The 2010 Marion Medical Mission Team installed over 2640 shallow wells.  The wells included over 500 in Tanzania and  400 in Zambia with the rest in Malawi.

This was an especially difficult year for many reasons. It was emotionally difficult because of the sudden death of Tom and Jocelyn’s son, Martin, in August plus the death of two of our long time Field Officers, Nedson Malata in July and Migriton Banda in October. On September 21st, Rev. Mwasakifwa, our coordinator in Tanzania, struck and killed a small child in a tragic accident.  It was physically difficult because of the on-going shortage of diesel fuel in Malawi and a shortage of fittings to manufacture our pumps. We bought 2 new Landcruiser pickups which gave us a total of 15 pickups plus the 13 passenger van that can also be used to install pumps. The vehicles were all in good condition again thanks to preseason maintenance work done by Harvey Craft.  This year we welcomed our first female Field Officer, Dina Chioza in the Synod of Nkhoma.

Throughout the whole season, but especially during the first session, we were constantly struggling to have enough pumps available and in the right locations. This limited our flexibility but with tremendous efforts by everyone – behind the scenes as well as the volunteers in the field, we were able to get the wells installed.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR 2010 TRIP FROM SOME OF OUR VOLUNTEERS

 

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Team One:
Rear – from left to right:
Steve Gangloff, Hayden Boyd, Robert Roberts, Harvey Craft, Tom Manske, Rene Moquin, Paul Mooney, Matthew King
Middle – from left to right:
Darla McKeown, Paul Adams, Tom Dragano, Karen Dragano, Jerry Roush, Wayne Shelksohn, Tim Exley, Henry Soko
Front – from left to right:
Steve McKeown, Jim Nussbaumer, Mr. Mwanza, Tom Logan, Carol Nussbaumer, Donna Salamoff

 

Rear - from left to right:  Joe Orr, Jon Hanson, Marty Wilson, Tom Logan, Jeff Grote, Carol Nussbaumer, Bob Koster, Gail Arnett, Daniel Whittington, Maria Krohn, Charles Lewis, Harry T. Jones   Front - from left to right: Jim Nussbaumer, Jocelyn Logan, Helen Wilson, Betty Samelson, Rick Delaney, Meg Presley, Mr. Khosa, Joel Magee Not Present: Doug Kee

Team Two:
Rear – from left to right:
Joe Orr, Jon Hanson, Marty Wilson, Tom Logan, Jeff Grote, Carol Nussbaumer, Bob Koster, Gail Arnett, Daniel Whittington, Maria Krohn, Charles Lewis, Harry T. Jones
Front – from left to right:
Jim Nussbaumer, Jocelyn Logan, Helen Wilson, Betty Samelson, Rick Delaney, Meg Presley, Mr. Khosa, Joel Magee
Not Present:
Doug Kee