After various delays on construction and reporting, our partner in the field reports that the water project in the community of Rombur, in South Sudan, is complete. The report below gives the story of two members of the community and shares how this new well will directly impact their lives:
In the struggle to find out ways of reaching out to others and sharing God’s word, we happened to meet and interact with John Barang from the Dinka tribe (the biggest tribe in South Sudan), who shared much with us about the Dinka culture. John was kind enough to attend to all our questions.
John appreciates the new well and admitted that his people have been suffering a lot during the dry season. He gave thanks to the well donor and the drill crew.
"My name is Mary Juan and I am married to Mr. Awal. Currently we are staying in Rombur village. God has blessed us with 10 children and we hope for more, if it is God’s will. My husband is married to three wives of whom I am the first. God has kept us safe in this village and has seen us throughout all the civil wars that have taken place within Sudan. We did not at one time have to flee the village, and are so grateful Him." said the smiling woman.
Mary admits that the people in the Rombur community drink water from the streams and have never had access to clean water." Since the village was established, people have drank from the streams. When the water diminishes in the dry season, men dig it out from the sand." she said.
Thrilled with joy, Mary says the new well will be the genesis for development in her community. "I am very happy and I extend my thanks to the donors and all those who have worked to see this new well is drilled in our village. God bless you all," Mary concluded.