Haiti
Clear Blue does work every year in Haiti usually at least 10 at a time, every year since 2008. Much of the work is done at Free Methodist work, but often drillers will do a well for a village just because the need is so great. This was particularly true in 2010 after the earthquake happened. Clear Blue drillers Arron Swenson and Kevin Kate were there with a team drilling outside of Port au Prince when the earthquake happened. The team turned into rescue workers the remainder of the time they were there, and then returned in a few months to drill in tent cities and ravaged areas.

We have done several wells each in partnership with Guts Church, Healing Hands ministry and Global Outreach.

The wells listed are just some of the ones done for Free Methodist works. We also repair dozens of wells yearly. This is the only country where we actually own equipment and do the drilling ourselves, so we have also provided more than $35,000 for truck and equipment purchase and repair.
Mapou 2008
Thomazeau 2008
Santo 2008
John Wesley Church yard 2008
Oheston 2008
Petite Riviere 2008
Gross Basin 2008
Carfrogage 2008 (couldn’t finish)
Verettes 2008
Desbairres 2008
Gros Morne orphanage 2008
Gonaeve John Wesley School 2008
Gonaives at Shatlan 2008


“We knew our whole day would be spent in a tent city outside of Port A Prince, an unbelievably hot and dry area. We were hoping that our efforts at drilling a well would be successful. Throughout the day a crowd slowly began to gather. Children full of excitement. Adults waiting in anticipation. An elderly woman first met us. She raised her hands towards heaven and declared in Creole "I have been praying for two years and now you are here. Yes, my prayers have finally been answered."
The problem is----even though the majority of wells produce good water, there is a small percentage that do not. There could be no water, or water so salty it can't be used for anything. It is always on your mind. You see the need and hear the stories. You pray and give it all to God.
As the day goes on it is easy to form friendships with the Haitian spectators, despite language and cultural differences. You pray to God that you don't disappoint them. This is an island of extreme hardship and unrelenting disappointment. You don't want to be another, so you continue to worry and you continue to pray. Throughout the day many of the Haitian spectators picked up the small filings that the drill kicks out. They put it up to their tongue and debate if it is salty or not. We were all worried when we hit a sulfur pocket. If the water is full of sulfur, it can't be used.

So we push forward and try that much harder. What it is like to hit water? When the mud turns to water? When the worry turns to ecstatic joy? When everyone runs towards the well grabbing handfuls of water, putting it up to their noses and tasting it in their mouths? For a moment time seems to stop. All of your attention is focused on their faces. You are almost afraid to read their expressions. You are afraid to look, but you must. In a land where it is so hard for many to smile----they do. The water is clean. No salt.
Your emotions are all out of whack. It’s one of those times that you are so happy, but for some reason you just want to cry. We all join hands in prayer. Dozens of Haitians and the Clear Blue drilling team form a giant circle holding hands and praying. I raised my head for a second to look at the faces as we prayed. I can't describe the feeling.

Today we provided water to an area of 5000. Thanks to all who contribute to Clear Blue. You are the ones who make the miracles happen. We thank God for being in control and allowing us to represent His love to Haiti. What an honor. What an experience.”

-Kevin Kate and Bruce Oberlin. Clear Blue Drilling Team
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