I’m sitting here tonight in our little trailer, in a beautiful field, looking across the water watching the lights of Port au Prince and Carrefou. The rain came this afternoon as we were starting a well on top of a hill for a beautiful orphanage. The rain was hard, but that wasn’t what stopped me, after all, I drilled wells in Washington State. But thunder and lightening puts on the brakes for me! So tonight after a hard rain, the lights are bright and clear. What a beautiful sight. It would be so peaceful and calm in my mind except I know the streets of downtown Port au Prince and Carrefou. Along the main street near the waterfront of Cite Soliel, in places the garbage is in piles, the smell of the mass marketplace is the smell of poverty in this city. The lights high up on the hill are probably more of the wealthier people, who most likely have nice bathrooms, running water and cleaner streets. Like I have here in the travel trailer.
Tonight, my heart goes out to those who are suffering from the flooding that all too often happens in the poor part of town. I pray to my God, please bring relief to someone who may be, at this moment, cold, dirty and feeling so helpless. Please bring them some safety so they can sleep at least a little.
And one more request, Lord, please show me the right places to drill for water. So far, this week, all four wells were dry.
Ti Tanyin, Haiti
September 8, 2011
Thank you for your prayers and concern. The news is good this weekend; only one bad well, a few hours and a lot of sweat digging the support truck out of a mudhole and a possible broken finger., but at the end of the week there are 3 good wells; one for an orphanage and 2 very needy communities in the hills of Haiti!!
I’ve delayed my return to Seattle for a few more days in hopes of getting a couple more wells done. Thanks again.
Ti Tanyin, Haiti
September 17, 2011