Stories

  • 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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  • Well, That Didn’t Work!

    After all the scurry to get to Mombasa and find the right part; after a morning of tear-down; after 4-1/2 hours in a fundi’s sparsely equipped machine shop – building up, then machining off excess metal for the re-building of our drill swivel shaft; after a failed attempt to re-install the shaft – then returning […]

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  • Nguluku (‘Nnngew-lew-kew”) Well Update

    Don’t ask me, I don’t come up with the names of these communities. Believe me, I have asked them, “Why don’t you try easier names.   Then maybe visitors will be able to say them without twisting their tongues all up in their mouths. Who knows, they might even remember them.” But they just laugh at […]

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  • “When He Reigns, He Pours (His Love Down on Us)!”

    An amazing series of discussions led to a miraculous result (in my book) recently. It all started when our Midland Office Manager, Sonia introduced me to her husband, Gary, at a convention mixer in Midland, last fall. Gary was particularly intrigued with my well ministry in Kenya and we talked for the longest time that […]

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  • Water Returns to Dumbule

    Whenever I am blessed to see More-water provide a new water source for a community that has none, I get so excited that I almost cannot contain myself.  But when I later find out that the well is no longer producing, it breaks my heart.   I feel the pain of these people, who were so excited […]

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  • Good Water for Kebene Shamba

    Well, they did it!  The MoreWater4Kenya drill team successfully completed the new well at the beautiful shamba (farm) for Kebene Foundation Children’s Home.  In only 4 days of actual drilling and completion, this amazing team drilled 193 feet, through hard sandstone for most of the depth, and then installed the casing and filter gravel.  They […]

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  • Drilling Again! – Kebene Shamba Well

    Here we go again – or, should I say – “the team goes”.  I’m back in the states.  After completing the well at Dumbule, we mobilized all the way to Mwakangani (mwaw-con-gone’-ee), over 70 km away, 45 on dirt roads.  What a difference in scenery from the parched, dryness of Kinango-Dumbule.  You would think that […]

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  • Drilling Challenges

    Some may say, “this is too long, Bobu.”  I don’t think so.  But I’ll leave that to y’all. Yesterday afternoon I drove back into Ukunda, to meet my friend Geoffrey, who had gone into Mombasa (across the ferry) to fetch a hand pump that he had ordered for us, from his friend – also a […]

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  • Drilling in Dumbule (doom-bull’-ay)

    Now it actually looks nice, with some green returning – on the ground and in the trees and shrubs- now that the rains have finally come – a bit, anyway. Last time I came through here it was so parched – looked like scorched earth, as depicted in the movies. So now we are, once […]

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  • The Rainy Season

    You may recall that our drill team just finished a new well in the small, remote community of Kinango, Kenya.  They told me there was a drought there, but honestly, I hear that a lot.  Now that I am here, however, I have been hearing stories daily of just how serious their situation is.  Apparently the government, […]

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