To God be the glory, that through your support and with the help of local Kenyan contractors, Integrity Worldwide was able to bring water to people in another remote area where water is scarce.
Leboo is a community in Southern Kenya, approximately one and a half hours walking distance from the site of Integrity Worldwide’s initial well in Meto, Kenya.
Moses Ngusa, Integrity Worldwide’s Kenya Director, said when the well rig went into the ground and water bubbled up, spectators began to celebrate.
“The people around the well just started jumping up and dancing, they were very happy,” Ngusa said. “This well means life for so many people.”
He said those who live in Leboo currently walk 12 or more miles for water. This means for 12 miles they carry large jugs of water back to their homes, and their cattle and livestock make a 24-mile round trip for a drink.
This well will bring hope to hundreds in a community that has seen troubling times, Ngusa said.
Waterman Drilling Company, an African well-digging contractor, told Ngusa the water table they hit when drilling in Leboo was the second-largest they have seen out of more than 300 wells they have contracted since 2007.
Integrity Worldwide President Alan Hicks Jr. said he believes the news of the large amount of water has a spiritual connotation and is the answer to the Board’s prayers for Leboo.
“We have been praying for abundant life and living water to spring forth for the people in Leboo,” Hicks said. “When we heard the water table in Leboo was the second-largest they have ever seen, we were humbled by the Lord’s faithfulness. This means the people in Leboo will have water forever — a well that will never run dry.”
So what is next for Leboo?
Ngusa said they will have to conduct pump testing for the new well in the first weeks of February.
“It will let us see how big of a pump we need to buy for the well and how many cubic meters can be pumped each day,” Ngusa said.
Then in March or April, he expects to have a dedication and opening ceremony. He has thought of possibly giving the well the name, “Spiresarunoto” which means “many people and animals saved.”