To pick up the story from the last update ….
You may remember that there were two wells to complete in this batch of wells. One was at a village called Kerkou – a few kilometres from Gaoua – and the other was at Quartier Planteur, very close to the centre of Gaoua. We don’t have any photos from Kerkou, but these were the pictures that we showed you from Quartier Planteur.
Tuesday 2nd February
An email arrived from Christine. It said:
Another new well at Kerkou/Gaoua
Depth 55.32 metres with 4000 litres per hours.
What wonderful news to start the day!
A second email arrived. This time, the news was:
About quartier planteur de Gaoua. It was very very difficult but thank God we have been able to get a positive well. When they finished the drilling one stick block there and it was difficult to remove it.
Depth 85 meters with mud pump
water flow rate 2400 liters
Praise the Lord
It seems that was one place where the drill had difficulty in boring through the rock. Coupled with the need for the mud pump, this made the drilling harder than usual.
We echo Christine’s comment. “Praise the Lord!” All five of the sites in this area have been positive. Well blessing services are planned for some – particularly the two really bad places, Kora and Kamelekogodougou. The people in all these villages will see the physical blessing of clean water. We pray for spiritual blessing to follow as the local Christians testify to God’s great love.
Sunday 7th February
Last Sunday, there was a well blessing service at Ramongho where Simon’s Well was drilled in October last year. Here are some pictures.
A message received via WhatsApp reports that eleven people were converted following door-to-door evangelism. May there be many more over the coming months.
Over the next few days, we will be planning another batch of four or five wells. Two couples who read these updates have paid for wells recently and we hope to be able to drill those wells shortly.
Please pray for wisdom in the choice of sites.
We also ask for prayer as we make decisions about the finishing at Boby. You may remember that the supply of water there was another very large amount – more than enough to justify a water tower. The dilemma is whether we can justify the cost involved. We have to be sure that the people will make enough use of the water which a tower would give them.
One of our trustees is planning to visit Burkina Faso next week. He is planning to visit and help us with the assessment needed before we make the decision.