Stories

  • “Petey Goes Deep”

    When we last heard from Petey, the PDC drill bit – and, no doubt, the sole drill bit blogger on the planet –  he had just arrived, by plane, into the Kenyan coastal resort town of Diani Beach, at the home of my American missionary friends, Chris and Lisa Moore.  While he was thrilled with […]

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  • PDC Drill Bit – “My Story”

    What?  You don’t think a drill bit can have a story?  Well, I have one.  And it’s a pretty cool story, I think – if anyone cares to listen!  You see, it all started in a factory in Texas, at a company called Ulterra   They are manufacturers of all kinds of drill bits.  But they […]

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  • Shimba Hills Well and Garage Update

    Let’s see, when last I wrote, we were having to suspend the completion of the well in Shimba Hills, due to the drill rig swivel failure and our inability to remove the collected mud and sand to allow us to set well casing.  You remember that, right?  Okay, just wanted to be sure that we’re […]

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  • New Property Well – Not Quite Yet!

    So lets see, when last we spoke I believe I told you we were ready to install the well casing the following day (after the drill swivel gave way). Then, in another day we should have been through. Okay, so that didn’t happen. What a surprise, huh? This well drilling in developing countries can be […]

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  • Drilling a well in Shimba Hills

      I decided to spare all the dialog and just tell this story in pictures.  Here goes (I’ll quickly “wrap up” at the end.)                                                               […]

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  • Water Returns to Tiny Village of Doemouth, Liberia

    I visited this tiny village in Liberia, with Pastor Isaac Zoedah, in April of this year. I had asked him to take me to some of the locations where there was a real need for a source of safe water to drink. To get to this community he had to drive me well beyond the […]

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  • “Siku tano! (five days) – Just like that!”

    Siku tano.  Five days!  That’s all it took them, was 5 days!  Not 4 weeks, like at the last well at Nguluku.  But here in the tiny Barcelona community, Justin, Peter, Fred and Geoffrey – in just five days – drilled to 205 feet and then installed and completed the well pump.  I tell you, […]

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  • No Rest for the Weary

    Barely recovered from a most trying 4-week ordeal, drilling and completing the last difficult, yet successful well at Nguluku, the amazing men of MoreWater4Kenya (MW4K) are back at it. This time they’re in Barcelona. No, not the site of the 1992 World Summer Olympics. It’s actually a tiny Shimba Hills community (unincorporated, we would call […]

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  • Water Comes to Nguluku

      “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character, and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, .  .  . “  Romans 5: 3-5 Perseverance! That is the name of our drill team.  Surely Justin, Peter and Fred, with timely help […]

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  • Nguluku Well Project Continues

    I just realized that I have been back in the states for more than a week and I have yet to update yawl on the status of this ornery well.  When last visited, you may recall, I was just leaving Kenya and the drill was broke down.  Well, while I was in Liberia, I got word that Justin […]

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