Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Deep Waters

Yesterday morning we struck loamy sand at 130 feet. Then the water ran out. A fresh tanker arrived at 11.30am but it was too hot to work in the 110 F heat.When work resumed in the evening the generator busted.The contractor had to be called in. He carted the genset to a repair shop and brought it back late at night. So this morning the boys are back at work as you can see in the photo. They are in their teens and early twenties.With this hard work they support themselves and their families.We could get a machine to drill the well, but they are very costly, beyond our means, so had to resort to the manual method.Hopefully they will strike clean, clear water sometime today.after that the pipes, pump plumbing & electrical connections will be installed.A good deal of work.
Pray that everything will hold together.The Lord is in the center of all this.. When He instructed Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldes He did not give him a detailed road map.Abraham and his clan went through the expected and unexpected day by day. So are we , waiting upon the Lord and expecting great things from Him.

On the left you can see the boy 's camp kitchen and on the right is the water hole which stores water for the drilling.

3 Fertilize my soul:

Donetta said...

Hello, Wow what hard labor for them in that hot sun.
I hope that the well hits deep water. I trust you are well.

Carol-Ann Allen said...

Truly astounding!

Amrita said...

These boys really worked hard.They are Muslim migrant labourers from the nearby Bihar state. Today they are working in a village 35 kms away from our city.