From: “Brenda Lange” Subject: Blog, June 26, 2013
NEW WATER WELL IS A REAL GUSHER!
On Tuesday, our water well drilling team hit an abundant water source at 47 meters (141) on our 40 acre property in Balama.
Why the new well in Balama?
1. Our 2 present wells at our base are VERY shallow and cannot meet the growing needs of our orphans.
2. Over 200 families depend on our church well, as our 40 acre base is the ONLY OPEN LAND in the area, as houses have built up all around us.
3. A new well with ABUNDANT WATER was needed if we are meet the kid’s needs, AND start our new project for “water based food gardens” in the coming months.
WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL to the FOUR FAMILIES from north east Texas who pooled their resources to provide this water well for us. THANKS hardly expresses my JOY as I stood in the spray of this GUSHER as the drillers flushed it out yesterday to see how much water it contained. The drillers estimate over 2000 CUBIC METERS of water per hour can be pumped from this deep underground cavern.
THE MAN AT THE WELL
Coming here to drill this well TRULY BLESSED one of the leaders on the drilling team. Last year, I’d witnessed to this same drilling team, but it was like talking to brick walls as they are all Hindus or Muslims. This year, a new man, named Aaron, replaced on of the team leaders. Aaron and I talked off and on during the 3 days of drilling as he speaks good English and Portuguese. As they were flushing the well Tuesday afternoon, Aaron came and got me to show me the wonderful clean water shooting up to 20 feet out of the well! It is a sight to see, just like the old GUSHERS you’d see when they first struck oil in Texas. It was FUN to stand in the cool spray being blown by the wind, and watch that tower of clear water bless the crops.
As I left, I sensed the Holy Spirit saying: “Go fetch some Portuguese tracts and give them to Aaron”. I thought “OK, but they rejected them last year”. But I’ve learned to “hear and obey that small still voice”, so I quickly grabbed 4 “comic book” tracts that tells all about Jesus and why God sent his Son to earth. I thought that the pictures might catch their attention enough to get them to read the story. I took the tracts straight to Aaron and he lit up like a LIGHT BULB! He said: “I’M A CHRISTIAN!” and so appreciate this information! He was so excited that his eyes lit up! It was wonderful to see. Aaron then told me he will gladly read and share this information with his fellow workers on the truck. Then he stated that he has been praying for an ENGLISH BIBLE. “Do you have one?”
I told him I only had a pocket version (from Gideons), so I went back to the house to fetch it. The box of English Bibles is rarely needed here, so these Bibles were in a box 8 FEET up on the top shelf in my storeroom, and I’m not quite tall enough to reach it even with a step ladder. J But I managed to get the box open and stretched to my full height, reaching in blindly to grab a small pocket Bible. MY HAND TOUCHED A FULL SIZE BOOK, which I didn’t expect! I pulled the book out and it was a complete NIV BIBLE IN ENGLISH! I thought WOW, I guess God plans to use ME to answer this man’s prayers, as I had no idea how this Bible got into this box. I gave the Bible to Aaron and he jumped for JOY! We traded phone numbers, and I plan to keep in touch with him, calling him to encourage him, as he is always on the road with the drilling team (and the only Christian on this truck).
That Bible and those tracts will travel with this team ALL OVER Northern Mozambique until December this year, when they have to stop for the rainy season. After they left, I felt in my spirit that God was telling me we had just equipped a new Evangelist for Him. With many lonely nights ahead of them, I know those comic tracts will be ready over and over. Our prayer is that many of these workers PLUS those whom Aaron meets on the road, will come to Christ. Aaron is a really nice man, and a natural talker, so I KNOW God will use his “gift of gab” to reach the lost.
Just as the Samaritan woman came to truly know Jesus at a water well, Aaron had his prayer answered at our well. Now he has all he needs to preach God’s Word to the multitudes “just as the Samaritan woman did after meeting Jesus!” Jesus is truly THE LIVING WATER that washes our sins away.
I’m so, so grateful that Jesus loves us so much and that He answers our prayers, no matter how small.
BLESSINGS, LOVE, AND HUGS, BUSH BUNNY BRENDA