My World Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hi friends,

I  am so blessed to bring you this guest post from my friend Pastor Jonah who writes to share the excitement of locating the well water in Marigat, Kenya! It really blesses my heart. If you haven't read the background to this project, you may do so here.


Otherwise read on about this huge blessing of God.
 

We have located the water in Marigat, Kenya.  I am so excited!

The engineer in charge, Bernard, informed me that we have enough water. More than we need. What a joy this is! For those who study water, Bernard talked of 10 cubic meters. Apparently when drilling water they often get 2 or 3 cubic meters. So we are truly blessed. Bernard is so excited. That is the excitement that comes with getting water for indeed water is life.
By Friday we will have test pumping for 24 hours just to check if the machines measured well. What an excitement this is.






The villagers here have done their part. We have had enough food for the hard working men. The chairman of the project has donated a big big goat for them, and the chief will do so too. This was all done yesterday at the sight of water. Earlier I had bought some food too for the group just to get us started.

We look forward to the celebrations of 'officially' getting this gift of water from the donors, the Is There Not a Cause team from Trinidad. We are looking forward to that great day. Already gifts of goats and sheep have been given for that 'Big day' which we hope will be maybe October, November or December. Whenever it is, I look forward to it.






In the other pictures, you can see us trying to cross over the River Perkerra. The water was down and we thought we could go and purchase some food in Marigat town. For me it was a tough choice and I had to be courageous to cross this river.











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14 comments:

  1. I love your new header. And these are very good pictures. How wonderful when water is first found. Joy abounds! We have been given the water of life and will never thirst again when we recieve it. Amen!

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  2. Thank you Ginny. I can't take any credit for the photos on this post. Pastor Jonah of www.jonahsmissions.blogspot.com has taken these ones. I agree they are very good and give us an excellent idea of what it looks like in Marigat. Praise God for the gift of water to drink and spiritual water to feed us.

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  3. What a great post. This is such important work and great that the well water was located.

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  4. Yes indeed Carver. Thank you for dropping by! You are welcome any time.

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  5. Congratulations on Pastor Jonah finding good well water, for that is essential. At my house, we're on a private well, and without that we wouldn't be able to live here. And drilling wells isn't cheap, so those donors are indeed generous.

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  6. Great post. Your post really emphasizes how important the water is is.

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  7. Wonderful news. Well done Pastor Johan and all the hardworking people around him. I love the photos of them crossing the river: on foot, on the motorbike and on a tractor. Only in Africa, eh? Bless you for sharing. (((Hugs))) Jo

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  8. Al, if you have a private well you understand the high costs involve d in preparing and digging a well to last for years. The well in Marigat area will serve a community of many members for a long time to come and we are so very happy they will have more than enough water.

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  9. Rajesh, thank you for your visit and your kind comment.

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  10. Jo, nice to see you again. I know you really understand the challenges of clean water in Africa and some of the other unique challenges. So you also understand the monumental accomplishment. Thank you for acknowledging the efforts of Pastor Jonah and the many team members in Marigat and Nairobi, Kenya as well as Trinidad, who really made this well happen. I share your love of the photos of passage over the river...it is only in Africa. Hugs xx

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  11. Praise the Lord for His provision....

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  12. Jo, nice to see you again. I know you really understand the challenges of clean water in Africa and some of the other unique challenges. So you also understand the monumental accomplishment. Thank you for acknowledging the efforts of Pastor Jonah and the many team members in Marigat and Nairobi, Kenya as well as Trinidad, who really made this well happen. I share your love of the photos of passage over the river...it is only in Africa. Hugs xx

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  13. Al, if you have a private well you understand the high costs involve d in preparing and digging a well to last for years. The well in Marigat area will serve a community of many members for a long time to come and we are so very happy they will have more than enough water.

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