It all started when ... Our Church did the Advent Conspiracy last December. During that time our church raised the money to fund a well in Nicaragua. When it was announced that we would attempt to assemble a team I knew right away that I would want to join. I have been earning a living cleaning water for the past 22 years and I had been thinking about doing something like this for a while. It was the Lord's timing that made it obvious that this was for me.
It all started when ... I went to the kitchen sink for a glass of water one day. It was in December 2014. I felt grateful to only have to walk 8 steps for clean water. I had an evening of then feeling extremely grateful for EVERYTHING I have. By US standards, it isn't much, but by a larger part of world's standards I have much. The next week at church my pastor announced we would partner with LWI to raise the funds to donate a water well in the Rivas community of Nicaragua. I understood fully what my evening's stirrings were all about a few days earlier.
It all started when ... I was first introduced to Living Water International in 2004, attended a drill training, and participated in trip to Central America. From that time I have been on many trips with each one being different and special in their own way. Honduras was no exception.
It all started when ... My daughter Anne (23) approached me and told me she wanted us to go on a foreign mission trip together. I had been on trips over the years, including to Honduras with LWI a few years ago. In our group, there were four family units - father/daughter, father/son, father/son, and grandfather/grandson. As we talked one night while in-country, it came to light that - in each instance, the child had initiated the idea to go on the trip to their parent or grandparent.
It all started when ... I heard about drilling water wells in another country for people in needed. I enjoyed getting to know ... Another culture and people that love Jesus the same as us. Things that challenged and changed me ... Was to be able to make connection with all the mothers and children and help them, but at the end of the week I felt that I did It. This and the first trip changed my life and the prospective of see life. To love Jesus more and to love one and other no matter what. God is good!