This is part of the worship at the h2o (hydration 2 others) launch party in Siaya, Kenya. Most of these people are new believers. Isn't their joy beautiful and contagious?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
|Floyd, Edwin, and Tom in front of the drilling rig.|
|My dad, Edwin, with the completed project yesterday.|
Zach: Where do you stay?
13 year old boy: That way (points)
Zach: Do you fetch water for your family?
Him: Yes. From the river. It is far (points again)
Zach: So will you be using this well?
Him: Yes! ...Where do you get your water?
Zach: Um...it kind of comes to me in my house...
Him: Oh. You are rich!
...one of many humbling experiences in the village...
Be Blessed! Hydration 2 Others at 1:39 PM
Monday, January 9, 2012
I spoke to Tom again today. The team is still in the village. They were supposed to head back to Nairobi today, but won't do that until around noon tomorrow.
He said that there were a few delays with the new drilling company, but now things are going good. The well is almost done and should be completed tomorrow.
For people who sent things to their sponsored children, Zach has seen them, spent time with them, and he also took pictures. He gave them the gifts and all of the kids were excited to receive them.
Tom says that he will send pictures of everything when he's back in Nairobi. Everyone is doing great.
Be Blessed! Hydration 2 Others at 5:42 PM
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I just finished chatting with Tom on Facebook. How amazing is it that I can sit at my computer and talk to a friend in a remote Kenyan village??!!
The team arrived in Siaya at 2 a.m. this morning [Thursday]. I'm sure they're completely exhausted, but Tom says that my dad, Floyd, and Zach are doing well.
Today they had the h20 launch party. They planted trees at the well site and my dad shared with everyone about how hydration 2 others came to be.
Unfortunately, there was a setback. The drilling truck broke down on the way to the drill site and they had to hire another company to do it instead. They are waiting for them to arrive. The plan is to start drilling in the morning and go straight through for 48 hours to "catch time".
Tom says, "we are just waiting now. People are so excited and very nice pictures so far but can't wait when the entire work starts."
They hope to have some pictures uploaded by tomorrow night. Wouldn't that be fun?
Please continue to pray for this venture. For no more equipment to break. For the health of all involved. For people to hear the Gospel. For lives to be transformed.
Thank you, God, for giving these men the opportunity to serve others!
Be Blessed! Hydration 2 Others at 1:20 PM
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
We arrived safe and on time in Nairobi at 7am local time this morning and it's been a great day, if perhaps a little exhausting. Edwin and Floyd enjoyed the day.
I don't know that we'll be able to communicate much, but will keep you all posted as much as possible.
Thanks for your prayers and everything you're doing! In Christ,
Be Blessed! Hydration 2 Others at 3:14 PM
The guys arrived in Kenya last night around nine our time. It was seven in the morning in Kenya. I talked briefly with Tom while he was waiting for them at the airport, but I have not communicated with any of the men. I know they probably spent today in an exhausted haze. I hope to hear from them before they leave for the village, which I think is happening tomorrow? Or it might have been today. I do know that the well is supposed to be drilled tomorrow, January 4!
Be Blessed! Hydration 2 Others at 11:33 AM