The trucks are loaded, and tomorrow Pete & I, along with our partners Tom & Teresa, and Katie & Rachel head south to Las Moras. We are more than excited to once again be living in the village, and spending time getting to know the Nahuatl people. This also includes learning their language and culture as we build meaningful relationships with them.
Also our first work team is coming out on November 8th to work on our tribal home! We are praying we are able to assist them in getting a lot of large projects done, like pouring our concrete floor, and putting in the plumbing.
We are in Mexico, but many of you, our faithful partnership team, are working over time to help us with a specific project, bringing clean water to the village of Las Moras, Mexico.
Below is information on the current water situation in Las Moras:
In Las Moras, Mexico, the Nahuatl people have few options for water. Some haul it from a nearby stream where people also bathe and wash laundry. Some haul it from small, dirty springs that are often muddied by livestock. Some gather it from puddles when it rains. None of them have access to clean water, and many suffer from water-borne illnesses like typhoid and dysentery. When a team from New Tribes Mission, including Pete & Liesl Hypki, began working in Las Moras, they immediately identified clean water as one of the community’s needs. The remote location, depth, and size of the well needed to provide clean water placed an estimate at $20,000. The team from New Tribes Mission began earnestly seeking funds in early 2011, with the hope of raising enough money to drill the well in May 2012. The goal is to make clean water available for all the people who live there, including the team from New Tribes Mission.
All of you can be a part of the project to bring clean water to Las Moras. All it takes is a visit to Culvers!
What: Las Moras Well Project Fundraiser
Where: Culvers, Wisconsin Dells (across from Starbucks)
When: November 1, 2011 from 10:00am to 10:00pm
What do I do: Come enjoy a meal with your friends and family, and Culvers will proudly donate 10% of the days proceeds to the Las Moras Well Project!
If you can’t come to Culvers on November 1st you can still be a part of helping Pete, myself, and our team bring clean water to Las Moras. We would like to raise the $20,000 needed to dig the well by May 2012, and are only about 1/4 of the way to our financial goal. The faster we have a good source of clean water in Las Moras the faster we will be able to bring the truth of the gospel to the Nahuatl, and the healthier we all will be.
Would you pray with us for God’s provision for our water needs?
Would you like to help finance a well for Las Moras?
Call New Tribes Mission’s Finance Office at 1-866-547-2460 to donate with a credit card. Specify your gift is for the Mexico Fund – Well Project.
OR, send a check made out to New Tribes Mission to
New Tribes Mission
1000 East First Street
Sanford, Florida 32771
with a note saying it is for “the Mexico Fund – Well Project”
We appreciate you prayers and participation with this project, so that together we can provide Las Moras with clean water, and press forward in bringing the light of life in Christ to the Nahuatl.