Hope for Kingsway’s Water Crisis

On April 18-19, Kingsway was excited to have Ken Watkins from Genesis Waters on campus. Genesis Waters is a ministry based in Grand Rapids, Michigan that provides clean water for outreach-oriented Christian ministries around the world.

Ken was able to look at Kingsway’s collapsed well and assess their bore hole, which gives a small amount of water per day which doesn’t smell or taste good. He also walked the whole 2 km with the students to where they are currently fetching water. It’s a long haul, especially uphill with full jerry cans on the way home! Check out this video:

Ken was also able to look over Kingsway’s property, assess their current well situation, and offer some next steps.  He was optimistic about the possibilities after his visit.

First, Ken recommended they get a new water survey done of the whole property to determine the optimal place to drill a new well, in terms of soil conditions and depth. If there is indeed a prime place to drill, Genesis Waters will help install it.

If there are no good places to drill, then they will install equipment for rain harvesting since the area gets a lot of rain. Rain is a good supplemental source of water to be used for bathing and watering the animals and garden.  This is something that could be done gradually, a few buildings at a time.

The students were very impressed that Ken put forth the effort to spend time with them and walk with them the whole way to where they fetch their water.  They showered their affections on him in a final “thank-you” assembly.

Ken was humbled by the attention he received when the students performed a variety of skits and dances for him. He left Kingsway with many new friends! Ken then flew on to Kenya for other projects there.

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