Today was absolutely amazing...we hit water! It was a very emotional moment. After hours of drilling through dirt, rock, mud, clay, sandstone and aquifers down a 40, 60, 80 then 120 foot deep hole, finally WATER came gushing out! Everyone screamed, Mel & I cried. It was awesome. There was an overwhelming sense of joy and relief and excitement. We all felt very much a part of it but the men were the ones completely covered in mud...and the women were beaming with pride (the good kind).
The whole community came out today. We toured the local clinic and went through the village in the morning inviting people to the church for afternoon activities. There were literally over 100 children in our classes. We taught them how to brush their teeth with clean water, how to avoid dehydration and rehydrate with an oral solution they can mix at home and basic nutrition. We get to share the gospel every day and witness living water spring up from the well. This is truly a remarkable ministry, it is an honor to be here.
Please take a moment to enjoy the videos Matt has been making for everyone back home. We really want you to see this and experience as much as possible with us! We thank God for you every day!