Friday, March 5, 2010

quick update

I don't have a ton of time, but I just wanted to add a quick update. This week has been really busy as we are trying to install five water filters in five days. We have done four so far and today the fifth is scheduled. It's been a lot of work, but so rewarding. The hard but is not the actual assembly, but the logistics. We have to find the location, make sure it will used and secure, and then find a raw water source. Yesterday we installed two, one of those being at Steppe Theological Seminary. They have a walled off facility and outside the wall is a massive slum surrounding the area. The filter is inside the wall with a line going out to serve the community. Within a minute of finish and having clean water people were running (I'm not exaggerating) with bottles and buckets to get water. A huge line formed, there's little doubt that this system will be used. It was so gratifying to be a part of that and see all those that would benefit.

Besides water installation, we've spent a little bit of time at the orphanage playing with kids and leading activities. The few hours we have spent there are much more exhausting than all the hours installing water systems, but in a different way. The kids are so hungry for attention and they crave someone to simply play with them and spend time with them. It is exhausting, but time well spent for sure. I hope to have a bit more time this weekend to post more.

2 comments:

Mom said...

so glad to hear from you.

Heidi said...

Thanks for all of your hard work. Glad to hear that you are doing well and staying busy.