Today, Bob and I traveled 3 hrs into the mountains with a fellow missionary named Ken. We went to a small town that was inquiring about a possible well for us to drill. Ken took Bob and I to the area so Bob could see if he could find a drilling site. Immediately upon arrival, Bob felt really good about the area and after a while of conversing with Ken and his in-laws, we all found a site that a well could possibly go.
After talking about the cost, we were informed of an old, hand dug well that the people used 25 years ago. We were taken to the site of the well and after another lengthy conversation we all agreed that they could clean out the old well, shock it (purify), seal it, and install a hand pump to see if it would be a viable well. They said that the well contains water during the hottest time of the year (which means little water in many areas) so that means there is water coming into the well. So the next step is to wait and see what they want to do.
These were GREAT people! We were complete strangers and they treated us as if were family! They blessed us with some blocks of cheese, some eggs (which the kids go through ALOT in one sitting), and a TON of plantains! God is great! Here is a little bit of what we saw today. If the Smoky Mountain range had a heart....it would eat it out!: