Wow is all I can say !! Watching our family and our team grow in faith while on this trip. My favorite part would be water truck day, Cite Soleil is the size of Abq (500k population). Its hard to imagine that there is no running water and the people have to have every drop of water delivered by truck. We spent 2 days delivering water there 3 stops per day, with a 3000 gallons of water per load 500-600 @ 5 gallon buckets we helped deliver to every hut we could. It was by far the hardest job I ever loved. The sweetest words we hear are "HEY YOU!!" the little kids scream as they come running out to greet you. They love to be held and loved on and my sons were amazing with kids and hauling 5 gallon buckets. What a Blessing to be here and our God.
On Friday, several of us visited the Home for Sick and Dying Children. It was the most tender, humbling and heart-wrenching day of this trip for me. My two oldest sons, Ryan and Alec, were part of the group that went also. Watching those 17 year old boys love on the tiniest, weakest babies was amazing and I fought tears the entire time. Many of the “mamas and papas” of these sweet children came during the short visiting hours that were allowed. It was precious to watch the babies light up as much as they could when they saw their parents.