Dorcas discovers clean water, Living Water


Kenya (MNN) — Drinking water is a precious commodity in rural areas of Kenya. Dorcas knew she could never waste it.

Most people in rural villages “get their water from what they call ‘dams’, which are just holes they have dug in which (rain)water collects. Or, [they go to] river springs, Kenya Hopesaid Joy Mueller.

“All wild animals, domestic animals and people get their water from [the same] The source.”

One day a group of men with large metal creatures came to the village of Dorcas. These creatures had long noses, and when they stuck them in the ground, water came out everywhere.

It’s a new day for Dorcas and her community… a day when they won’t have to travel miles to fetch their water and bring it home on their backs!
(Photo, caption courtesy of Kenya Hope)

“She kept begging the men, ‘Turn it off, turn it off! You are wasting water! Muller says.

“All night she didn’t sleep because all she could think about was all that wasted water on the floor.”

Later, Dorcas learned why she didn’t have to worry. Everything happened according to a master plan, and that plan was for his good. “[The crews] flushed the toilet 24 hours a day; it tells us how much volume we have,” says Mueller.

“God allowed us (Kenya Hope) to drill three wells; they call them boreholes.

Dorcas wasn’t the only one confused by the drilling process. In one village, “this old man was looking at the ground and kept saying, ‘Where does this water come from?!'” Mueller said.

“His only knowledge of water was either a river or rain. He had no idea water was rising from the ground.

Help Kenya Hope bring clean water and living water to more villages.

“We bring audio Bibles” to every village that has received a new well, Mueller says.

“People who are illiterate and have never been able to read the Word of God for themselves, now they are hearing it for the first time.”

Header and story images courtesy of Kenya Hope.


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