When the children were ready to go into the water, each of us were to have one child that we specifically watched over. A girl named Wilna quickly grabbed my hand and wanted to be my partner in the ocean. She is ten years old and I found out that only just recently did she let anyone take her into the water past where she could touch the ground. In fact, Haitians in general don’t know how to swim – you would think since they live on island that swimming would be a natural thing to know how to do. Wilna is a very quiet and sweet girl and as we got deeper into the water she grabbed onto me and I cradled her as I would a small child. She was completely dependent on me for her safety – and for her especially I know this was a deep act of trust. As I held Wilna I was reminded of how God is always holding us. Even within the deepest waters, where we cannot support ourselves, we don’t know how to swim and may be filled with fear. Yet we can always trust God to carry us and never let go. Swimming with Willna was a sweet reminder of God’s faithfulness.