A Disaster Births Hope
Our volunteers have been clocking 15+ hour days of intense physical labour in very hot conditions. They are staying in tents and bringing their own food in order to be self-sufficient. They are pumping clean water, distributing supplies, encouraging families, fixing tires, helping with generators, and more!
Scared, excited, under-prepared, hopeful, intimidated. Those are some of the feelings I felt. I was going to make clean drinking water for people whose lives had been stripped away by the strongest storm to hit the Bahamas. How was I, a young pastor, and mom from Canada possibly going to help? Within hours of arriving in Marsh Harbour, we had our Katadyn water purification units running. Then people began to come. That is when I realized that the simple act of making clean water was enough. We were providing people with something they could not live without. We were allowing a demolished community the chance to rebuild, simply by creating clean water. By the end of the week, I felt empowered and passionate about helping people. I knew that what I was doing with World Hope International was life-changing for the people I gave water to, but it changed me as well. By allowing myself to step very far outside of my comfort zone, it allowed me to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.