Imani Lodwar Campus is in Turkana County which lies within the arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya. It experiences low annual and erratic rainfall, with very high temperatures and high evaporation rates. The water resources in the area are not well developed and as a result, the county faces both physical and economic water scarcity.
The gift of clean water is something that many of us take for granted. However, in some parts of the world, access to clean and safe drinking water is a luxury that is not readily available. That is why the water project initiated by Imani Ministries is such a blessing to the people of Lodwar.
Thanks to the collaboration of Panacea Chocolates of Anne and Brent Thurmond and Faith Radio for their generous donations that has made this project successful. Imani Ministries offered space and implementation of the project at its Lodwar campus. The project began in February, and after months of hard work and dedication, a 50-meter water well was successfully drilled.
The project team conducted geological surveys and obtained the necessary permits from both the
central and county governments. Good quality water was found at the depth of 50 meters, and a sample of the water was sent to the government laboratory for testing, which confirmed that it is fit for domestic use.
The team also installed a solar pump and panel kits with a fabricated water tower. Currently, the piping is ongoing, and soon, the water will be available for more than 200 households within the Imani campus.
As we reflect on the blessings that this project will bring to the people of Lodwar, it’s essential to remember that the Bible teaches us the importance of helping those in need, especially during times of drought and famine as it is in Turkana. Isaiah 41:17-18, “When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will
not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will
make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.” The Lord has indeed used Imani Ministries and her partners to answer to the needs of the locals around the globe.
The Imani Ministries water project is an excellent example of how we can come together to bless others in practical and life-changing ways. We are grateful for all those who supported this noble cause, and we pray that this water project will be a source of blessing to the people of Lodwar for many years to come and that through this project lives will be transformed.
James 2:14-17 – “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ”Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
We are grateful for the Thurmond’s through Panacea Chocolates, Scott through Faith Radio and Imani Ministries in Africa. The linkage and networks has surely born fruits for the glory of God.