Newsletter


Greetings to each of you, I have some wonderful news to share: The pump and panels have been installed for the well at the Elma Centre. They work well and the sun provides the power to bring the water out of the ground for the children to use. We are still working on the piping necessary, and the tank instillation for the water storage at the top of the property. We are very thankful to the Lord for the water and what this means for...

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Greetings to all of you, I am sorry for not sending some information about what is happening at the Elma Centre. I had asked that you pray about the analysis report for our water. Well, we now have it. The color of the water is a light brown, and it has high Iron and Manganese contents, but other wise it is fine. The hope is that after some time the water will clear up. We are working on finding out what has to be done if it does not....

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Dear Friends and Supports of Elma, I have not written for I have been waiting for the report from the government on the water analyst . It has not come yet. Please pray that we might hear from them so we can continue the development of the well project. We are making progress in getting the Administration building completed. The floors are now poured and the ceilings are being put in. The glass should go in the windows this coming...

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Dear friends and Supporters, I wish to let you know that test pumping went very, very well.  They were able to pump some 9m3 per hr for twenty-four hours.  We pumped into the dam and nearly filled it up. This is a very big supply of water,  It has to be tested and we have to get a permit to use it.  We are still waiting to get the estimates of the cost of pumps, and power supply but that will come soon now that we know the water is...

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Dear Friends and Supporters, I have not sent out a report for a few days.  After the casings were put down, all is at rest until they come to test pump the well. That may not happen until this weekend. In the mean time I am trying to get estimates on the cost of  a pumping system to get the water to the tanks at the top of the property, some 400 meters from the well.  The tanks are higher than the rest of the land and can feed the...

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Greetings to all of you as members of the Elma family, Praise the Lord for the results of the effort on the part of the well drilling crew. They found that there was a minor aquifer at 45 meters, another one at 60 meters. They continued down through a thick layer of clay into some rock, past the rock into a major aquifer at 126 meters. They continued until they reached 130 meters. There they stopped for the day. Helen and I went down...

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Greetings again, They have reached down to over 80 meters. There is water at this level, but they are in a clay layer. They do not want stop here for the clay is not good as a well base. They hope to drill down past the clay into some rock, perhaps down to 100 meters or so. They will work on that tomorrow. They feel there is sufficient water but according to the geologist there is more water below. If they can reach another aquifer...

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Dear Friends and Supporters, The company that is drilling the well has decided to start work in a new location some 60 feet from the present hole. We are working on finding out where that new location is to be. Dilly is coming up tomorrow to help us. (He was the one that located the water in the first place) The underground stream is not very wide and we do not want start in a new place without being sure there is water below. They...

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Greetings Friends and Supporters of the Elma Centre – We praise the Lord and give thanks that the well drilling company has sent their rig to the Elma Centre and they have already gone down 65 meters. We will keep you posted as to the progress. Please continue to pray for children in school, Some are still looking for the right school to go to after High school. The work on the buildings is continuing. We are now getting a...

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Dear Friends and Supporters, This new year has already brought blessings from the Lord. In fact before the end of 2010 we found out the wonderful news that we might have a stream of water passing through the corner of the Elma Property.  We took the risk to invest in a government survey of the site and it turned out that we do indeed have a place we could drill for water. It would be between 160 meters and 200 meters down. (500 to 600...

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Dear Supporters and friends of the Elma Family, The Lord has been blessing the development of the Elma Barnett Children’s Centre Kamonong. But just who are those who make up the Elma Centre? You may have been wondering how many children and young adults you are caring for when you support the Elma Centre. We now have three standard one pupils, one standard two, three, standard threes, six standard fours, seven standard five, one...

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Dear Friends and Supporters of The Elma Barnett Children’s Centre-Kamonong, We want to rejoice with you over what the Lord has done through you for the year 2009 and let you know what our goals are for the first part of 2010, and share with you an answer to all our prayers. We are praising the Lord for the gifts that came in from you during the year of 2009. They amounted to approximately $101,000.00 Plus $1000.00 from supporters here...

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