God has truly been blessing the work of the drill team. They have completed three wells in four days and are today completing the fourth well. Pray that they will be able in the next two weeks to complete the 12 wells that we would like to have done before Joel and I head back to the USA. This would really help with our standing with US AID.
On the way to Berberati we stopped and spent some time watching the well repair team work. They were working on two different types of wells and it was good for us to see them struggling with some difficult problems with these well pumps. They have over 30 villages to visit in the next three weeks. Pray for safety for this team as well as wisdom as they try and help people understand the necessity of maintenance on these hand and foot pumps.
As I write from Berberati, CAR the team is in Bangui and putting up the last of the trusses in the capital city at our Mercy Care Center. We now have all the roofing there and the roof should be on the building by the end of this week.
Please be praying for good weather as we continue to work on this project. We are in the rainy season and it is very possible that it could rain every day and severely hamper the progress of this work. Also please be praying for safety for the team as they continue to work there with the nationals. It has been fun to see the boys building relationships with both the workers and the neighborhood young people. A new soccer ball has been a tremendous hit!
God is blessing and we are seeing great advances on a number of fronts. The last three days Nancy Zellner has been able to see over 55 kids and evaluate their health needs. Pray that she will continue to have strength as she works with Dieudonne in meeting some of the health needs of the children here in the CAR in our Orphan Care Program.