Okay, so that was an attempted play on words. Actually, what I am referring to is that we took on a project that is not about a water well. Let me explain.
We had a group of pastors from Kansas come to visit us and we took them to see the Africa Oasis Project well in the village of Tsito, Togo. While we were there a rain storm came through and we took refuge in the humble Assembly of God church facility there. During the storm a salvation message was given to the gathered people of the village and 12 people accepted Christ as their Savior. PTL! As we left the village the Kansas pastors agreed that the village of Tsito needed a permanent church structure and thus the idea was born.
Back in Kansas funds were raised and we were asked to oversee the erection of a tabernacle building. In the last few weeks we worked together with our dear friends and missionary colleagues Berry and Tracey Brown, and many others as we put up the tabernacle structure you see in the accompanying pictures. It was a joy to work with the pastor, the village chief and many others from the village to make this project happen. The women and children also worked bringing stones and sand to help with the concrete. It was truly a cooperative effort and the result is greatly appreciated in the village. The church graciously gave us and the Browns chickens in appreciation.
Matthew 5:16 (New International Version)
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
So, wells are not enough. We also serve in any way that presents itself. Now it is back to drilling the much needed water wells and providing fresh water and the Living Water.
Your missionary servants,
Mark and Vickie Alexander
Africa Oasis Project