February 16, 2019
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From Kevin Starcher, Covenant Presbyterian Church (Boise)
Maji Water pump update!! Yesterday in Maji, the water pump was installed. It took quite a team, building a huge tripod to hold the pump and lowering it into the well with blocks and tackle. It took all day until 3 pm in the afternoon. There were about 9 separate pipes that needed to be connected in order to feed the town. Additionally the pump had to be wired with water proof connections to the existing generator and the generator needed to be tested with a new control board. But in the end, after many prayers and much effort it worked and water gushed forth for the first time in nearly a year.
The people are joyful. These pictures are of community leaders hugging Abbinet, the head of the water district. He is the younger man. They had a celebratory breakfast this morning, calling together all of the government, community and religious leaders to express thanks to us and Caroline Kurtz, who gave all the credit to our church. At the meeting Abbinet spoke at length about going to government officials at all levels to ask for help and no one could help them until we heard of their need and responded. People were astounded at how quickly the pump came and that it was sent from Germany on an air plane. This is a huge deal for the community, they are overjoyed and my thanks to Covenant and all who gave to make this a reality for the people of Maji. We helped with a good thing. Glory to God alone!
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