- train 20 Kenyan pastors in the Water4 well drilling technique Status: COMPLETED
- drill two new water wells and install the Access 1.2 hand pump at each well Status: COMPLETED
- improve the physical health of the people who live in the communities around the new water wells by providing them clean drinking water Status: COMPLETED
- positively impact the Kingdom by equipping and training pastors to be better leaders, more knowledgeable theologically and capable of using water well drilling as an effective church planting tool Status: COMPLETED
- for the lives of the Crossings team to be changed as a result of this trip Status: COMPLETED AND EXCEEDED
|Crossings/Water4 Drill Team Front Row: Kemp Ward, David Bilodeau; Back Row: Rich DiAngelo, John Burbank, Mark Kern, Michael Milligan, Scott Schmidt, David Purcer, Phil Altes (not pictured: Kim Ward)|
All in all, we know that God will be glorified and lives will be changed with each well that is drilled by these men of God.
And that's really the bottom line: for God to receive the glory. If God would have received more glory (in some manner) by us working hard but failing to complete a well, we could have lived with that outcome. Mind you, it would not be our preference, but this trip ultimately is not about us...it's all about God and his glory. In fact, when you get right down to it, this trip is not even about water. It's about how God reveals himself to his creation and extends his glory here on earth. We were just blessed enough to be a part of his plan at this moment in time in Kenya. Everyone on the team recognizes that the success of this trip really had nothing to do with us, but it was all about God showing up.
Now that all of the pastors have left to return home, tomorrow we will return to Nairobi. On Thursday we will spend the day reveling in God's creation as we take in some of the natural wonders and wildlife that Kenya has to offer. And finally, on Friday we will return to Nairobi and start our return journey back to the United States. Please pray for us as we travel home.
Thank you for your continued prayers.
Soli Deo gloria,