Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sierra Leone Update

So, just a little update on how things are progressing in Sierra Leone and at Mokanji hospital. Since the end of 2009 Global Outreach Mission (GOM) and a partner, Let Them Laugh Out Loud (LTLOL) have been working on a clean water project in Sierra Leone. In mid-February the drilling rig arrived in Sierra Leone and the end of February a short-term team from the States arrived and dug the first well at a school in Moribatown. This well can deliver up to 10 gallons of clean water a minute!! What an amazing blessing. The school children and surrounding villagers now have access to clean water and with further education on sanitation and hand washing it is expected that the indence of diarrhea and waterborne illnesses will decrease.

Work on Mokanji hospital is also progressing. During the construction the two nurses and community health worker currently at Mokanji are doing what they can with minimal supplies and support out of a local house. A well is also being dug on the hospital grounds. We are continuing to pray that the work continues without any issues and are looking forward to working with these dedicated workers.

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