Magi d Moyo (Water is life) is a phrase used often in Malawi. The impact of these words increased when I read the number one killer of children five years old and younger is from water born diseases. The village representative speaks of needing to drink the same water to live which could also bring death. It is a terrible circumstance to live under, so imagine their excitement when clean water pours from the well spout.
You bring clean water to them, generous donors, MMM staff, and volunteer truck drivers. On behalf of every village I had the pleasure of meeting, 152 of them (smiley face)–tatakoza, Thank you. In their words they understand everyone has limited resources and yet chose to help them better their lives. They look forward to going to work and school feeling healthier. There were many nursing babies and babies in the womb at the dedications who will never drink from the same water source as the pigs and cows, tatakoza.
I felt God’s love present in that moment of care and eye contact. These moments are the best.
The team work with my truck partner, Jen, and the MMM team was fun to be a part of. There is a good rhythm to unloading and installing the pump where everyone has a part. The field officers and installers were wonderful to meet. They worked quickly and tirelessly to accomplish fresh water access to the village.
We ask the villages to tell people all about what they heard at the well dedication. I am involved in MMM because I heard from a friend about MMM from a friend. I want others to hear about these experiences because wondrous things happen with God in Malawi. I am grateful to every person in Malawi who welcomed me to their country and village with a smile, a joke, a firm handshake or a song. I love looking back at pictures, especially the children who were having so much fun dancing and being the fun loving friendly children they are.