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I’ve been to Haiti several times documenting life there and the hardships they live in every single day. I remember the very first time I went to La Gonave, the first thing I saw upon landing were scores of little kids running up to us, following us everywhere we went. The unique detail though was

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The summer of my 9th year on this earth my father took me to heaven. Or Iowa. Growing up in Northern Indiana basketball was always my favorite sport by birth. But deep down inside, I found my greatest joy and fulfillment in life when I was on the baseball diamond with a glove on my Read More

After seven days on the island, things become workmanlike.  Wake up early.  Drive to the drill site.  Punch holes.  Lay pipe.  Drive home as the sun is setting.  After the initial physical shock diminishes, your body becomes hardened to the difficulty.  You expect problems and expect God to solve them.  And so you set out

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As we progress toward our goal of reaching 100 wells, the drilling locations have become more remote. During our first 50 wells it felt as though we canvassed as many “easy” communities as possible. Not that is wasn’t difficult, we are usually the only game in the village. But a daily commute on average was

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It’s hard to put into words the incredible amount of success that we have experienced in 2013.  Since importing the Schramm T64 onto the island of La Gonave back in the summer of 2007, we have experienced many challenges and acclimated to the pressures of drilling in such a tough environment. This year was quite

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Everyone roots for the underdog and there is no dog under this one.  The island of La Gonave produces the poorest people, in the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Visiting La Gonave with the idea of bringing change can be quite a daunting task.  The need is certainly quantifiable.  There is between 75% and

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This past week our driller, Curt King, arrived on La Gonave with one of our Haitian employees to perform maintenance on the drilling rig.  The Big Red Truck fired up and after two days of tinkering and repairs.  State side we received a long list of items for purchase and replacement. Over the next two

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This time of year is all logistics.  There is much more that goes into drilling wells then just driving the rig to a site and putting the bit in the ground.  Drilling sites, and road maps must be created, supplies and materials are procured in the USA, and Port Au Prince and shipped to La

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I am reminded of this as we ride motorcycles on challenging trails that we hope will support the drilling rig.  As we attempt to travel further into the island than ever before, we pass children with buckets, some empty and others full, carrying their daily supply of water two hours one way. People know us

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I have been encouraged as we passed villages using the wells we have supplied in years past.  There is a certain difference in the communities where we have installed the wells and villages where we have not.  Crops and fruit trees are growing around homes, people congregate around wells.  There is a change in the

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