In Haiti, Sundays are church days for many people and it is the day that Haitians wear their fanciest of clothes. Even though Trois Bois Pin’s community well inauguration fell on a Sunday, I know that the people would still have arrived in their Sunday best as they could not have been prouder to finally inaugurate of the first community well in the commune of Cerca Carvajal.
A visiting team from Oasis Church in L.A. and I had the privilege of working alongside the community for two days leading up to the inauguration, aiding them to prepare the well by moving rock around the well house, replanting cacti, and getting the wall (and our hands) fully painted blue and white.
The community’s commitment to fulfilling their dream of a clean water source was evident in their hard work to complete the well preparations. And their dedication to keeping that well functioning for many, many years was clean in the words spoken to their fellow community members during the inauguration.
“This well is for all of us, and we all must work together to keep it working for all of us,” said the very proud president of the well committee.