We then started our day with our first stop at Hope Church, school and clinic in Cite Soleil. We were overwhelmed by the greeting we received as we arrived. Neighborhood kids came running and were so excited to see us. Hope Church and clinic was a remarkable oasis of hope amidst extreme poverty. On the tour of the church we were told that it had been built on a garbage dump and they had to dig down thru 80 feet of trash for the foundation to get to solid ground.After the tour we had our first stop with the water truck. Many of us were unprepared for the controlled chaos that occurred as we provided water to families who live there. Without this ministry of Healing Haiti delivering water 6 times per week they have no other access to fresh water. As soon as we got off the Tap Tap (bus) we were inundated with children wanting our attention and love. Many of the guys would be holding three kids at a time (everyone on our team were holding Haitian kids at one point or another). In amongst interacting with the kids we would be asked by neighborhood women to help them take their water (buckets, pails, tubs, water containers) back to their homes. The kids would hang onto you as you walked and as soon as you dropped off the water wanted us to pick them up again. Back to the water truck to do it all again.
~Stephen and Mark