So, DTS has officially begun. I was about to say how many people we have living here, but then realized I don’t even know. This life is CRAZY!!!! I think everyday, I think to myself, or ask one of the other staff if this is real life.
We have a bit of a water situation, and an electricity situation… and a space situation. The owner was supposed to fix the well which was damaged in the earthquake, but never did. So we have a cistern in the ground that gets filled by a water truck that comes and then we have to pay for the water. We also have a catchment system for when it rains, some water from the roof goes into the cistern as well. We have to have electricity to pump the water onto a cistern on the roof. We’re hooked up to city electric, but it’s sporadic at best. I actually never depend on it. Our generator is having problems and is not always powerful enough to get the pump working. Also, there is really no room anywhere to put anything. I only moved like a small carry-on suitcase, a backpack and a little bit more things. There are a ton of 3-tier bunk beds here, but all the girl ones are filled, so my bed is actually on a side porch on the second floor. It gets kind of dusty. This is why we should be missionaries!!!
Since we have a water issue, we don’t always have running water… actually we haven’t had it much. So we’re getting a little desperate. There is a public well pump fairly close to our house, and the other night I went up there with shower stuff and some other girls. Dani had told us there was a lady who offered her bathroom if we brought our own water. However, we did not find this kind lady. So Chimene, who is from Cameroon and speaks French, asked around to see if there was somewhere a little more private. So someone offered their little alley. So several of us bucket showered in this alley, and we were even “lucky” enough to have an audience of a few Haitian girls watching us from their window. At least it wasn’t guys. It was actually really comical. We have a Korean on staff, her name is Grace. She was pretty horrified. She couldn’t even close her mouth. Haha!
Anyway, PLEASE be praying that either it would rain a lot just right over our house, or someone would dig us a well for free. Also pray that city electric would be on a lot. And that our house would supernaturally expand!!
Thanks so much for your love, support and prayers!!!

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About leahgduncan

I'm just a woman that wants to serve Jesus Christ with her whole life. I want to live with my hands wide open to Him, letting him fill my hands and take things away as He pleases. I currently live in Port au Prince, Haiti, working with an international missions organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). I love Haiti and know that I will be attached to Haiti for the rest of my life. At this time I don't know if that means I'll always live here, but I know I'll always come back here.

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