Pray for Water for 52 Children

handwashing clothes for 52 children
handwashing clothes for 52 children

Each year Russ travels to Kenya to work on water projects with a Kenyan crew.

I don’t write about it until he is home because I don’t really like to tell the world that my husband is on another continent.

This time he is asking for prayer.

Russ and the Kenyan well-drilling crew are working very hard to provide a well with plenty of clean water for 52 children at the Precious Kids Center.

In addition to needing water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene, the children’s laundry must be hand washed daily.

kenya clothes lines
one fourth of the day’s laundry

Currently water is purchased and hauled in my donkey cart.

For three days the crew has been drilling through a hard layer of sandstone making slow progress.
kenya doney cart water
They are tired.

Please pray they will break through the sandstone into a year-round aquifer supplying Sammy and her children with a reliable source of water.

Imagine caring for 52 children with very limited water – then pray some more.
[Update: Thank you so much for praying. This is what Russ wrote, “We stopped drilling at 52 feet and placed the casing in the well. There was 35 feet depth of water in the bottom of the well, which is a good amount of water. We are waiting to see what the rate of recharge will be as the water is pumped from the well and hope it will provide a steady year-round water supply for the children’s needs at Precious Kids Center. Please continue to pray for this. Thank you.”]
with hope and gratitude,

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Joelle
    June 29, 2016

    Prayers being said by me and my church.

  2. Peggy Aungst
    June 29, 2016

    Praying now!

    1. Lisa Qualls
      June 29, 2016

      Thank you, Peggy!


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