Posted by: apal1528 | 07/24/2007

How many Indians does it take to drill a well?

We leave tonight at 10. Part of me is excited to go home, but most of me wishes I could stay for another month… or six.

The bush was a ton of fun, but also tested our patience. We waited for three more days for the drillers to come. They finally came on Monday evening, thankfully. It was an amazing sight. Everyone in the village came running and they sang and danced as the huge trucks came through. They sang, “Webale Yesu, Webale yesu, Webale Mukwano”… Thank you Jesus, Thank you Jesus, Thank you friends.

I have to admit that it was hard for me not to get teary eyed. I know people back home have been praying for and waiting for a miracle while we we’ve been here, by far, this was it.

Now I bet you’re wondering about the interesting title to this blog. It’s truly a testament to the miraculous well drilling experience as a whole. After waiting for three weeks (yes, John did in fact book the drillers to be in Rwenjiri on the 26th of June) the first team finally arrived to tell us that after drilling the borehole we would have to wait even longer (until after we left the village) for the finishing team to come from Kampala and complete the pump.

As it stands, the village is still without water.

BUT…. theres a 300ft borehole waiting there capable of producing 1849 liters of water per hour (this is an above average amount). We’re currently waiting for the finishing team to put in the pump and the concrete pad around the well.

So, within the next week, worms, parasites, water-borne bacteria, and scummy water will be a thing of the past for a little village in the middle of the African wilderness. The unbelievably cute children will no longer have fat tummies and will no longer have to walk down a huge hill to get water twice a day. Though this is one of thousands of villages in all of Africa that don’t have a well, it’s been a life changing improvement for the 5,000+ people that will benefit.

I’d like to thank all of you for your support, some for your monetary contributions, and most of all for your prayers. They have been so appreciated and have no doubt been fruitful.

I guess I’ll see most of you in the next few days.

God Bless

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Responses

  1. AndrewWe’re so happy that you.ve enjoyed your time in Uganda. To have seen all that you’ve witnessed must be very uplifting. Have a happy flight home. Your parents are very excited to see you. We’ll see you soon.Love Erma and Tom

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  3. Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Se você quiser linkar meu blog no seu eu ficaria agradecido, até mais e sucesso.(If you speak English can see the version in English of the Camiseta Personalizada.If he will be possible add my blog in your blogroll I thankful, bye friend).

  4. Good words.


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