Please pray for our water situation. The orphanage gets city water through pipes that are often completely shut off for hours or days during the dry season, which is now. This can be scary and stressful. Right now we have not had any water for several days and there is nothing left in our tank or construction water cistern. The kids have been rationing drinking water and nobody has taken a shower or washed dishes in two days. Victor and the older boys have been searching for water outside the orphanage but this is difficult because everyone else in the area is in the same situation. They have driven around with all the red buckets looking for any place that has water and will share some with us. Even nearby rivers are dry (and extremely polluted) during this time.
Please pray that . . .
· the water will come back on today and then stay long enough for drinking, filling the tank, washing, and showers
· the nearest place with a well will allow us to use it if/when we need help the rest of this dry season
· that none of our neighbors will suffer because of water shortages
We need water for . . .
· washing dishes
· washing clothes
Please keep our water situation in your prayers during the rest of this dry season, which will last until sometime in December.
Besides the lack of water everything else at the orphanage has been going really well and all are healthy. Everyone is excited about the construction of the first dorm. We are clearing the land now and plan to begin laying the foundation in less than a week. We are grateful for all the prayers and support that have allowed us to begin building and eating well.