The 2009 Marion Medical Mission Team installed 2071 shallow wells.  The wells included over 400 in Tanzania and  400 in Zambia with the rest in Malawi.

This year we added four more vehicles (one for each synod or country), 3 of which became available before the first of the season.  The 4th vehicle, a 13 passenger Landcruiser never was available due to multiple issues with duty and licensing issues in Malawi and Zambia. That was a major disappointment, but did not affect the number of wells installed, only added some extra costs.  This gave us 13 good strong, single cab pickups  to use in installing wells, plus the older double cab truck that was kept around Mzuzu.  Because of good vehicle maintenance and repair done by Steve McKeown before the start of the season, all 13 were virtually always available with no major downtimes.

We did have a significant delay in Tanzania due to some delays in being able to get pumps and parts across the border from Malawi.  With extra effort, we were able to make up for the delays and still get their wells installed.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR 2009 TRIP FROM SOME OF OUR VOLUNTEERS

 

Rear - from left to right:  Jeanne Early, Hanna Hjord, Meg Presley, Ken Reed, Charles Lewis, Robin Guion, Joel Magee, Larry Wood, Bob Rose, Carol Nussbaumer, Paul Adams, Vyalemo Khosa, Rene Moquin Front - from left to right::  Trenda Weisshaar, Emily Krause, Terri Lorant, Patti Nussle, Carol Rose, Tom Logan, Jim Nussbaumer Not Present:  Kevin Applegate, Hayden Boyd, Jerry Roush, Steve McKeown, Jocelyn Logan

Team One
Rear – from left to right:
Jeanne Early, Hanna Hjord, Meg Presley, Ken Reed, Charles Lewis, Robin Guion, Joel Magee, Larry Wood, Bob Rose, Carol Nussbaumer, Paul Adams, Vyalemo Khosa, Rene Moquin
Front – from left to right::
Trenda Weisshaar, Emily Krause, Terri Lorant, Patti Nussle, Carol Rose, Tom Logan, Jim Nussbaumer
Not Present:
Kevin Applegate, Hayden Boyd, Jerry Roush, Steve McKeown, Jocelyn Logan

 

Rear - from left to right:  Kent Bell, Doug Kee, Terry Mason, Larry Wood, Fred Wilson, Ron Shult, Bob Koster, Tom Logan Middle - from left to right: Meg Presley, Jocelyn Logan, Carol Nussbaumer, Betty Samelson, Marlin Otte, Paulette Stempfley, Joe Orr Front - from left to right: Russ Peterson, Jeff Grote, Jim Nussbaumer, Hugh Stempfley Not Present: Rich Keller, Kevin Applegate, Paul Adams

Team Two
Rear – from left to right:Kent Bell, Doug Kee, Terry Mason, Larry Wood, Fred Wilson, Ron Shult, Bob Koster, Tom Logan
Middle – from left to right:
Meg Presley, Jocelyn Logan, Carol Nussbaumer, Betty Samelson, Marlin Otte, Paulette Stempfley, Joe Orr
Front – from left to right:
Russ Peterson, Jeff Grote, Jim Nussbaumer, Hugh Stempfley
Not Present:
Rich Keller, Kevin Applegate, Paul Adams