Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Dedication of Deti Borehole

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19

The people of Deti have been yearning for clean potable water for many years. The people have had to endure the unbearable challenges that the absence of good drinking water subjected them to. If there was ever one thing that the people of Deti desired most in life,  it was obviously access to good drinking water.

As if a divine answer to their cherished dream of clean water, the community cached the attention of MLI. We were deeply touched by the plight of the people when we visited there for a survey and quickly began a process to raise funds to construct a borehole to provide clean water for the community. With financial support from Feeding The Orphans in the U.S.A, a borehole was constructed in Deti in June, 2012.

On Friday the 14th of September 2012, a joint team of M.L.I staff, the founder of Feeding The Orphans and his team from the U.S.A went to dedicate the borehole in Deti. The Chiefs and people of the community could not hide their joy as they poured out in their numbers amidst traditional drumming and dancing to grace the occasion. The resident pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in Akatsi, the district coordinator of the district assembly and some assembly members were also there to grace the occasion.  It was a very colorful event.

By the time we got to the village around 12:00 in the afternoon, the people were already seated waiting for us. In their own small way, they had beautifully arranged and decorated the grounds for the program. Without much to be done on arrival, the program quickly took off. In a welcome address, the chief expressed his gratitude to God and the two organizations for such a great act of benevolence. He said that the people will forever be grateful to M.L.I and F.T.O for the borehole they have provided for the village.

Mr. Righ O’Leary, who did a presentation on behalf of Feeding The Orphans, expressed his joy at the warm reception of the people and encouraged them to embrace Christ also in the same manner. He explained further that it was very important, because F.T.O was motivated by the love of Jesus to provide funding for the project. He encouraged the people of Deti to not only drink the water from the borehole which could quench their natural thirst, but also to seek Jesus Christ who is the source of a living water that can quench every thirst.

Mr. Reid Beebe, the executive projects director of M.L.I spoke on behalf of the Executive Director of M.L.I. He re-echoed the mission and vision of M.L.I, explaining that MLI exists to demonstrate the love of God to the less privileged in society, and to empower individuals achieve their God-given dreams and aspirations. He also said that MLI will continue to partner with well-meaning organizations to provide clean water for deprived communities across the country. He thanked Feeding The Orphans for their kind gesture and the willingness they had to give in support of the project.

Mr. Wahab Adams, the projects director of MLI also charged the people to adopt proper maintenance practices to enable the borehole last longer. He encouraged them to also observe environmental hygiene especially around the borehole to avoid any contamination of the water. 

Righ, Reid and the Chiefs cut the tape to unveil and commission the new borehole.

The joy in the village was so tangible, as the inhabitants rejoiced over their new source of water. The delegation took a walk round the village after the unveiling ceremony.

Feeding The Orphans also donated medications to the villagers. The children, pregnant women and lactating mothers were given medications including de-worming drugs, anti-malaria and malaria treatment drugs, skin lotions for skin rashes and treatments for ring worm.

After the event, the team waited to do a Jesus film show in the evening. This was to introduce to them the living water we talked about. During the film show, about 94 people from Deti and a nearby village came to watch the Jesus Film. About 20 of them gave their lives to Christ at the end of the Jesus Film. What a day it was!


Continue to mention us in your prayers; praying that the Lord will continue to open doors unto us for us to be a blessing to people across our nation! God richly bless all those who are continually praying with us. Your labor of love will never be in vain.

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