When living in a collapsed economy, we are faced with a new challenge every day. We met a pastor and his wife who have taken charge of feeding 125 children in a devastated neighborhood not far from the camp. They have no water at all and transport water in containers for drinking, cooking and other needs. The pastor heard that we deal with water wells and purifying water, so he asked us to come help. They have tried to dig a well with shovels but failed. The ground is too hard.
Our team is helping them to dig a new well, using a technique learned in Paint Rock, Texas. The water is 35-50 feet down and they managed 10 feet the first day in 5 hours. Our plan is to work with them to complete the well. Now we are wondering how we can help them feed the children. This same situation can be found almost anywhere we go. It is an overwhelming task, but our God is able.
This experience is leading us to think about feeding children. More on this in a future blog.