Bernie, along with Glenn Bridges, Vince Buys, and Brent Ahrens arrived safely in Haiti earlier this week.  They spent one night in Port-au-Prince before driving to Tricotte, with stops in Cabaret and Bethel along the way.

On Friday, Glenn, Vince, and Brent, and two Hatians, Michelin and Wilson, took the well-drilling equipment and drove to Marose, about an hour and a half from Tricotte.  Marose is the home of the New Generation Ministries Orphanage, and Starfish Ministries is drilling a well there for them.  After arriving and setting up the equipment, they still had an hour or so of the day remaining to begin drilling the well.  And in that hour, they drilled four feet!  That may not sound like a lot, but four feet an hour is very encouraging.

The group is staying in Marose, sleeping in the church there, and they will continue drilling until — God willing — the well is complete.  Pray for them, as they do this work.  As always, pray for safety.  Pray also that the work would progress quickly, that the equipment would hold up, and that they would find an abundant source of clean drinking water.

Serving the Lord together,

Bernie, Sheryl & Philip Bovenkamp

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