My name is Autumn Buzzell and I live and work in Ghana, West Africa with City of Refuge Ministries. Here, I run our school, Faith Roots International Academy, and get to be a part in rescuing and the healing of children who have been trafficked into the fishing trade, orphaned, abandoned, and those who just need a little extra loving. What an amazing gift this life is!

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Road to Water

We are faced with an interesting water situation here at the Children's Village. When I left in December, we had a high pressure week and a low pressure week.  But, at some point in January, it became a high pressure week and a no water week. 

We have gotten used to it and are blessed with having a well on our property to help when we are on no water weeks. In fact, our access to water is so much better than so many in our area.

But, two weeks ago, our "water week", our pipe that is connected to the main water pipe, burst. It was up to the government to come and reconnect our water pipe. And, as usual, when waiting for the government, be prepared to wait...

So, we are going on our third week of no water, no reconnection. 

The worst part of it all is that with no access to tap water, we don't have regular access to drinking water as our well water has some sulfuric problems and isn't drinakable.  So, we have been living on limited fluids these days...praying for the water to turn back on.

But, learning to trust God in the things I don't have any control over...I decided to take you on a little journey today, the road to water. Here is how we get water every day:

Our road to the well

Walking these red roads

Our little path in through the tall weeds...now imagine this after a rainy day...not so fun...but thankful for our access!

Raphael waiting to fetch water

Getting water for bath time

John was doing his washing under the shade of the trees.

Benard washing clothes before school starts tomorrow.

Usually it's on our heads back home, but with two buckets, our hands are the best way to carry a heavy load.

And there you have it! The road to water here at CORM.

Maybe next time you turn on water to take your bath or shower or brush your teeth or fill a cup of water to drink, you might be grateful for the access you have to running water. It's such a blessing!

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