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Haiti Water Team Leaving For Haiti

Members and Friends of Bower Hill.

Please be with us in prayer as we journey once again to Haiti! Rick & Pat Jacobs, Betsy Holhfelder and myself will be leaving Sunday morning July 6th and we return late Sunday July 13th.

We have a different agenda for this trip. There will not be an installation. Instead we will be visiting with our  Operating Partners. We are excited to be spending  time discussing ways to get clean water to the many in need in their communities. Each site has a Clean Water Board and we will spend time talking about a number of things with them.  Additionally, at Camp Perrin and Torbeck we will be doing continuing education on health and hygiene.  Betsy and Pat will be working closely with these educators to help them take what they learn into the community.

This trip is also offering us a wonderful opportunity to meet with several organizations that are based in Haiti. We hope to learn how they work in Haiti successfully and if there are ways we can work together in the future. These meetings will be held in Port Au Prince during the first few days of our arrival.

We are also excited to announce that we already have plans to return to Haiti in early November to install our 6th system! We will be meeting with the people from Life is Wealth Orphanage, located in Carrefour Fueilles, just outside of Port Au Prince, to discuss the installation and sign agreements. This is a site we visited during our last trip.  We worked with our In-Country Haiti Team to help us make the decision to move forward with this installation. The In-Country team performed the necessary surveys and talked with many people in and around the community to determine that this site is indeed a good site; one in need of clean water and one that will be supported by the community. Our In-Country team will work closely with them to help ensure its success. If you see Steve Boisvert, Chris Robbins or Alan Hohlfelder ask them about this site. The need there is great.

We feel your prayers when we travel, we really do! So I ask that you pray that our conversations with our Operating Partners be productive and that we find encouraging words and ways to be of continued service to them. We ask for prayers that we form new and healthy relationships with those organizations that are based in Haiti. They work everyday to make a difference and promote sustainability in communities that are the most in need. Prayers that we taste bad to the mosquitoes and they leave us alone!

And as always prayers for safe travels. We know the weather is going to be hot and sticky or really rainy, send up prayers that we handle what ever comes our way with a cool head and a warm heart!

We are so blessed to have you travel with us in this way!

Darenda Lease

Haiti Travel Team

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