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Soccer Balls and a Well – Komta Village Dedicates New Well

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2010 meeting with Komta Village leaders.

2010 meeting with Komta Village leaders.

In the fall of 2010 a team from Hope Springs International visited the village of Komta, in Gombe State, Nigeria. We were given a warm welcome by Mr. Dauda Ajoji who is the Ubangharin Komta, a term similar in meaning to Mayor. We were impressed by the number of young people in this village that had come to meet us. Phil Barnes, Board Member, presented Mr. Ajoji a

Board Member Phil Barnes presents Soccer Balls to Mr. Ajoji for the village youth.

Board Member Phil Barnes presents Soccer Balls to Mr. Ajoji for the village youth.

couple of the soccer balls that had been donated and signed by Bible classes at the Madison Church of Christ. Phil gave these to Mr. Ajoji to be given to the young people present.

What a joy to learn of the recent celebration in Komta at the dedication of a new well for this community of 8,000. Rambi, our

Mr. Dauda Ajoji  tells the story of their struggle for clean water.

Mr. Dauda Ajoji tells the story of their struggle for clean water.

Director of Operations reported, “In his message Mr. Ajoji recalled the struggles of his people to get a well for his village, but without success until Hope Springs made it possible. He prayed for God to richly bless the donors and the work of Hope Springs for making this well possible.

One of the oldest members of the village, Baba Dale, couldn’t help

Baba Dale one of the oldest members of Komta tells of spending his life without a well.

Baba Dale one of the oldest members of Komta tells of spending his life without a well.

but leap for joy and danced in spite of his 80+ years. He thrilled those gathered with his dance and his joy because of what has happened to the community which he found unbelievable. He has lived his life without ever having a well from which to draw clean water. Baba and his wife are now worshiping with the Biliri Church where I minister.

The Deputy Director of the National Orientation Agency for Gombe State, Mr. Agur Sankache Amanche was also in attendance. He said, “Service to humanity is the ability to put smiles on the faces of people which Hope Springs has demonstrated.”

Mr Peter Kara, head of the village, also expressed his gratitude to Hope Springs for providing his community with a source of clean water that they have longed for, for years.

Some of the women of the community wrote a song especially for this occasion, as was done by the ladies of the Powishi Mongoro village for their well’s dedication. The song was a simple message full of praise to God for answering their prayers.”

Rambi’s report is a testimony to how one person or a group of people can bring lasting change to thousands of lives.

Question? What if you accepted the challenge to raise $3,000 dollars for a well? What if you talked to other members of your Bible Class, Life Group, Church or co-workers?  It is as simple as finding 30 people who would give $100. 15 to give $200.00.

If you will accept the challenge we will provide you with pictures and information about the people in the village where the well is drilled that you can share with those who made it possible.

I pray that you will consider helping us bring lasting change to one village at a time!

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