Stories

  • Water Returns to Zuawin

    Earlier this year, I asked my pastor friend in Liberia, Isaac Zoedah, to identify several communities in dire need of safe drinking water. Based on the estimated cost, I told him that we had enough budget to build one well and repair a second one at this time. With that, Isaac evaluated a number of […]

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  • Africa, Ten Years On

    Seems like only yesterday, as the overused cliché goes, that I stepped off the plane in Nairobi, Kenya and began, what has now become, a 10-year (and counting) ministry.  Actually, it really does seem more like ten years – and certainly not like “yesterday”, for certain.  I ask that you forgive me for not only […]

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  • “Sawa (okay), so now you have the compressor on the coast, what next?”

    That is a very good question.  One which I am happy to answer.  And perhaps, no short story this time! With the compressor safely at Justin’s house now, we could concentrate on the well to be drilled for the Sisters of Mary, Mother of God, at their training center and farm in Mtepeni, Kitali County.  I […]

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  • “Nairobi to Mombasa: Long Story for a Long Trip”

    This episode could be a chapter – or even a book, all in itself.  But then again, what good story could not, right?  By “good story” I mean one with hardship; overcoming hardship; despair; overcoming despair; peril – the death defying version; and ultimate success. It all started in Nairobi.  I arrived, typically enough, very […]

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  • “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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