You may recall that our church, through half of its Christmas offering, along with contributions made by its Missions Committee and its Ingomar Living Waters ministry, raised $20,000 to allow for the drilling of a well, submersible solar pump, storage tower and plumbing to bring water directly into a birthing clinic located in Kabasera, Uganda.
Here is a little more detail about this project. Drilling a well had been attempted before at this site. The birthing clinic sits at the top of mountain, making it difficult for drilling equipment to get there. Earlier attempts had struck hard rock, and a drill bit had been lost. Our partner, Christian East African Economic Development (or “CEED”) did not want to give up. They felt confident that their past experience with this site, coupled with more geological study and covered with lots of prayer, would end in success. Ingomar Living Waters, after careful consideration and prayer, decided we would advance $6,400 of the total project cost to fund another attempt at drilling a well.
On February 28, we got word that a good strong successful well had been successfully drilled! Clean, safe water is gushing from this new well and the people of Kabasera are rejoicing! We have invited CEED to submit a proposal to complete the rest of the project (submersible solar pump, storage tower and plumbing to bring water directly into the birthing clinic). Stay tuned!