Partners in Ministry
“One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” — Albert Schweitzer
The end of January and February 2012 brought a lot of activity to God’s Hill in Sanjweru, Kenya. A team of architects and engineers with Engineering Ministries International (eMI) visited the site to begin the process of drawing plans for Sanjweru Medical Center. It was a blessing to observe this team’s commitment to excellence. There is no doubt that SMC will be a more excellent institution because of the touch of eMI on it! Here you can see the surveyors working on the land, and the architects and engineers are working on site from their first day in Sanjweru! The team started by touring the site but the end of each day was always the same; they enjoyed playing with the children!
The partnerships and friendships we have been privileged to form are a beautiful illustration of the Body of Christ in action! We thank God for the incredible tapestry of love and service He has created through our partnership with eMI.
“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” – Luciano DeCrescenzo
Another partnership that God cultivated for Touching Lives was with Water Missions (WM). It was by God’s grace that the eMI team was on God’s Hill at the end of January when WM was there! The WM engineer is in the center of the picture below and is surrounded by eMI team members, TLKenya volunteers, and community members.
WM comes beside ministries in carrying out water surveys, finding reputable drillers, and in the installation of water treatment systems once a bore hole is drilled. Their commitment to excellence shines through all they do.
We were delighted to watch the drilling trucks drive onto the land, set up camp, and commence drilling the bore hole. Many community members joined the eMI and Touching Lives team watching the drilling with joyful and hopeful eyes.
Even as all this activity was happening in the lower section of God’s Hill, the WM engineer and community members were working hard uphill digging the foundation for the water treatment house that has become instrumental in providing clean water to the people of Sanjweru, Kenya for the first time in generations. Only God!
Jesus…said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” — John 4:10