The 2008 Marion Medical Mission Team installed at least 1713 shallow wells. They also preached in several churches.  The wells included over 300 in Tanzania and almost 300 in Zambia with the rest in Malawi.

This year we added three more vehicles (one for each country), all of which became available just as we needed them at the first of the season.   This gave us 13 vehicles to use, but one was put out of action in an accident in the second week – so we had 12 teams in the field installing wells.  We also were kept scrambling with occasional vehicle breakdowns.

The biggest difficulty this year came with a vehicle accident with team one that put one of our trucks out of action and injured three of our team members, Andrea Taeger, Rob Hunter and Jeff Wagley, plus the Malawian driver, Mike Nyirenda.   Thankfully, none of the injuries were life threatening and there were no broken bones, but Jeff Wagley and Rob Hunter were sore enough they were unable to continue installing wells.

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Rear - from left to right:  Jeff Wagley, Hayden Boyd, Ingegard Hjord, Tom Dragano, Karen Dragano, Bob Koster, Andrea Taeger, Waring Blackburn, Betty Samelson, Rob Hunter, Hanna Hjord, Marty Wilson, Helen Wilson Front - from left to right::  Jim Nussbaumer, Jocelyn Logan, Tom Logan, Rev. Steve McKeown, Meg Presley, Paul Mooney

Team One
Rear – from left to right:
Jeff Wagley, Hayden Boyd, Ingegard Hjord, Tom Dragano, Karen Dragano, Bob Koster, Andrea Taeger, Waring Blackburn, Betty Samelson, Rob Hunter, Hanna Hjord, Marty Wilson, Helen Wilson
Front – from left to right::
Jim Nussbaumer, Jocelyn Logan, Tom Logan, Rev. Steve McKeown, Meg Presley, Paul Mooney

 

Rear - from left to right:  Paul Adams, Harry T. Jones,  Migriton Banda (F.O.), Lewis Silungwe (F.O.), Mr. Magwaza (F.O. TZ) , Tim Exley, Clifford Mwanjikho (F.O.), Charles Lewis,  Rev.Elisha Mwasakifwa (F.O. TZ), Court Reece, Mr. Mwambono (F.O. TZ), Edwin Nyondo (F.O.), Henry Soko (pumps), Rev. Tembo, Ken Reed, Jerry Roush, Russ Peterson, Rev. Paul Berans, Rev. Jeff Grote, Richard Bittle Front - from left to right: Fiskani Chirwa (F.O.), Rev. Peter Sheiza (F.O. TZ), Jim Nussbaumer, Mr. Langa (accountant), Vance Exley, Chrispin Mhango (F.O. ZA),Vyalema Khosa (F.O), Jocelyn Logan, Don Klug, Tom Logan, T. Soko (F.O. ZA), Joel Magee

Team Two (with Field Officers)
Rear – from left to right:
Paul Adams, Harry T. Jones, Migriton Banda (F.O.), Lewis Silungwe (F.O.), Mr. Magwaza (F.O. TZ) , Tim Exley, Clifford Mwanjikho (F.O.), Charles Lewis, Rev.Elisha Mwasakifwa (F.O. TZ), Court Reece, Mr. Mwambono (F.O. TZ), Edwin Nyondo (F.O.), Henry Soko (pumps), Rev. Tembo, Ken Reed, Jerry Roush, Russ Peterson, Rev. Paul Berans, Rev. Jeff Grote, Richard Bittle
Front – from left to right:
Fiskani Chirwa (F.O.), Rev. Peter Sheiza (F.O. TZ), Jim Nussbaumer, Mr. Langa (accountant), Vance Exley, Chrispin Mhango (F.O. ZA),Vyalema Khosa (F.O), Jocelyn Logan, Don Klug, Tom Logan, T. Soko (F.O. ZA), Joel Magee