The GFA-supported workers told the village residents this well belonged to the entire village.
“Thinking [back on] the difficulties we faced regarding drawing water from the well, when we first saw this Jesus Well and we drew water, I was very happy,” Garjan remembers. “Actually, I can say that I was the happiest person to draw water and get pure drinking water.”
Life began to change for Garjan, Ubika, their families and the entire village. With access to a continual source of pure, sweet-tasting water, they could draw enough for drinking, cooking, washing dishes, bathing and watering their cattle. The well was closer for many people to use, and it was easier to use because it was a hand pump.
“Now I don’t have to walk to and fro several times to the other well, and I don’t have to … engage in fetching water several hours in a day,” Ubika says. “I am glad that … I can use water from the Jesus Well, which is just in front of my house.”
With improved health and more time for productive work, the entire village gained a chance to thrive. The residents, grateful for the believers who helped make this gift of compassion possible, work together to maintain the well. Whenever it needs repair, they all pitch in money to hire someone to fix it.