Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Giving Hope Through Water

The website below is a website dedicated to documenting the work God is doing around the world.  The website is called Naming the World.  Two men, Ryan and Andrew, are working with an missionary-sending organization called International Teams.  They are going around the world for 15 months and documenting how people's lives and communities are being transformed by the power of God.  They are visiting the different areas of the world where International Teams has missionaries.  They were in Soroti, Uganda awhile back and we were able to spend some time with them.  They spent a day with us in Pingire and witnessed the drilling of a well for a young HIV-AIDS widow.  They were able to come to a day of Farming God's Way teaching in Obulle.  They also spent some time just hanging out and talking with us about how we are witnessing God at work here - how He is using the water ministry, the farming, and how He is working in the lives of our Ugandan friends.

The story below is about Ajesu Salapina, an 80-year old widow, who we were blessed to be able to drill a well for.  Salapina was sharing with our pastor a few weeks ago and she told him that before she had a well at her house she used to go out in the road after rains and collect water from the puddles.  You might think the hard life Salapina has lived would make her bitter, but it is the exact opposite.  She is so full of joy and doesn't stop praising God for His goodness.  Salapina looks at her suffering and sees it as God's invitation to trust in Him and His hope for a better world to come.

Please pray that the water well drilling ministry in Uganda can continue unhindered so many more Ugandans like Salapina can have access to clean water.  Pray for those who are physically drilling the wells and for the recipients of those wells.

The link below is of some of Andrew, Ryan , and Marianne's pictures.  They were able to document a well being drilled in Pingire by members of our local church.  It is beautiful to see the local church going out into their community and loving and serving as Christ first loved them.

You can see the rest of Andrew and Ryan's work at

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