Another very unique characteristic of our campus is that it has a private water inlet. There are no other places in the Northwest where the land is accessible by sea for the development of a harbor. The contour of this waterway is perfect for the passage of various sizes of boats. Its location makes loading and unloading easily accessible. There are steep hills on both sides that can provide shelter during the tropical storm season. This harbor adds another dimension of transportation to support the expansion of commerce to this area.
A portion of the Campus has been sighted and plotted for a full runway and airport for in-country air travel. This will make travel to the Northwest much easier. We have found that many of the people living in other areas of the country have not been to the Northwest. Possibly the biggest reason for this is due to the travel required over rough roads. Because of this, this area is almost a lost and undiscovered jewel just waiting to be developed. One resident from Port-au-Prince sadly explained that he had no knowledge of the conditions of life in this part of his country.
Just imagine how different this “barren wasteland” could be with these two major arteries pumping life into the economy of the region.
Hope is no longer knocking at the door, but has become a resident. Living Water has been serving and working and planning for many years in this part of the world. Back in the late 90’s a vision was shared that included the development of a complex among the people that would give them reason to take pride in their current estate rather than running from it. Solutions have been developed to bring the dream to where they live. Life is making great strides forward; lives are being changed; dreams are becoming reality. Changes are sometimes hard to see at close range, but they become clearer with time and hard work.
It is the goal of Living Water Ministries to maintain the momentum for even more change. Churches have been planted, schools have been started, thousands of children have food to eat each day, and a sense of trust and respect has been developed among the people. Development of natural resources will continue, expansion of education is marching forward, and people will grow in their knowledge and love of God, our Father, who has made all this possible.
There is much to do. The challenge is strong. We trust God to lead us and to finish the work he has begun through this ministry.