Sunday, April 18, 2010


     On April 14, 2010 we led the caravan into the villagIMG_5238 - Copye of Bonagana-Sada, Togo with joy in our hearts as we came to bring new life to the village in the form of fresh water. We were followed by the three trucks from the drilling company and our missionary colleagues, Berry and Tracey Brown. Much planning and anticipation had gone into this great day. But, after drilling over 80 meters deep it was determined that this was the dreaded “dry hole.” How could this be? We had a geophysical survey done, the best site wasIMG_5260 - Copy chosen to drill, we had powerful equipment arranged and we had prayed for this project. But there was no water. We had worked and waited for hours in temperatures over 100 degrees. Everyone was extremely disappointed  and we felt so bad for the local people that had such high hopes. The local pastor had stated, “We go a long way to drink with the cows”. We really wanted to help these people but all we could do was assure them that we would return later and we would do whatever Is needed to complete a functional well that has a consistent supply of fresh clean water. At this point we must have the faith to stand on Romans 8:28 and believe that truly, “in all things IMG_5280 - CopyGod works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” We are anticipating what God is teaching us in this experience. Please pray with us that when our caravan returns to Bonagana-Sada in the next few weeks that God will be in the lead and that fresh, clean water will flow and that there will be a flood of the Water of Life as well.