You Gave Me Something to Drink

I have enjoyed moving about the island of La Gonave for the past few days, visiting several of her beautiful villages that I’ve not been to in the past. These kids lived in a little home near the village well.

Water (clean and close) continues to be the single most important and urgent need in Haiti, particularly on the island of La Gonave. Ironic, don’t you think, that an island surrounded by more water than you can imagine struggles so with the availability of fresh, not salty water. The problem is that salt-removing reverse osmosis and other desalination systems are very costly to maintain. Village wells, chlorination programs, and various types of water filtration systems are what are required for the kind of water that won’t make people sick.

“I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink.” Matthew 25:35a