Springs of Salvation

You will joyfully draw water from the springs of salvation, and on that day you will say: “Give thanks to Yahweh; proclaim His name! Celebrate His works among the peoples. Declare that His name is exalted. Sing to Yahweh, for He has done glorious things. Let this be known throughout the earth. Cry out and sing, citizen of Zion , for the Holy One of Israel is among you in His greatness.”

I’ve just returned from a trip to New Horizon Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The visit is always filled with anticipation of seeing family in Christ and time at New Horizon Home.

I’ll post some photos and a bit of explanation of all we were able to participate in; but first, let me introduce you to Foundation College ministry of Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho. Utah/Idaho Southern Baptist have a humble director of ministry to college students from across the state convention, under the direction of Phillip Grant. Phillip traveled with me and a group from my church last January to explore the possibility of bringing students back this summer.

Last week Phillip and his wife, Casey, brought 6 students from Boise State and the College of Western Idaho to our girls home. I was very pleased with the partnership of all who visited the ministry this past week. (Phillip and Casey Grant, Cody and Whitney Thornton, Jacob Ewing, Logan McDonald, Micah Liston, Jaxson Fanta)

The most important thing we do at New Horizon Home is build a home for at risk girls (orphaned, abandoned, rescued) in Port-au-prince where the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is the center piece of everything attempted. This is a faith-based ministry, meaning, we are committed to asking God to provide for everything and we wait until God provides before we do anything. If God doesn’t provide it one way we look and wait for His answer another way. This causes us to be a praying people, a patient people, a risk taking people, a humbling people, a weeping people and a joyful people.

Here is a collect of pictures from the past week of the work being accomplished on the well at New Horizon Home.

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Water supply for bathing and flushing.

Water, one of the most important physical needs of any people any where is no easy work at New Horizon Home. Over the past two years the water has been supplied by generous

Micah, drawing water from a neighbors cistern.
Micah, drawing water from a neighbors cistern.

neighbors and hard work of faithful workers at NHH.

Water for the bathrooms is hauled in, by hand, in 5 gallon buckets to each bathroom to use for bathing and flushing.

 

 

Recently, the complicated work on digging a well of our own began. Work on the well was not completed during the recent trip due to some complications with the pump. But very soon, there will be running water to the house.

Where water is critical. And make no mistake it is. The springs of salvation are of utmost importance. May all who live at New Horizon Home soon drink from the springs of salvation.

“Give thanks to Yahweh; proclaim His name! Celebrate His works among the peoples. Declare that His name is exalted. Sing to Yahweh, for He has done glorious things. Let this be known throughout the earth. Cry out and sing, citizen of Zion , for the Holy One of Israel is among you in His greatness.”

I will let the pictures tell you the story of the struggle for water.

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Hard workers digging the well, by hand.
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Filling the dump truck, by hand
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Approx. 100 feet deep
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yes, they really dug the well by hand.
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temporary covering
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fitting the pump and piping

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