Another Excellent Day
October 13, 2015
2015 Oct El Salvador
by Todd Watne
Another excellent day filled with warm smiles and hard work. Began the day with coffee and the ocean mist while engaging in some great conversations. The waves are thundering in the morning. I shared a brief devotional from Isaiah 46:9-10 and to paraphrase it: God is God and he governs the beginning and the end. He will accomplish his purpose on earth while graciously letting us play a part.
We finished drilling today at a depth of 120 feet (39 meters). We’ll continue with our work as the locals from the village grow eager with excitement. Their faces and their hearts are warm with hospitality. The team is benefiting from their assistance too.
Laundry line at local home.
Broken chain on drill rig.
Don Davis and Mike Aronson repairing broken chain on the drill rig.
This is Reese and he’s full of life and energy. Loves playing frisbee with us and also with his friends.
In addition to the broken chain, the starter had to replaced. The LWI staff managed to locate what was very likely the one and only starter in the country for our rig. It set us back a couple of hours but we prevailed in the end.
Getting very close to the desired depth!
On the way to the work site, we were shown this dumping ground just off the highway. It consists primarily of dead horses and parts and some cattle. The locals often swap horse meat for cattle.
We are grateful and eager to serve the community and one another. These Kingsland men are so solid.
A common means for water storage in remote El Salvador are cisterns that collect rain water. Here is an example.
Unloading gravel to pack in around the casing of the well.