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by Pastor Bill Scheer

_DSC2953For many years millions of dollars have been poured into Haiti, for social justice and ministry. There has been small pockets of change through this culture, but so much seems to have been unaffected.

We aim to do what we can to bring the needed change these people are literally dying to see. LaGonave is a small island off the coast of main Haiti, with over 100,000 people, mostly children living in unimaginable poverty. But, this is changing.

Through the efforts of some amazing people, God is turning this around. Drinking water is being drilled, children are being fed and educated, medical attention is being given, and lives are being enriched all over this 9 x 21 mile island.

A great thing about this, all money given to this effort goes directly to feeding children, drilling water wells, running a medical clinic, and operating a school with hundreds of children grades K – 10.
The budget of this tremendous endeavor is about $250,000. That’s just 2500 people giving $100 (or five giving $50,000).

If you are able, please give something.
Thanks for reading this,

Bill Scheer
Pastor, Guts Church

by Eric English

_DSC1014The drilling team returned to La Gonave after a successful scouting trip which yielded one fresh water well at the end of April.  This time the team will remain on La Gonave for a full two months, drilling water wells in villages with no fresh water supply throughout the region.

Through the first ten days there have been many obstacles the team has had to overcome.  A two day rain storm didn’t slow the drilling operation although it made challenging working conditions even more difficult.  The rough mountainous terrain caused a series of flat tires on the drilling rig, extending work days and increasing the hazard.  A broken U joint sent the drive shaft through the air brake system causing mechanical damage and creating challenging repairs for the team.

All of these challenges were overcome and six additional fresh water wells were drilled through this first ten days of the summer drilling excursion.  The villages of Cherrishib, Abricot, La Palmiste, and Terre Seche received fresh water wells, providing the single source for water within their community.

Crowds of Haitians watched and cheered in each community as the drilling team worked tirelessly for hours in the heat.   Celebrations erupted as the clean water flowed from the freshly drilled holes.

Work will continue in dozens of villages throughout the island of La Gonave this summer.  Remember to give, and to forward this link on your social media.


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