Although the infant rescue center is the focal point of Mahali pa Maisha, there are also other ministries that radiate outward. One of those is working with area villages to help establish a fresh clean water supply for the children and the rest of the village.
With a simple twist of the wrist, we here in the US have a safe, clean water supply whenever we want it. We so take it for granted! In most of the world, water-borne diseases wreak health havoc in villages as people drink bacteria-ridden water from whatever source is available. As part of their outreach into the Maasai communities around them, the Bells have been instrumental in coordinating efforts and raising funds to drill boreholes that provide clean water, a luxury the villagers have never before enjoyed.
Sweet water. That’s what they call it. Sweet water!
My husband Kim was blessed to be present when water, sweet water, flowed for the very first time from the brand new well in the village in Inkiito. A teenage Maasai boy grabbed Kim’s hand and led him to the clear gushing miracle, fresh and uncontaminated water pouring out from deep below the earth’s surface. Grown men (including Kim!) were crying, boys were laughing, everyone was getting a drink and celebrating the simple gift of water.
Sweet water. How perfectly symbolic of the living water Jesus gives us…sweet, sweet water! So seemingly simple, but absolutely life-giving!