During the last week of June, two members of our Walk4Water team (Sean Judge and Caleb McCurry) traveled to Haiti with members from the Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton, Texas. The group primarily spent time in Kay Micho and Coup Mardi Gras – communities that have been the recipients of clean water wells through Walk4Water sponsorships. Wells often break and can be challenging to maintain, according to Sean Judge, Walk4Water Director. While the drilling of the wells is the critical first step to a clean water supply, ongoing maintenance becomes just as important. New Water Project Coordinator, James Rucker, will help to lead these efforts in the region so that these "gifts" of clean water can continue to give people hope for a better future.
"One of the things I enjoy about these trips is watching how over the time we are there, the experiences at the well bring a whole new appreciation for the mission of bringing access to clean water to people who desperately need it,” Judge said. “Whether we are installing a new pump or repairing a pump that is not working, once completed, the flow of water is something that never gets old to watch."
The group from the Singing Oaks church asked to assist with the repair of two wells in these areas while also distributing Creole New Testaments and enjoying fellowship with the people there. These wells bring numerous opportunities to share the gospel message.
Believers are growing in these areas and are being encouraged through Bible study and worship with a local minister, Bichotte Ben-Amy, who is a graduate of the International School of Theology based in Port Au Prince. As part of his ongoing ministry, Bichotte will be bringing the message of Jesus to those coming to the local wells drilled and repaired by HHI. People who come are literally coming to the “fountain” for life saving water and the “living water” of Jesus Christ. Praise God for this door that has opened because of those who support our clean water programs.