Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Problems digging the well #2

Applications to try and blast the rocky ground for an open well have been unsuccessful. So we are back to trying for a tube well. See previous post on this.

The villagers at Phum Leav had contributed 10,000 riels (US$2.50) per family to purchase the current land for the school. There is no option to try and obtain another piece of land.

It was a difficult decision to press on with attempts to construct the tube well. I think it is important that the children at the school have at least clean water to drink from. I was somewhat hesitant about the open well idea because these open wells tend to get rather contaminated and generally regarded as dirty water, so was secretly pleased that this was now not possible. But now we have a problem of needing to go deeper than 64m to try and get water for the tube well. I don't know what the chances are of hitting the aquifer but it seems we have no choice. It will cost an additional US1600, I think.

We need to continue to have faith that He will provide as He has been doing so far. Please continue to pray with us for a successful resolution.

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