We made our way to Antigua today, but not before we stopped at the Fire Department in Magdalena Milpas Altas (just outside Antigua). We had just about arrived for our visit, as the Fire Department ambulance passed by us to take someone to the hospital, bit by a poisonous snake! This is a Fire Department of only 3 personnel and two vehicles, established just recently, in 2014. We waited about 45 minutes for them to return, hanging out on the soccer stadium bleachers.
We had a good initial meeting with the commander of the station, and the personnel who would make up the water committee, to discuss the Living Waters for the World mission and the committment and expectations on both sides. It was clear to all that the committment was there, as we discussed expectations. The commander has seen the existing system at the Jocotenango Fire Department, which is nearby… very encouraging. However we will need to get results from a water test, and a fully completed site survey report, before a final decision can be made to move forward with a covenant. But God willing, this project will move forward. This impoverished area does not have a good supply of safe water nearby, with over 900 students at two schools in the community.
Prior to leaving the station, our team had the honor of going live on Facebook to help raise money for LWW, on Clean Water Day! Take a look at https://www.facebook.com/LWWmission. It is not too late to make a donation.
After we left the station, we arrived at our hotel in Antigua and enjoyed some time of fellowship and shopping! We will depart Saturday morning and look forward to arriving back home to our family and friends… hearts warmed knowing that we answered God’s call and let him work through us. There is no greater feeling in the world!