Posts made in May, 2015

Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 9; When Life Gives You Lemons…

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 9; When Life Gives You Lemons…

Just in case you had not heard, Agua Viva installed a water purification system in Gompuene, Ecuador, in the fall of 2013.  We had a signed covenant, a fantastic celebration, and we had high hopes for a productive installation.  Two weeks later, we heard that during a village up-rising, the community demanded that our system be removed or it would be destroyed.  Our team was devastated to hear this news.  This certainly had never happened before.  So, our in-country team immediately travelled to Gompuene and removed the system where it was stored at Maritza Yanez’s home.  In every way, life...

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Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 8; Soap and Water

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 8; Soap and Water

Ah, the things we take for granted.  We have always had lots of soap around and in our culture (in the United States).  I guess it has always been kind of assumed that people should wash with soap. But, what if you didn’t have any soap.  What if you didn’t have any water?  Well, it gets kind of complicated.  Agua Viva does not always recommend using soap and we never recommend washing with our pure clean ozonated drinking water.  Education sure is important. On most trips, Agua Viva collects little soaps from motels and we make “courtesy bags”.  Inside each bag is a “soap”, a wash cloth, a...

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Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 7; Chupacabra

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Reflexiones de Moises: Blog 7; Chupacabra

Wednesday was a big day.  While our install team was busy making water, another team was off making a followup visit at one of our most successful sites;  Promesa Divina in Colta Monjas Altos.  While meeting with our friends of several years, we were honored to receive a Bible, written in their native language Quichue. During our two hour meeting, we were interrupted by a group of local villagers with an emergency.  The community had been invaded by a Chupacabra.  A Chupacabra is a contemporary mythical creature that presumably sucks the blood from its victims.  38 sheep had been killed in...

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