they have been hearing so much about it.
The day started with unexpected event when the water truck broke down and we were not sure if we would actually be able to deliver water. We realized after a few hours, water truck day would not be happening. As sad as this was, we decided to proceed to another journey BUT God had another plan for us. As we were driving toward the new location and singing “Glory to God”, the water truck started to drive toward us. It was pretty amazing to see that God had another plan for our day.
We were able to experience 3 water stops today and all of them had a very different needs than the others. It was amazing to see the team work so hard in 95 degree heat while filling 5 gallon buckets of water and helping walking these buckets back to Haitians homes. It was also wonderful to stand back and experience how each one of them showed so much love and affection to the children. Anyone who has been to Haiti before can understand how difficult water truck days can be. This is a day when people learn how to step out of their comfort zone to help these beautiful people that live in the poorest areas of Haiti. We experienced a wide range of emotions throughout the day. Many team members are experiencing joy while another is feeling great sadness and sometimes anger. These emotions are sometimes difficult to process and work through.