As many of you know, access clean water is one daily challenges our Hope in Haiti children and families face in Nan wo. The need to drill a deep well for the Nan wo school and surrounding community has become increasingly urgent after well experts examined the well last month. With that said, we are moving forward with this project.
How can you help? Give clean water this Christmas! We have received a generous $3,ooo donation just this week with a matching funds challenge for this well. Your gift of $5, $25 or $500 will be matched from now until December 31st! A Christmas gift to Pastor Louinet and the community of Nan wo. Total cost for the well is $8,000 and it will be for any and all to drink freely as well as daily provide the more that 350 children in the Nan wo school with clean water. Here’s some thoughts on the subject from a recent trip participant…
New International Version (NIV)
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
This scripture has been permeating my mind and heart as I reflect on our trip and experience in Haiti. Jesus is the “Living Water” that restores the soul and that water is flowing graciously through Pastor Louinet’s efforts and the efforts of those who support him through HOPE in HAITI. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to share in the time spent in Nan wo and with Pastor. I do hope and pray that I will have the opportunity again to visit with him and the community.
Since our return, I have been thinking of the well which yields tainted water and may be contributing to spreading disease or worse as those who rely on it drink of its toxin. And I can’t help but be moved to want to provide water that nourishes the body through the drilling of a “deep well”.