Thank you to all the ladies that made these beautiful dresses!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The ceremony to dedicate the well was very moving. They asked me to cut the ribbon (vine) in front of the well. Then they asked several children to come and put their hands on the pump. Tom and I also put our hands on the pump. We pumped 8 times and Tome and I released the pump and the children continued to pump the water. This symbolized our real easing the well to the hands of the village. Then there were prayers for blessing the well and the people of Hiriga.
Monday, November 24, 2014
I am going to do several postings about the Dress A Girl Well Dedication. It was an incredibly emotional day for me. I have been to several well dedications but have never seen so many people. All of you that joined together to make this clean water happen… you have impacted 1000's of lives!! Thank you so so so much. Today I want to share with you the size of the crowd and our welcome… I had the privilege of speaking at the dedication. I brought your greetings to people people of Hiriga and shared how much we love them.
The crowd as we spoke…
these shots started at the back right and went around the circle ending at the back left
This well was in memory of Pastor Ruth's Mother… Martha
Thank you to everyone that gave and made this well happen!!