Water is a desperate need in rural places. Every drop they use comes from a dirty stream or hand dug well, resulting in serious heath problems. It is our goal to provide a borehole/well with clean water within a village.
This has been a very exciting year for us with the coming of our own water drilling rig from the US. We however had many difficult obstacles to overcome before we could actually start drilling, but we managed to drill or have wells drilled. There are some rig issues that we have to give attention to, to make drilling work under our rural Africa conditions. We trust that the Lord will give the wisdom needed to get all resolved. I just cannot describe in words what it feels like to be able to drill the wells ourselves…. then watching as the ground turns wet and the water bursting out of the well. It brings tears to my eyes. Not to even to talk about hearing the rural people scream, yell and seeing them dancing for joy when they see the water. It reminds me of the scripture in Isa. 41:17 “when the poor and needy seek water and there is none…. I the Lord will hear them….” Although it talks about Spiritual thirst, we have seen the rural people respond to that “call” what joy it is to see them sing and dance around the water well. Isn’t it what Isa. 12:3 talks about “…with joy will they draw water from the wells of salvation.”