from the field'S ARCHIVE

  • Grant Arends is a 2016 MMM volunteer and has documented his time during the first team installation season. Read more about Grant’s trip HERE. Right before I left for Africa my oldest daughter – Rachel gave me a present.  She gave me a note telling me how proud she was of her dad.  I will never throw […]

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  •   Grant Arends is a 2016 MMM volunteer and will be documenting his time during the first team installation season. Follow more of Grant’s trip HERE. While water covers 70% of our planet, freshwater makes up only a tiny fraction of that. Just 2.5% of the Earth’s water is fresh. The rest is saline or […]

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  • As we arrive at each well, the village people (including children) are excited, as they have been patiently waiting for clean water. Everyone wants to help carry the pump parts to the well. After the pump is installed, we have a dedication service. The villagers are told that a Christian in the United States heard […]

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  • When someone asks me why I wanted to go to Malawi, I usually answer, “I don’t know!” I mean, I really don’t know why I wanted to go on this mission trip. I remember hearing Tom Logan speak at our church 10-15 years ago & deciding then I wanted to be part of one of […]

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  • In my growing up years, service was always the core tenet of faith in my family.  So, to me, this was a true mission trip – I thought I was going to Malawi to help others.  I expected it to be hard work, emotionally and physically. I was surprised, on so many different levels.  I […]

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  • I have been helping to install shallow wells with MMM for many years and have received the usual combination of thank you gifts (chickens, eggs, vegetables, Cokes, etc) many times and still appreciate the deep felt gratitude these express. This year, in Zambia, I was surprised and moved in a way I did not think […]

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  • The trip was for me a blessing on many different levels. First, it was a blessing to be allowed to participate in the most meaningful mission trip I have ever been on, and I’ve been on a lot of them in many parts of the world. To be a part of providing clean, safe water […]

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  • In our MMM Shallow Well Team training, we are reminded to watch every day for the face of Jesus.  That was harder for me this year.  For the first time in the four years I have volunteered with MMM, I worked separately from my wife Ellen for three weeks.  Not only that, I worked for […]

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  • MMM inspires volunteers to share the love of Christ with others. Ulemu kwa Mulungu, (Glory to God) is on the top slab of each well because building a well with MMM is a God centered project rousing us to give thanks for all the good gifts around us. I am thankful for the missionary experience […]

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  • I am not sure what I was looking for. Maybe it was an Adventure. Or an escape from the hectic life we all get caught up in. Maybe it was a way to have the best stories to tell at parties. Or just for the we missed you’s and praises of my return. Maybe it […]

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