Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop in the sink.

"Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."" John 4:13-14

Buea is one of the wettest places on earth and yet we have severe water shortages through the pipe lines. The shortages are due to old rusted pipes, the old water tank that was originally built by the Germans to sustain a much smaller population, and bad management of a corrupt government. Having had no water through the pipe lines for over a week we have found other ways to collect water. :)

Hannah was able to fill up over 5 bottles by using this rain gutter during the drizzling we had all day.

I was so excited that it was drizzling enough to cause water to come out through the rain gutters so we can have water to wash dishes, bathe, flush toilets...
...then I saw that someone put their bucket on top of mine. haha! I was a little annoyed but then quickly remembered that they need more than this water, they need living water. "On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."" John 7:37-38

This is the beautiful spring on Mount Cameroon in which Buea gets her water. 

Pray for us as we are sharing with those about the living water that is given through Jesus Christ and that we will not let tropical sicknesses, water shortages, corruption, etc distract us from our goal.  A fun song I've been singing all day is: "I've got the river of life flowing out of me, that helps the lame to walk and the blind to see. It opens prison doors and sets the captives free. I've got the river of life flowing out of me. Oh spring up -o- well..." :-D Hope it gets stuck in your head all day as well. God bless.


  1. Here's another song... Deep and wide, Deep and wide, there's a fountain flowing deep and wide...
    :) What amazing love God has for us and what an amazing job y'all do of demonstrating that love to others!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love it that your neighbor just put her bucket on top of yours without a second thought! too funny!
    It's so wonderful that you can remember that the "living water" is so much more important. May your neighbors thirst for this living water even more :-)

    PS. welcome to the rainy season! You should have plenty of rain run-off for a while :)