Our most recent well was drilled in the village of Jauro-Malam in Gombe State, Nigeria. Jaura-Malam is a Muslim village. It was our intention from the beginning of this program to reach out to the people who had the greatest need regardless of their religious or political background. Gombe State has had a reputation for many years of being a state where all people could live in peace and harmony regardless of their religious or political heritage. This was a major factor in our choosing this area as a base for our operations.
The expressions of thanksgiving and appreciation for this well have been so very heart warming. Rambi, our Director of Operations, sent me the follow note this week.
“The people of Jauro-Malam came to my house and also went to
thank the Mai Tangle (Local tribal leader), in his palace. During their visit the people of Jauro-Malam recounted their many years and the bitter experience of living without potable water. Then all of a sudden and from nowhere Hope Springs appeared and in what looked like a miracle provided them with water. One after the other, the community leaders showered praises and blessings on Hope Springs International for providing this well.”
There will be a special dedication service for this well in the next few days. I wish it were possible for you to see and hear these expressions of appreciation in the flesh. These are people who live with virtually nothing and have nothing to give in exchange for such a blessing. You or I could have been born there instead of here, and their circumstances could have been our own.
Please continue to pray that the Lord of harvest will use these expressions of love to open hearts to hear and learn of HIM.