Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Living Water Team Update

We now have a LIVING WATER TEAM on the ground in Guatemala. Currently they cannot post on their blog because they don't have internet; so I'm going to give you some updates here. (They've communicated with me by text message.) 


The team had a hard time getting to Guatemala. They were scheduled to leave on FRIDAY THE 13th but storms kept them grounded. Part of the team even drove an hour and a half to Greenville hoping to catch a flight from there. They arrived at the airport, got through security, and made it to the gate just in time to board--and then the flight was cancelled because of mechanical failure. 

The original plan was for the team to join up in Houston and fly to Guatemala City in time to visit the market and then get a good night's sleep on Saturday night. Then they would spend Sunday morning in Guatemala City attending church and getting oriented before driving six hours to Antigua. Then they would get a good night's sleep and start wake up fresh and ready to start work on Monday morning.

Instead, because of the cancelled flights, most of the team did not arrive in Guatemala until Sunday. Then they drove straight through to Guatemala City and only got a few hours of sleep before beginning work on Monday.

Needless to say, they're pretty tired right now.

But the work is going well. As of yesterday they had drilled a 4-inch wide borehole 145 feet deep. They will enlarge the borehole to 7 inches. The community is very excited and appreciative. The team is tired, but in good spirits.


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