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Itonya Water Project in progress - Keep them in your prayers

 

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People in Itonya are busily installing miles of pipes that will bring clean water to the village. Here are a couple of recent email messages about it. Pastor Ken Comoro is a friend of Pastor Marla’s who lives in Iringa and works for Radio Furaha. Ethan Brownell is one of the students from the U of M who helped design this project and is now there overseeing its installation.

December 1, 2017

Hello All,

Just wanted to give you a quick update on our visit to Itonya last week (we will be going back for 5 days again next week before I head back to America for Christmas).

The work has started and although it is a bit slow, it is going well. The community seems very engaged and many people are showing up to contribute to the work. Many people are making aggregate, delivering sand to the site, helping out the fundis, and they have started digging the trenches.

We have recommended very minor changes to the system including: moving the storage tanks up the hill slightly to match the proposed elevation difference and changing slightly where the DPs are located after talking with the villagers. We also checked with the fundi and we have some extra materials and we still need some materials for the project.

Everything seems to be going well and I will update you all again after our next visit.

Best,

Ethan Brownell

December 5, 2017

Hello Pastor Marla,

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am very happy to inform you that last week I was at Itonya Parish where I met with Pastor Mbangile and some evangelists. The purpose of my visitation was to record sermons for Radio Furaha. But I saw the con-tinuing big water project in the village.

Pastor Mbangile told me that they are working in the intake whereby the water will be supplied to the whole village. So, he told me that the project is going well.

Actually, he told me to take some pictures and send to you. As you see there are lot of pipes in front of his house. Those pipes will be used to supply water to the village. So I attach these pictures with this email.

I hope that these pictures will give you information that the water project is in progress. Thank you, Pastor.

May God bless all of you.

Pastor Ken Comoro