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It is a new day for Samuel

Drilling has begun in Powishi Mongoro village.

Drilling has begun in Powishi Mongoro village.

The drilling rig has arrived in Powishi Mongoro village, and there will soon be a new borehole/well from which to draw water. I say new day because for as long as Samuel was big enough he has ridden his donkey carrying two “Jerry Cans” and gone in search of water.

Samuel’s village of seven thousand has no well. The only sources of water are small shallow hand dug ponds and low lying areas that gather water during the rainy season and then are quickly depleted when the long nine month dry season begins. When these

Samuel in search of water.

Samuel in search of water.

sources dry up, the search for water begins, sometimes consuming the major part of the day. Samuel’s family is one of the lucky ones; they have a donkey. Many have to make these long journeys on foot.

Samuel helping other gather water

Samuel helping other gather water

Jerry Cans holds five gallons of water and weighs about 40 lbs. Many from this village must travel two or more miles to and from there water source only to bring back water shared with animals and contaminated by animal waste and ground water runoff. Cholera epidemics are common in these areas where there is no reliable source of potable water. Unsafe drinking water is a major reason that 50% of children die before their 5th birthday without access to safe drinking water.

Here is Rambi Ayala report on the arrival of the well drilling machine.

Shallow ponds and low lying areas is the only source of water for this village of 7,000

Shallow ponds and low lying areas is the only source of water for this village of 7,000

“The staff and equipment arrived at Powishi Mongoro in readiness for the commencement of the borehole drilling. We praise God for it and covet your prayers for a successful drilling. The villagers couldn’t believe that it has become a reality for them to own a borehole. Samuel, one of the boys in the picture who was seen helping others at the pond was almost in tears in expressing his joy over the turn of event in their community, this will mean liberation for him from traveling long distances on donkey in search of water and drinking from the stagnant pond during the rainy season. Thanks to Hope Springs and the ever willing donors who are making this possible. Details to follow.” Rambi

Samuel's home

Samuel’s home

To those who give so sacrificially to make these wells possible here is God’s promise through Isaiah, “If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom by as the noonday.” 58:10

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A Goal To Bring Lasting Change…We are making progress!

water15aPreventable Disease By the Numbers

1.5 million kids die annually from diseases that are easily preventable through routine vaccinations. (World Health Organization)

1 million people die of malaria each year. (Compassion.com)

30,000 people die weekly from illnesses caused by unclean drinking water. 90 percent of these deaths are children. (Charity Water)

17 million kids were orphaned because of AIDS in 2011 (globalhealthfacts.org)

As discouraging as these figures can be, we are making progress!

The global mortality rate from malaria has dropped 25 percent since 2000.

In Africa, the malaria death rate has fallen 33 percent in the same time frame.

Vaccination programs have resulted in a 74 percent decrease in measles deaths worldwide.

God calls us to not only meet these needs, but to empower people for sustainable and lasting change. Hope Pupils in School (124)Springs International provides deep water wells, affordable health care, training in dry season farming and animal husbandry as a means to accomplish these goals. Each project is planned with an exit strategy in mind and a time line when each work will stand on its own with minimal or no ongoing support will be needed. Even our orphanage is being structured to one day be able to function without the need of outside support.

“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isa. 58:10, 11.

Your gifts are bringing lasting change. Donate here: www.hopespringsint.com


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Amazing God!

You made a difference in the lives of hundreds of people by your gifts. Malaria is the 2nd leading cause of death from infectious diseases in Africa, after HIV/AIDS. A Treated Mosquito Net is the number one preventative of Malaria and not affordable to the vast majority of the people who need them.

Half of the children born in rural Chad will die because of a lack of portable water and no protection again mosquito bites that often result in malaria. Hope Springs International is committed to providing solutions to both of these major problems.

Thanks you for being Jesus to these little ones. “whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water ( or mosquito net) because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” Matt. 10:42 (emphasis mine)


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Can you imagine paying a week’s salary for a mosquito net?

We will be making the wire transfer of funds for treated mosquito nets one week from today. Each net cost only $10 each. That is about the price to two cheap meal deals at McDonald’s. In Chad families live on about $2.00 a day, or about $600.00 per year. $10.00 is a week’s salary in Dono-Manga, Chad. Can you imagine paying a week’s salary, considering what you make per week, just to protect your child or pregnant wife? You and I could do that and still feed our family, the Chadian family could not.

There is still time to make a donation through PayPal at our website: www.hopespringsint.com (Click on the PayPal symbol in the upper right hand corner of any page), or by snail mail to: Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

You won’t miss the $10.00, but a pregnant mom or child in Dono-Manga, Chad will.

Here is the link in case you missed the story that started this emergency appeal: “Our children are dying every day from Malaria. Please pray for our orphans!!”


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“Our children are dying every day from Malaria. Please pray for our orphans!!”

We have just received this urgent message from Pierre Rimorbe, Evangelist in Dono-Manga, Chad.

Pierre continues, “The rainy season has brought a sharp increase in the cases of Malaria, especially among the children in Dono-Manga. At the moment our Jordan Health Center is overwhelmed dealing with cases of Malaria day and night. There is a great need for treated mosquito nets which has proved helpful in the prevention and reduction of cases in the past.”

In our last update, we challenged you to be a ripple. We asked for you to help make a difference of life and hope for the people of Dono-Manga.

This situation of Malaria-caused deaths still escalates and now the situation is dire for the children and pregnant women of Dono-Manga, Chad.

Now we beg you to help us save lives.

The treated mosquito nets we are seeking are only $10 each. We need to make an emergency wire transfer on August 16th. We are

Nursing Mother receives a treat mosquito net.

there not just to teach them life sustaining skills and spread the love of our Father, but we are there to save lives and give them a chance.

$10 to potentially save a life seems like a small price to pay for us. Let’s respond to this emergency call from Pierre Rimorbe to save these children with an answer that says, “your children matter!”

100% of your donations goes directly towards the purchase of these life saving treated mosquito nets. We need to hear from you as soon as possible! Send you donations to: Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075 or donate online at our website Hope Springs International and look for the PayPal Donation Button

Facts about Malaria*

The African Region accounts for 85% of malaria cases and 90% of malaria deaths worldwide.

Malaria causes avoidable and often catastrophic spending for households and is an obstacle to the development of affected African communities and nation

Mothers and Children

  1. 85% of malaria deaths occur in children under five years of age. Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
  2. Malaria episodes in pregnant women cause anemia, and other complications in the mother and newborn child.
  3. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
  4. In 2010, malaria caused an estimated 655 000 deaths (with an uncertainty range of 537,000 to 907 000), mostly among African children.
  5. Malaria is preventable and curable.
  6. Malaria is the 2nd leading cause of death from infectious diseases in Africa, after HIV/AIDS.
  7. Pregnant women have increased susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum malaria; in malaria-endemic countries, P. falciparum contributes to 8-14% of low birth weight, which in turn decreases the chance of a baby’s survival.
  8. Malaria kills more African children than any other disease.
  9. People who have little or no immunity to malaria, such as children and pregnant women, are more likely to become severely ill and die if bitten by an infected mosquito.
  10. Children who survive episodes of severe malaria may develop learning impairments and brain damage.

*The above information is from the World Health Organization and CDC


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CAN OUR GENERATION END EXTREME POVERTY?

I was blessed to be able to attend Catalyst in Atlanta last week. One of the speakers was Dr. Scott Todd one of the leaders of 58 and the author of “Fast Living: How the Church Will End Extreme Poverty.” The data he shared was eye opening. People living in extreme poverty dropped from 52% in 1981 to 26% in 2005. In just a 30 year period there was a 50% decrease. But that is not all. In the past 20 years child mortality rates have been cut in half as well.

Todd showed a video where people from a number of different countries were asked the question, “Do you think that extreme poverty can be eliminated in our generation?” People from country after country responded with a resounding yes! But when Americans were ask the same question they did not believe it was possible. Todd said that low expectations and a wrong interpretation of Jesus’ statement, “For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.” (Matthew 26:11), have led to low expectations and in turn has fed apathy toward the possibility.

Here are some more compelling figures. There are 138 million committed Christians in America who have a total income of $2.5 trillion per year. But that group only gives away 3% of their income.

Todd challenged us with the words of Isa. 58:6, 7, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?  Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” Todd then said, “God has given us everything we need to end extreme poverty. No question. And it’s clear what He wants. The question is, what do we want?”

At Hope Springs International we have seen the change that Todd speaks about first hand. We have seen funerals for children under the age of five go from one a day to seldom just by providing potable water from deep wells that have be drilled. We have seen sick children get well because of the availability of drugs from our dispensary. We have seen scores of people come to Christ because they have experienced firsthand the no strings attached love of Christ as they were taught about the salvation that is only available through Him.

We believe that God has given us a mission that has only just begun that will spread from our work in Dono-Manga to all of southern Chad. Will you join us in making this a reality?  Your sacrificial gifts will continue to save lives and enable ministers on the ground to share the Good News that Jesus Christ is Lord.  You can make donation on line at: www.hopespringsint.com or mail your gifts to Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075.