As you recall, about a month & half ago, Pastor Arthur’s well ran dry! As a result, there was no water for his family of 11, and they of course became very alarmed. This was a hand dug well, and not very deep after all. And so the situation became urgent very quickly!
About a month ago, thanks to your giving and generousity, our CTM base of supporters was able to amass enough donations to truck a tank of water to his home, and at least supply his family in the short term. In parallel, you gave about $3,000 toward the digging of a new “deep well” on his property. The total cost of drilling the basic deep well is $4,000.
We are now happy to report that MK Engineering, our local engineering resource and master of well drilling, has started drilling this deep well on Arthur’s property. The well is about 150 deep so far, and they are continuing to drill until they hit the water table (normally this is between 200-300 ft deep).
We need about another $1,000 in donations in order to complete the drilling of this deep well to supply Arthur and his family with water, so please, be in prayer about this, and give to help complete this much needed well by visiting our Donate page (its easy to give online, and don’t forget its tax deductible!)
Another point to note is that we would like to channel some of the water from this well to a neaby primary school. This will require:
- Trenches to be dug from the well at the home over to the nearby school
- Pipes to be laid from the well to the local school
- Spigots and fittings will need to be installed at the school to supply water to students
The school has no acces to fresh water now, and is within walking
distance of Arthur’s home. If we can raise additional funds, we can install piping from this new well to the near by school, and supply hunreds of small children with clean fresh water.
Note that many students stay the week at schools, and water is essential to their survival. We need about $7,000 in additional donations to do this – please be in prayer and if you feel you would like to help fund this special project, visit our Donate page and enter into your PayPal gift comment “Help fund water to the school”.
Thank you and may our Lord Jesus richly bless you in this life and in the life to come!