Cistern Project Days 5&6

We had a few minor setbacks and some distractions to the work, but the project is 98% finished! And it rained two nights ago and the water flooded through the gutters and into the barrels! Success! There is one part, you can see the wide span where Wes is welding, he will finish that on the other side of that building hopefully tomorrow and the project will be completed! We are so thankful that it was done before the rainy season came (which we hear is very delayed – God held the rain so we could finish!)

This week will be the start of another well and water pump put in for the village!

The Saved

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:30-31

Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Sunday morning service went very well, God moved in a big way. We had worship (3 hours of it!) and then Christian gave the message out of Mark – Mark 10:17-22. At the end of the message 5 people came to the front confessing they want to follow Jesus! Can I get an Amen?! We are so excited about what God is doing, this week we, with the Pastor that has been here every week shepherding the people, are starting Bible Study and discipleship classes. This, even more than the work that is going on, is the most important thing we can be doing here, we believe what God has sent us here to do. To tell the good news and set the captives free!

Raelee’s New Dance

Please excuse my videography skills…I was trying to film and dance with her to help her! Since we got home, I have had to play it over and over so that she can practice. She wants to be able to do it all when she goes back and sees these girls again! This was at the source of the Nile, we had a very good day, but didn’t get to feed many monkeys which was disappointing!

Cistern Project Day 4

DSC01091_resized DSC01089_resizedFriday they were able to concrete the post for the stand the tanks will sit on. We thought the project would be completed by Friday, but there were a few delays…voting, party planning meetings (more to come about that! Fascinating!) voting again, and a little rain. So, work on the gutters will start on Monday, Lord willing and no surprise meetings! It is raining this morning, so praying that doesn’t interfere with the concrete foundations drying. It is interfering with our plans to go to the Nile River and feed monkeys! 😦

Day In The Life Of Raelee

The following pics are of the castle, tree fort and dome house which is where she also plays. We are in the process of cleaning it up and cleaning the area around it so that I can see it from the window of our home. More pics to follow when we get it all done. The dome house is big enough for even Christian to stand in, and we’ve been told at one time a guest lived it in for awhile. It is pretty cool, but when you get in it, even your breathing echoes. So, I can’t be in it with our loud mouth girl, the sound is too much. We are trying to figure out how we can reduce the echoes a little bit. It is great fun for Raelee and the other kids!

The Cistern Project – Day 3

Work on the gutters has been moving right along since the rain stopped on Monday morning. The tin on all the roofs had to be trimmed back and then brackets mounted. There are four guys working on this, and a fifth one that I think has appointed himself supervisor when he feels like it, around lunch time. I’m pretty sure he is going to be a little disappointed come time for payment of work done!

Today, we are waiting on the gutters to be delivered, and the tanks that will hold the rain water. Looks like we are going to get it done by the time the big rains start, hallelujah!

They’ve made a cage!


I am so proud of our new screen door! Now we can leave the doors open later and keep the pests out! It also stops anyone from just walking in and waking me from a nap to ask how’s here or tell me well done! (Not that I take many, but Raelee has been woke up from her nap like that, and in this house that is a BIG no no!)

People have been coming to marvel at the oddity, and the word cage keeps getting repeated. Now, if you live in a mud and brick “hut” you don’t even have a door, just a curtain. But even if you have worked hard and have a house with a door – well it is usually a metal door. Most don’t even have screens on the windows. And even though most doors and windows have metal “decorations” or bars, this door is seen apparently as a cage door! Funny! I told Christian he may just have found a new business, screen doors!