ABOUT THIS PROJECT
This borehole was completed in 2013, the whole community benefits from this borehole. This is the borehole that the children of Living Word paid for with the money raised in 2012 from the Ghana Boutique. The Ghana Boutique is put on each year by the Living Word Kids and the adults who love them. Many of the crafts are made by the Living Word Children’s Ministry on Wednesday nights all year long, and some even come back from Ghana via the mission teams that visit throughout the year.
Check out an excerpt from Mary Kay Jackson’s blog about the boreholes in Zuarungu (visit the whole blog post here):
I want to share with you the email I received from Pastor Peter recently. (edited for clarity)
YOUR TRUE LOVE HAS PRODUCED REAL TESTIMONIES.
Your Obedience to God’s call, zeal for the Great Commission and faithfulness in going the extra mile especially with the poor and needy like my community has yielded very positive remarkable testimonies within Church and community. It has strengthened our faith and trust in Christ Jesus. Our four years’ prayer for water for our school, ministry and community was finally answered in a miraculous way.
The first drilling did not provide our expected mechanized pump which the LORD promised us. And though there was jubilations for the hand pump we could not erase the memory of the promise of God neither could we stop the voice telling us that the promise will happen and the time is NOW!! It was very difficult to believe this voice and the promise which was confirmed in our prayer after the first drilling.
Two alternate locations were identified by the driller after the first drilling did not give us our needed mechanized pump. We were so joyful when we were told the next day that Mary Kay had approved a second drilling, but at a specific place not under our control. We were faced with so many questions like how much will we pay for that land, how could we get the people to pay light bills since they were fetching the water free of charge, the increased length of pipe needed and the different fields these pipes will pass through. The second location identified by the driller was on family land, a little closer to the school and church but almost in the same location where the first drilling failed. Now if we attempted and failed again, what would we tell Mary Kay who told us to drill closer to the ancestral well? (Note from Mary Kay: I was never told about two possible locations, just the location near the ancestral well.)
Zuarungu child enjoys a refreshing drink of safe water from the new borehole.
Ben the driller who is a native saw and knew the complications involved. He met us and we all agreed to go to prayer and ask God’s direction. The next day Ben called me and asked my opinion and l said our hearts are set on my family land and he also confirmed the same. Shortly l saw the guys who were coming to drill and they asked me to show them the locations. I showed them the one on the family land first because it was closer and asked that we go to the next location. They said no and explained that they see that place to be a problem area and so l should have confidence in God and let them drill on my family land. This was a confirmation of our prayer. So they started and in the fifth rod, a fountain!!!! a fountain!!! It continued and even more stronger up to the tenth rod!!! What a Mighty God we serve. The testimony is everywhere about how we prayed and how God worked.
We are now hearing that part of the members of the land on which the ancestral well is, said they were ready to oppose the drilling if we had attempted. Thanks to God who knows how to keep His children away from troubles. Now the Church is strong and has discovered that they can pray for and against anything and it would happen!!! Our faith, trust and courage in the LORD is strengthened by your LOVE ACTIONS. GOD richly Bless you as we look forward to rejoicing together in the dedication DAY!!!!
-(email from Peter Awane)
This area of Zuarungu now has a community borehole and will no longer have to use the ancestral well, which is susceptible to contamination. Pastor Peter has plenty of water for his school and ministry complex. But most importantly, God is being glorified. In Paul’s words…
“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
– 2 Cor. 9:12-15