// Tim DeTellis
Water is essential for life. I know this first hand because I remember living without access to water for three years.
We did not have water at our mission when we arrived in 1983. Soon after our arrival, we tried to drill a well but did not find water. At that time, we were driving eight miles each way to the closest well to fetch water.
In March of 1986, we finally had the funds to attempt drilling a well again. First, we went to the village of Neply to drill them a well. To the glory of God, we hit an artesian spring for them, and God blessed their village with safe drinking water for the first time. The next day, the well drillers came to our mission on the ocean and we prayed and fasted. They hit bedrock at 160 feet. My father insisted they continue drilling. Then at 170 feet, the well drillers hit an aquifer and immediately water began gushing out of the ground under its own pressure. What a miracle!
Since then, we have drilled dozens of wells across the Leogane Plain, and built three water cisterns at our school and church campuses in the Tom Gateau mountain region. We now have plans to drill more wells in Haiti…and your giving will make this possible. Thank you for partnering with us to give generous water to the communities we serve. ~Tim DeTellis