Today's picture was taken in 1899, and it shows a young man drawing water from a well for two young women. I love this picture as it takes us back to simpler times.
Well, my time in Africa has come to a close. I actually depart for the airport shortly. I will fly from Kitale to Nairobi, then from Nairobi to London, then London to Dallas. Mrs. PJM will pick me up in Dallas, and then a 5 hour drive back home. So, this will be a long trip.
I had actually become fearful that I would have to leave before seeing water being pumped from the well, but alas, the well was completed and we had a wonderful celebration. The video below is a short clip showing the first water from the well.
After a brief dedication service for the well, it started to rain, and we went inside. As I had mentioned earlier, the orphans have a time of Bible study, prayer, and devotion each morning from 5:00 to 7:00. The tough thing is that they have one Bible between the twenty of them. After dedicating the well, the Lovely Ms. EAM presented each of the children with their own Swahili Bibles. The children were almost in tears, and each one cherished the gift. In fact they saved the plastic wrappers so they could wrap them up and keep them new when not in use. After receiving the Bibles, the children sang a song of praise and thanksgiving captured below.