"And if you SPEND YOURSELVES on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday."
"The Lord will continually guide you. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."- Isaiah 58:10-11
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Water! Clean Water! A precious gift has been given to the people of the Trans Mara in the form of a generator and an electric pump that pulls water 600 feet from below the surface of a mountain to a small tap! Joseph puts it best.
Friends of the orphans and the Maasai community,
Is there any great gift one can give a thirsty friend than water? Is there any hope on dry thirsty land than water? Is there any other better gift to give to a sick and thirsty person than water?
You gave us water and we are thankful. But remember that over 70 orphans are grateful. In heaven God us watching as you serve them with water? I thank you all who contributed to this noble project Again thank you. Please I humbly request you to accept our heartfelt thanks.
WATER ON THE MOUNTAIN
Water is a symbol of life, hat against scorching heat of the sun and symbol of hope from hopelessness.
TMD was originally situated on the mountain far away from any source of water. When time to house orphans came the only but big challenge was lack of water.
During the heat of the day, children from the orphanage were joined with other school pupils to walk to deep valleys to drink water to cool their thirst. Consider over 300 children lining in the river like cattle. Imagine both animals and women queueing and waiting or rather all these children waiting for animals to finish drinking so as to take their turn.
During Christmas eve of year 2009, I asked the children their prime prayer request an they responded in unison that it was water. I was touched but had no answer, Then I requested Dann Lelinga and Mercy Nairuko to lead that prayer session and after 48 hours I received a phone call from excited Gilisho ad Oloisiriri that water drilling will be possible. It was unbelievable reality in the coming few months!!!
Now this is no longer a story to be done but a reality. We have the following lessons drawn from this reality that both TMD and Oasis must not forget:
1. Water was drilled om top of dry mountain. This signifies how orphans obtained hope from hopelessness.
2. Water was struck at the depth of 180 meters, some 600 feet and being pumped indoors. It signifies the distance of where these children were and how far their sponsors and partner organization is and how deep the orphans were in their hopeless situation in their misery and how near their physical and spiritual refreshment now is.
3. Water drilling, installation and maintenance was and is expensive, This may signify that life changing ministry is rather expensive.
4. Water on the mountain has changed the rocky mountain to be an oasis - right to the names of our organizations, Oasis and Hills Springs. Let us live to that.
Joseph Ole Teleu