In November 2006, we had the privilege of sending Ralph Quin to Senegal to serve with a team from Rocky Creek Baptist Church in South Carolina. Ralph went along to assess the water situation and to evaluate possible solutions. The team was not able to drill a well (volcanic rock was hit at about 15 feet, and current wells were hand dug to about 200 feet over a very long period of time). However, success is not measured in gallons per minute, and the trip proved to be a valuable tool in creating in-roads to a group that had been previously hard to reach. The drilling equipment was left with local missionaries to serve in other, more suitable areas of Senegal. Our hope and prayer is that the efforts seen during this trip will help to further relationships with the people of Senegal, and that the door will be open for many more to hear the gospel.
May, 2007 saw another group from Rocky Creek go and teach soap making among the Sereer people in two villages. That outreach was instrumental in building relationships while providing a great hygiene and economic resource to the local women. The translator on that project is now able to repeat the process to teach to more villages in the area. Hydromissions is glad to have played a part in this outreach by training some of the missionaries in our soap shop before they went into the field.
Volcanic Rock disrupted the drilling of wells
Left Equipment for them to drill themselves in the future
Well Digging, borehole training, hygiene training, Soap Making Teaching, New Technologies Introduced, Medical Clinic Assistance, Drill Training
In November 2006, we had the privilege of sending Ralph Quin to Senegal to serve with a team from Rocky Creek Baptist Church in South Carolina. Ralph went along to assess the water situation and to evaluate possible solutions.
Hydromissions returned to the islands off the coast of Panama to continue to support the village of Ngobe people adjacent to the Wood family missionaries from the state of Washington. In the past, Hydromissions provided a well, latrine, hygiene education and additional well drilling training. The homes in the village are spread around two different terrains. One cluster of homes is built over the water, mixed in with the mud and mangroves. The other cluster of homes is built on the hills, out of the tidal flood zone. The homes on the hill have closer access to the well built in 2014. The particular cluster of houses built in the mangroves has a man who is bedridden (paralyzed) and his daughters paddle their cayuco (canoe) over every day to get water. In addition, a new school was constructed in the village.
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