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    There are times when you actually feel yourself participating in a miracle. A village woman, 83, pumps clean water for the first time after a well installation. One such instance occurred when an older villager who spoke English very well arrived late to the well site, but before the installation of the pump was complete. […]

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    It was a week of challenges. Another volunteer and I were working with a Zambian Field Officer and installation crew in Zambia’s Eastern Province. The main road toward Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, theoretically paved, was carpeted with 6-10 inch deep craters, forcing us to drive on one or the other shoulder, or slow to walking speed […]

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    Deep within the heart of Africa lies a country whose people are calm and gentle, gracious and appreciative. They are, as many travel books would say, “the kindest people on earth.” To work with the Malawian people was indeed an honor and privilege, for many reasons, but most especially, because they made me feel like […]

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    The MMM team trip to Malawi was a dream of several years. I didn’t know what to expect, but found it meaningful, contributing, and rewarding. Many experiences stand out in my mind: the filth of the old holes upon which the people had been dependent for their lifetime; the utter joy of the people with […]

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    Tom and I were part of Team 1 during September and early October, working in wonderful Zambia—wonderful people!  Now that we are back home, I don’t miss sleeping under mosquito nets, or driving on “roads” that are really paths (or less). But I certainly miss the babies in Zambia– hundreds of babies.  Those babies are […]

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    The truck bounced out of Nkhamenya and into the Malawian countryside with a fixed purpose. Meanwhile, conversation inside the cab bounced aimlessly. Three of us sat shoulder to shoulder: I drove and my Field Officer and Supervisor shared the oversized passenger seat to my left. Despite our sitting so closely together, communication was difficult as […]

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    My daughter, Chelsea, loved the thrill of off-roading through the boulders, deep crevices, and drop offs that took us to the villages. Not me. I’d gasp and groan and give advice, so afraid of toppling off a narrow path or getting stuck in deep sand. Mr. Mwanjihko, our wonderful field officer, would kindly tell me, […]

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    Another volunteer and I had just finished installing a well in northern Malawi when an African momma approached us and said “Tawonga Chomeni,” which means thank you very much. I was probably the last person that should be thanked. I hadn’t dug the well or made the bricks or poured the concrete or donated the […]

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    I drew the “short straw”, they teased. You are assigned to Tom Logan. As we all know, I actually drew the “long straw”! I only worked with Tom for three days before he turned me loose to being solo with a field officer. In those three days, it was reinforced to me that MMM is […]

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    After a beautiful well dedication, the Headman shared that this well was a miracle – an answered prayer.  Their village never expected to receive such a blessing.  He asked that we share with our American Brothers and Sisters in Christ their gratitude for providing this miracle. He closed saying that their village had ALWAYS shared […]

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