When a Rainforest Runs Out of Water…

We depend on the rain and our gutters to fill our 3,800 Liter cistern. Even we are amazed that the rains can stop for more than 12 days being so close to the end of the cyclone season. To add to the dry times the water system for the whole town has been broken with no indication that the government is working on a solution. July through September are our drought months where we really try to stretch out water so this dry-spell caught us unprepared. The gasoline powered water pump was stored for more than 18 months without use. The pull string was rotten and the carburetor was clogged.

 

The pull string broke. Tim used paracord for the repair.

The pull string broke. Tim used paracord for the repair.

 

If the pump did not fully crest the hill Tim had to purge the line and start the pumping over.

If the pump did not fully crest the hill Tim had to purge the line and start the pumping over.

 

 

The pump is primed and sending water.

The pump is primed and sending water.

 

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It is about 130 Meters from the creek to our cistern.

 

 

Our mission vehicle and water tower can be seen in this photo.

Our mission vehicle and water tower can be seen in this photo.

 

Judah and Anjara are thankful for the water.

Judah and Anjara are thankful for the water.

 

Tim helped Judah control the 3" water line to fill our cistern.

Tim helped Judah control the 3″ water line to fill our cistern.

 

We use an electric pump to move water from the cistern to the tower. The water tower gravity feeds water into our home.

We use an electric pump to move water from the cistern to the tower. The water tower gravity feeds water into our home.

 

We depend on water daily. We are thankful for those who gave to the Lottie Moon Offering which provided our family with this pump.

Please pray:

  • that we balance our time well between getting the essentials for daily living but also ministering to the Tanala.
  • that God give us wisdom as we make decisions in life and ministry.
  • for our safety as we travel.

 

 

 

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