A Little Water Emergency

As most of you know, when we arrived in EG, we installed a 1,000 gallon tank to catch the rain water off of our roof for drinking. Since the day we installed the tank there has been a slow leak. About a month ago the leak got heavier, to the point that our tank was down to 25% of capacity. January and February are two of the dryer months, so the timing was bad. We were pretty stressed abut not having enough water to drink.

On Friday we received our first big rain of the wet season. The storm dumped 2.75″ in one hour. Our 1,000 gallon container was full again. Praise God.

Then on Saturday morning, the location of the leak gave way and our entire 1,000 gallon tank dumped its contents on the ground. That’s right, in one hour we went from 1,000 gallons of water to zero. Mike and a friend of ours repaired the tank and it is now back in place, awaiting another rainstorm.

We collected enough water to get us through a couple of days. But, please pray we get more rain…QUICK!

About Mike

Mike, 48, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written two books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2008 to 2016 Mike served as a fulltime missionary with MTW's church planting team in La Ceiba, Honduras. Mike launched that ministry and served as the Team Leader most of his time in Honduras. Mike and his wife currently live in Central Africa where they launched yet another new missions ministry for MTW in Equatorial Guinea.
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply