Our highlight of the week comes from tremendous progress in the small town of Riito Abajo in North West Nicaragua! The locals continue to amaze as they push through multiple obstacles including slow government action and constant rains. Even with these major setbacks, the community has stuck to the deadline of July 25th, digging and re-digging trenches to lay pipe, digging out rock to create flatland for the water cistern, and then pouring the cement and building the cistern themselves. Our local partners JBM and Pastor Jamie Blandon report that the people, in showing such continued dedication to their tasks, now view this water solution as theirs. This is wonderful news as ownership is crucial for the sustainable factor of any project!
The Viera Water Network team looks forward to traveling to Nicaragua to install the water pump that will provide 90 households with clean water. We hope this trip will make the locals happier and healthier for many years to come! Please pray that the final phases continue smoothly, including the communal dedication of the well, so that doors will continue to be opened in which to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to these people.