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The pupils at Gilwadzi Primary school were thankful for the gospel of John Scripture booklets …

A little dance...

Just a little dance…

Gospel of John Scripture booklet..

Gospel of John Scripture booklet..

Praise God, Water Well drilling (upto 100 m deep) is all done. Well casing is planned for tomorrow (8/5/15)….. Also expect some pictures of clear water…

 

Well drilling started and continued despite the heavy down pour of rain. Several times, the crew had to deal with the challenge of preventing the borehole from collapsing. By the end of the day the drilling crew had drilled about 21m (~63 ft) deep. By the way “Gilwadzi” means where “people gather for prayer”.

Asking God for favor before breaking ground

Asking God for favor before breaking ground

Setting the rig to start drilling

Setting the rig to start drilling

Breaking ground...

Breaking ground…

Making sure all is set to avoid borehole

Making sure all is set to avoid borehole

Our Faith activates the promises of God. Thank you all for believing in small beginnings!!!

The drilling rig and crew arrived safely at Gilwadzi Primary School, Vihiga County, Kenya (red dot shown below).  Drilling will start on Monday (8/3/15) at 8am.

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Thank you for continued prayers and financial support that gives us courage to step out by FAITH.

Listen carefully. I’m going back to My Father, and I need you to go to those who are helpless. They don’t all look the same, so don’t make any assumptions. And you don’t have to go everywhere, because I’m going to tell your sisters and brothers the same thing. But I want you to go where I send you.  Matthew 28:19-20

Gilwadzi Village


The analyzed Geophysical data reveal a possible, prospective, exploitative weathered fractured zone. It is recommended that a borehole to a maximum depth 160 meters can be drilled.

The borehole will serve 450 students of Gilwadzi Primary School, 220 students of Gilwadzi Secondary School…
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the church that gathers at Gilwadzi Friends Church …

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actually the borehole will serve an entire community that lives in the terrain that looks like:
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Thank you for your past generous support that has enabled 5 villages (in three counties of western Kenya) thus far to obtain clean drinking water in Jesus Name!!! We covet your continued prayers as we trust God to provide for Gilwadzi village.

We are trusting God for a water well in Gilwadzi village, Vihiga County.
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Pupils at Gilwadzi Primary School

Isaiah trying to locate the best possible site to drill at Gilwadzi Primary School

Pastors Walter and Obed launching Bible Study small groups at Mahanga Village

Praise God! 12 new believers were baptised in Shirumba village in a new baptistry made possible because of the Shirumba Primary School Water well (Established in April 2014).


In pictures….Gathered at the Water Well to celebrate and give thanks!

Together….watching The Jesus Film (2.5 hours long) based on the book of Luke…

Below are some pictures taken during Mwivona Primary School Water Well Dedication Ceremony. Your generosity and belief in our mission gives us the ability to tell many about the Kingdom of God. Thank you!!!

Ready and attentive throughout the ceremony, water well in the background
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Grateful to have a copy of the evangelism booklet
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Thankful future leaders….
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Telling about the good news using “Sango and The Well” evangelism booklet
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Eyes closed and handslifted up—Thanking God from whom ALL blessings flow for the gift of water.
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Displaying the signage
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RUN4WATER 2015~~Update

RUN 4 Water 2015~~ April 26 1:00-2:00pm ~~ Bass River Recreation Area, Robinson, Mi (Near Allendale, Mi), MI 49417

Thank you to ALL who  stepped out by Faith  to participate and to the organizers Teresa M, Scott B, Kory R, and Chip B … “I planted the seed, Appollos watered it, BUT God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is ANYTHING, but ONLY God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 (NIV).

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Pump installation has been successfull.
Praise be to God from whom ALL blessings flow!

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Spring Valley Church, Allendale MI and Lifestream Church, Allendale MI join efforts in raising funds needed to bring fresh water to the people of Africa. One water well at a time. Please click here RUN4Water for details on how you can be involved.

Thank you to the organizers Teresa McDougall, Scott Bylsma, Kory Rozema, and Chip Butterfield. … “I planted the seed, Appollos watered it, BUT God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is ANYTHING, but ONLY God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 (NIV).

Mwivona Village~~Update#7

Pump testing report is in. The well is 100m (~300ft) deep. Below, a portion of the spreadsheet as a screen shot. The village of Mwivona has no electric power, BUT there is a lot of manpower. The news in “Remarks” column below is encouraging~~installation of a deep well hand pump is feasible.

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Mwivona Village~~Update#6

Still waiting to receive the test pumping report from Ground Water Abstraction in Kenya Outreach (G.W.A.K.O). Below are the two pictures taken by (G.W.A.K.O) during the pump testing process.
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Mwivona Village~~Update#5

Pump testing was postponed to Thursday (2/12/15). Crew managed to setup machine but ran out of time to carry out the whole process.

Thanks for continued prayers.

Mwivona Village~~Update#4

Borehole casing was successful. There is indeed a deep water well in Mwivona village, since the borehole is now secured from collapsing. It is 100m (~300ft) deep. The volume of water gushing out was overwhelming.
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However, pump testing was not done due to a technical glitch. Pump testing is now scheduled for Wednesday (2/11/15).

Thanks for continued prayers.

FYI: The school has an enrollment of 630 pupils, 335 girls and 295 boys, 15 teaching staff and 4 non-teaching staff. Approximately 2500 people (500 households of approximately 10- 30 people) will benefit from the water well.

Mwivona Village~~Update#3

Borehole casing and pump testing is planned for Tuesday (2/10/15) after some glitches on Monday (2/9/15). Pray!!!

On another note, below are some action packed pictures:

Pastor Walter asking for God’s blessing before breaking ground:
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First drilling rod breaking ground:
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Some initial water:
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Witnesses:
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Mwivona Village~~Update#2

Praise God! Thank you all for believing in small beginnings.!
There is a deep water well in Mwivona Village.
Drill rod at 100 meters (~300ft) deep hit a lot of water about 8cubic meters.
Well casing and test pumping is scheduled for Monday (02/09/2015).

The drilling rig arrives at Mwivona Primary School:
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Setting up the drilling rig:
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Mwivona Community comes out to witnesses:
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Mwivona Village~Update#1

The drilling of Mwivona Primary School Water Well is scheduled to start on 02/08/2015.

+PRAY for wisdom and stamina for the drilling team and that the drilling equipments will operate smoothly

+PRAY that the community of Mwivona will receive the gift of clean water with open hearts to hear The Gospel.

+++Thanks for PRAYING!!! “Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill. Numbers 20:11″

Truck containing the power supply for the drilling rig.
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School pupils anticipating clean drinking water….
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MWIVONA PRIMARY SCHOOL. P.O. BOX 191 KIPKAREN.
VILLAGE:BONDENI, SUB-LOCATION:MUSEMBE, LOCATION:MUSEMBE, DIVISION:LUGARI, COUNTY:KAKAMEGA

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Current Water Source:Ijikali river located about 3km from the school compound.
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The spot within the school compound identified by the geological survey that has the potential of a large aquifer. The maximum estimated water well deep is 180m (540ft).
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The school has an enrollment of 630 pupils, 335 girls and 295 boys, 15 teaching staff and 4 non-teaching staff. Approximately 2500 people (500 households of approximately 10- 30 people) will benefit from the water well.

You are welcome to visit our Exhibit Booth starting Monday, August 18th — Saturday August 23rd. Look for …
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“Now He who supplies seed to the farmer and bread to eat will also supply you with seed and multiply it and enlarge the harvest that results from your righteousness.”, 2 Corinthians 9:10.

Shirumba Well Updates

Shirumba Water Well was established in April 2014. Pastor Walter was able to return and together with the teachers distributed “Sango and the well” books to the children at the school.
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Two of the children read the story out aloud as others followed along.
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Pastor Walter sharing an encouraging word.
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The two taps at the school are working as desired.
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The Well Committee made up of community members and school teachers in a meeting session.
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Patrick and his PET – a blessing!
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Recess time …Soccer ball to the rescue!
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