Thursday, March 1, 2012

Trying to play catch up. Potential Burundi Water Project

We are on the road to the first commune that we are looking at for a proposed water project. We have submitted the project covering two communes and about 20,000 beneficiaries.  We are waiting for approval at the Area Office in South Africa then it will be submitted to Salt Lake for approval.  Please send good thoughts and prayers for approval.

Can you find the boy in the picture.???

Does this look like a scene from "Lord of the Rings"  I so wanted a hobbit to appear....

Just look into those eyes.  What is she thinking?

We know what he is thinking.  Please do not let these white people take me away!!!

This is a very old church built by the Belgium back in 1930-1940.  It was lovely with beautiful stain glass windows.  It was on a hill and very nice to visit. 

This boat is a hallowed out log.  Did not ask how the fishing was going.

They just wanted to know what the White faces are doing in their Village.

She had that million dollar smile .

The woman in the middle is the leader of this first commune.  Sister Barlow is on the right.

These are two workers from Coped.  They are the potential partner for this water project.  Would you love to have the tall one on your basketball team?

Yes, along with being tall come the large feet!!

We are just getting ready to visit the second commune.  This one is high up at the top of the hills and had a great view.

OK, some of you know I love green bananas.  This is my ideal tree to have in my backyard.

In the second commune the leader has two guards that travel with him everywhere. Today he felt he only needed of them to travel with him.  I guess we did not look to threatening..

Elder and Sister Barlow.  They are the Short Term Water Specialists.  They are from Utah and so fun to have with us.  We want to develop more water projects so they will come back and see us.

I loved this woman.  I have no idea of her age, but you know there is a lot on her mind.

These are school children that if the project is approved will have clean water for the first times in their lives.  There are 800 students at this school in two shifts.  Along with clean water they will also receive latrines, also for the first time.  Oh, to be a part of this great work.  It is very humbling to play a minor role in such important work.

Stay tune for Zambia and "Helping Babies Breath".

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