“Papa’s Well” is being drilled this week in Zebedia Village in Northern Malawi.
WHC Village Well Number 69 since 2007
Location: Zebedia Village
Population: Five villages,2,790 people
Name of Village Well: “Papa’s Well”
Sponsor: An American who wants to remain anonymous
Notation: The scripture verse the sponsoring family selected for this well is Jeremiah 29:11.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Finishing touches will be completed early next week in time for fresh, clean water to flow in the village by Christmas Day!
Please help us keep the water flowing.
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Story:Zebedia is a medium size village of 900 people surrounded by 5 villages of
465 households led by four traditional village chiefs (Total population: 2,790
people). OnJuly 10, 1984, a relatively shallow well was drilled with gravity points
of access to serve the local population. It worked for about 10 years, after which
they could no longer maintain it. After a drought, the well dried up and is no longer viable.
A deep-water borehole has been needed in this area for several years to save the villagers from walking a long distance to find clean water. WorldHope Corps discovered Zebedia village through Pastor Dennis Singini who makes regular rounds in this area from village to village to preach, plant churches and distribute food and mosquito nets for WorldHope Corps.
“Since 1994 when the 1984 gravity water project failed they don’t have any source of clean water,” says Dennis Singini. “It’s pathetic. It would be an excellent gift to the village to have that well drilled before Christmas. Then the people can bless God on Christmas Day while they are drinking clean water.”
ZEBEDIA VILLAGE NEEDS A NEW AND DEEPER WELL…
and now they are getting one, praise God!