We also restored a well on compound with Nickie, the handyman on campus and is an absolute redneck, which i totally loved every second of because i have a little bit of redneck in me as well.
The sun and the heat in haiti is relentless. The actual labor we've done on this trip is not that difficult, but that sun and heat just beats you down. because of that it is easy to lose sight of what we actually accomplished. we helped restore fresh water to over 100,000 (minimum) people, which is really amazing when you stop and think about it. I really appreciate and respect Global outreach's approach to building up the haitian people and empowering them, not enabling them. Global outreach is a "behind the scenes" operation and they pour into the people so they can change themselves, not rely on other people to do it for them. Even in this country so many people are enabled, when they really need to be empowered! Just as the parable in the bible goes about teaching a man to fish, rather than just feeding him a fish, Global outreach is teaching these people to fish for their future, not wait for it to be handed to them.