“When the team was here 2-1/2 years ago, that feels like we were in another country back then. Today, the water quality is very bad - our pastor’s water from the tap was mixed with sewer water last week. Sometimes the water is brown, sometimes it is yellow, but it always smells bad. The system is broken. Everyone is trying hard to find clean water for their wives when they are pregnant. Garbage is piling up everywhere. Neighbors are coming together to give whatever scraps of food they may have to the person nearest them that has chickens or pigs to feed. The situation here is worse than I have ever seen. People are more discontent than ever before. One reason for this discontentment is that people are more connected to the rest of the world than ever before. They see what they do not have. Children watch a commercial that comes on the TV between the cartoons and they ask why they can’t have those things. I grew up in the '90s.

Disconnected from the rest of the world. I have learned to be content with what I have. God gives me an eternal perspective. If you do not have an eternal perspective, you will just try to make this life as good as it can possibly be. When people believe that “this” is all there is (he motioned to everything around him), it makes sense that they become discontent. That is one of the reasons so many are leaving the country. Yes…staying here is difficult. Sometimes we do not even know where our next meal will come from…but we keep trusting God and He provides.”

Hope in the havoc.