Friday, 25 April 2008

On Dry Ground

(below diagram of a bore well)

Our church campus is facing severe water shortage. We 've always had this problem but due new building complexes coming up all around our problem has increased.The Pastor 's family hardly has any water. We get a meagre supply which we share with them and also give for church use.
So now the time has come to sink a bore well on our campus . so that everyone can get enough water and we can develop our property.
It is a very costly project costing about Rupees 40,000. We have raised Rs 30,000, still need 10,000.
Work is starting from tomorrow as we are stepping out in faith.We walk by faith and not by sight is our motto.
Please pray for God 's provision.
We have cut off the water supply for our house and garden so that the workmen can have some water for the drilling. We have to buy 2 tankers of water ($40) but if they can use our water we can save Rs 650 which is about $15.We are trying to manage in such small ways and I know the Lord will bless us.
Please remember us in prayer.Our need is great but our God is greater.
(Left submersible pump for the well)
I will take photos of the drilling and show you what 's going on.
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Praise God Prem reached home safely. They allowed him to take the Indian sweets he had bought.Anju has great self control she is waiting to unpack the shopping and gifts till Ashish (son) comes home for the weekend.Mahima could not wait she sampled some sweets.I would too.

11 Fertilize my soul:

Kate said...

Wow. A lot is dependent on making a success of this. I hope it goes well.

Jeanette said...

Amrita, I have enjoyed reading your account of Prem's visit. He was such an encouragement and help, and I can just imagine how hard it was to see him go home again!

I'm looking forward to your pictures of the well project. This will be a blessing to many people.

monsoon-dreams said...

borewell reminds me of the recent incidents of kids falling into the pits dug for borewells.hope this borewell will make your life easier.convery our regards to prem,please.

the mother of this lot said...

God will provide Amrita! (I'll pray anyway). And I think I would have sampled the sweets too!

Kimmie said...

Hi Amrita;

May the God who created the water, let it flow in abundance to you and yours. Lord, bless them with a lavish bounty of your water.

Glad that Prem is home safe.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Amrita said...

Sat am.
The drilling will begin shortly. We are filling our garden water tank too, so that the workmen may have additional supply.

We are excited about this.

Holy Chaos said...

I will pray that the project goes good! I will pray for the needed money.

it looks like you had a great visit with Prem.

Carol-Ann. said...

My gracious -- that's only about $250! Surely we could raise that in blog world!

What do you say, girls and boys? Let's think about it tomorrow as we flush our toilets, brush our teeth, take long, luxurious showers, throw in a load of laundry and set the dishwasher to go while we check out if our lawn sprinklers are in good working order for the summer.

Rebecca said...

This is so interesting

Rebecca said...

So....What is the plan Carol-Ann?

Amrita said...

You are right Monsoon Dreams about small kids falling into borewell holes.Last month a girl was rescued after several hours in Haryana state near Delhi.We are very careful and covered the our opening

God bless you Carol-Ann and Rebecca.Carol-Ann I have sent you an email in response to yours.Hope you got it.