Uganda Water Tank Progress

Removing rocks to clear space for the Water Tank.

 

The work on the Water Tank project in Uganda is nearing completion. As many of you are aware, we met Silvest back in March. He was one of the pastors participating in a leadership training held by Petros Network where we were serving and ministering to around 200 pastors. Silvest mentioned the need for water at their church. They worship in a remote area and their only access to water was from a nearby mountain. To get water they would have to carry large jugs to the mountain, fill them up, and then return them to the church grounds. In September of 2017, Thor and I traveled to Uganda to hold pastoral training conferences in Mbale and Kampala. While there training over 50 pastors, we visited the church that Silvest pastors and saw firsthand the need.

Since that time, with your support, we have been able to provide the means for Silvest and the local church to obtain the materials needed to add a Water Tank on church grounds. The project started in Mid-January and is nearing completion. I have communicated with Silvest several times since the project started and he along with his congregation and the children are overwhelmed with joy at the benefit the water tank will bring. It will provide water for the 800 adults who come to the church, many who walk long distances to get there. It will also provide water for the local school which serves anywhere from 400 to 500 children a year.

I am reminded of the verses in James chapter 2.

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

Because of their great joy and excitement the local pastor and workers have chosen to carve the Leavethe99 emblem in the Water Tanks foundation as a reminder of God’s great love and compassion. Some of you helped with donations for this project or with the trip to Ethiopia where we first met Pastor Silvest.  The water tank in Kakoro is almost complete. Thank you for your support!