Do you remember Liquid Church? I posted about them a few weeks back, because they are the church that donated the money for the drill rig. And the awesome part is, they got a team together to come down and visit too! It was pretty cool to go out and drill the first well in the community with the church that gave the money for the rig.
They were here almost two weeks ago now, but seeing as how I had malaria and was in bed for almost two weeks, I am just now getting to post the photos. Don’t worry, I think I am all healed up! Still tired and pathetically weak, but no longer stuck in bed! Praise the Lord!!
Liquid Church is pretty similar to our home church, North Coast Church, in that they are a few churches rolled into one as well. They have three campuses, that are each about twenty minutes from each other, and do satellite feed from the main campus of the head pastors. And then each campus is like it’s own church, with it’s own pastor, congregation, feel and style. Just like North Coast with Carlsbad (the venue we go to that stands behind us) and Fallbrook (the cute one that we used to live next to). Anyway, just wanted you to know how similar they are to our own church, and how fun it was to have them along!
So we decided to have them drill at a school/church. We are hoping to make up a contract with a large organization of Christian Baptist schools. They have over 200 Christian schools all across Haiti, and our hope was that we could drill in several of their locations. We want to drill in both churches and schools, and the schools are great for when teams come to visit so they can interact with the children. The one that we found for this team was Eglise Baptist Eureka of Pilette. They are a humble school that has no school building yet, but meets in the church for now. It’s partitioned off into little classes (think one room classrooms back in the day) and there are six classes with six teachers. They have about 120 kids, and the school is a primary school. This school is for the kids in the area that can’t afford national school. And the crazy part is, national school is only about $10 US a year. (plus uniforms, books, etc).
So, we were happy to come alongside them and provide a clean water source. The closest pump was about a half mile away. They sometimes used a hand dug open well out back, but it doesn’t produce a whole lot of water, and isn’t good for drinking.
Pictures tell a great story, so here is the week summed up in some fun photos…
MORE photos coming…..