Posts made in April, 2015

Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 6; Making Water

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 6; Making Water

Today is Wednesday and everyone’s work is starting to pay off.  Curt Mader, Brendan McKissick, and our entourage of folks (18 in total) have produced our first bottle of pure clean ozonated water at “21 de Abril”.  They love it.  Senor Gustavo, Superintendent of the school, could hardly believe it.  “I never dreamed we would have something like this in our school and we will provide water for all 28 communities all  feeding  children into our school”, he said.  This certainly was music to our ears.  More importantly, the community leader from Gompuene was there with us, also.  He expressed...

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Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 5; Education

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 5; Education

One of the great highlights of our water installations is the health and hygiene education.  Agua Viva utilizes much of the curriculum from Living Waters for the World (with certain enhancements) and it is just perfect for these projects and these communities.  At this project, two young intelligent indigenous Quichue girls have been trained by Agua Viva and they present the program in their native tongue.  It is extremely well received and we are overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and commitment to “affect change” in their communities. The tenants of our Education Program will not change...

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Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 4; New Friends at Rotary Riobamba

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 4; New Friends at Rotary Riobamba

We had the best time meeting our new friends on Monday night at Rotary Club of Riobamba.  We immediately received the most gracious welcome from President René Mesias and his wife Edith and Secretary Orlando Echeverría and his wife Natalia.  Both were consummate professionals and it was obvious there was strong leadership “at the top”.  Rotary banners from hundreds of other clubs were displayed on the wall indicative of the wide spread influence this club has had in other communities and countries. Agua Viva was given plenty of time (over an hour) to present our humanitarian proposal with...

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Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 3; Others Have Come Before Us

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 3; Others Have Come Before Us

We arrived in Colta Monjas Alto at 9:00 am for Palm Sunday church services at Promesa Divina.  Colta Monjas is located about 50 feet from the Pan-Am Transcontinental highway in a very small indigenous community at 12,000 feet elevation overlooking Lake Colta. It was cold that morning and there is no heating in the church.  No one has ever even dreamed of air conditioning.  But, they did have restrooms.  That was surprising.  They did have an education center.  Pastor Fernandez explained that Compassion International had assisted them with the construction of these facilities.  It is quite...

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Reflexiones de Moises: Blog Two; Sanitation, Too

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises: Blog Two; Sanitation, Too

As we drive up the highway cut through the Ecuadorian cloud forest, we are reminded of the last project installed a few months ago along this road near Pallatanga.  While proposing a water installation to this indigenous community of one thousand Quichue Indians, we asked, “Where are the bathrooms?” We have NO bathrooms!”, they responded.  We knew in an instant that any effort to improve health and hygiene in this community would need to include “sanitation”.  Not just the bricks and mortar, but some serious education about “why” they need restrooms in this community.  Once again, in our...

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