Apr 29

Pedaling with our hands…

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On Friday, four of us (Daniel Shanzuh, Benard Kimanzi, Jill Parsons and myself)  made a “quick” (NOT!) trip to Gilgil area (about 1 1/2 hours from Nairobi) to visit a school where they are using the Better Water Maker as a way of providing clean water for their students. We (ICCM) are considering purchasing some of these for our schools here–and we just wanted to see it in action. The students at the school LOVE being able to provide the necessary energy to pump and purify the water through the filter. They take about 10 minutes at each break (4 breaks in the day) , to purify enough water for all of them to have throughout the day–and some even fill bottles and take clean water home.

As you can imagine, this can become a competition–so I challenged Benard to see who could “pedal” faster. I started out pedaling faster, but Benard definitely won the endurance award!  I think the students got a good laugh out of it!

The school we visited is a private school, but not a Christian school. Daniel began talking with them about Jesus and discovered that some of them, did not know who Jesus was! So during our “introductions, both Daniel and I shared Jesus with them…and are hoping that in some way the Lord will use that to draw them to Himself. What a joy it is knowing that at our FMCK ICCM Schools, the children are hearing about Jesus on a daily basis. :)

 

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