Since the beginning of September, World Hope International has had rotating teams in two camps in the Bahamas (Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay), purifying and distributing clean water for drinking and washing and working with the UN and other relief organizations to help deal with the devastating aftermath of hurricane Dorian. I'll be joining up with five others in Halifax and flying out early morning on Saturday October 12th and arriving back near midnight the following Saturday - just in time to drive back, share about it in church, and collapse into a real bed.
The aid teams are working 15 hour days in heavy heat, sleeping in tents and bringing in their own food, running off of solar power and gas generators at night when there's fuel to be found. Still,World Hope's teams are now producing about 10,000 gallons of water a week in a place where a month after the storm they're still a long way from having electricity, running water, and open stores. They're literally a lifeline for many of the undocumented workers in devastated local communities that are considered a non-priority by the government.
There's a lot more I could say but, assuming I can find cellular access to upload videos, I'll be sharing it over the course of the week on the Island Wesleyan Church Facebook page at fb.com/iwcpei.