Drilling continues in Malawi

Greetings from the picturesque hills of southern Malawi!10 Malawi

The team has settled into a routine on the drill site as we rotate between drilling, managing the mud pits, recording temperature readings, depth, and soil samples.  Progress has been steady for the past few days as we’ve drilled through mostly clay and sand mixed with clay… While drilling, some of the team does games and evangelism with the kids and youth who gather around us. Today, at a depth of about 94 feet our mud pump blew a seal and started spraying mud.  We have reached out to another missionary who might be coming with his pump etc tomorrow. Please pray that we can get back up and running quickly.  We are all healthy apart from some upset stomachs, sore throats and one in the sick tent who is feeling better. It is very dusty and windy and so we believe that to be the cause of the itchy throats and yucky tummies. We had the first sprinklings of rain today but normally it is clear with low 80s during the day and low 60s at night. The team has grown very close and has been blessed.  Thank you for your faithful prayers.

Today marks the end if our first week at the Muslim village. It was an adjustment from the Heart of Faith Orphan Rescue Unit as we’re now in a more open area in the countryside and are able to get to know a new village of people. I have been comfortable enough here and have been exposed to moments that will last a lifetime. We have finally started drilling and are almost 100 ft. underground! We were hoping to hit water today but one of the parts to the pump stopped working so we are temporarily unable to drill and we are trusting The Lord to provide the pump and are using this time to evangelize to the people in the village. Overall, my faith has grown tremendously during this mission and I have gotten so close to all these girls. I can’t wait to see how the Lord will continue to use this team for His glory! – Emma Ross

Hi, everyone! We have about a week left here in Malawi and the time here has been awesome. The team is hardworking and I love that we are all girls. It’s so funny how God has been showing me how His way up is down. We went from a hotel on the way here, bunk beds in Chipoka, to tents out in the open. It has been a long summer and I am so happy God put me on this team. I have made some really amazing friends and Malawi is so beautiful; I fall in love with it more and more everyday. Thank you for your prayers and God bless. Happy 13th Birthday, Graham! – Harmony Shropshire

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