water and walking, but not water walking :)

Last night Lori and I were working in the office, it was about 9:30 and I walked out in front of the clinic.  I could hear the river rushing and lots of rocks rolling down crashing together.  It had not rained here in Cazale at all, but it had in the mountains behind us.  They have channeled the water over to one side of the river and piled up  a bunch of rock and sand.  You can kind of see it in the pictures below.  The rapid water last night washed most of these huge piles away.  It also cover up the sections of the new bridge that is being worked on with about 5 feet of sand and gravel.  Our beautiful hole that was dug is filter the water is gone.  The river bed is already washing away in many places.  Today Yves, Frank and I spend several hours looking for small pockets on clean water that are filtering through the sand.  The river is still very, very muddy.  We  finally found one around noon and began carrying water a bucket at a time to fill up our tanks and filter water for drinking.

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These are some more of our pictures from walking

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making charol

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Some houses along the way.  These houses recieve food boxes each month from RHFH.

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heading home from a long day of work

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Isaiah 52:7-10 (The Message) 

 7-10How beautiful on the mountains
   are the feet of the messenger bringing good news,
Breaking the news that all’s well,
   proclaiming good times, announcing salvation,
   telling Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Voices! Listen! Your scouts are shouting, thunderclap shouts,
   shouting in joyful unison.
They see with their own eyes
   God coming back to Zion.
Break into song! Boom it out, ruins of Jerusalem:
   “God has comforted his people!
   He’s redeemed Jerusalem!”
God has rolled up his sleeves.
   All the nations can see his holy, muscled arm.
Everyone, from one end of the earth to the other,
   sees him at work, doing his salvation work.


One Response to water and walking, but not water walking :)

  1. D says:

    Could you set up a barrel full of sand as a prefilter? http://www.blithfieldeducationcentre.co.uk/kp/waterpages/make_a_water_filter.htm
    something like that. You have the sand, and would need only a barrel or an old water jug with the bottom cut off, turned upside down…perhaps it would help you with some cleaner water to put in the filter.

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