Bakers Posted by Paul and Tania Baker on Sat, 11 May 2013 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

With just 2 months until we return to Ireland for our 6 months of Home Assignment, there are of course many things we are looking forward to – an abundance of fresh water from the tap being one of them.

There are certain rules regarding water that everyone needs to follow at Kiwoko:

1. When you have a shower the water will be cold unless you have a solar water heater. (Thank you UK tax man)

2. You should not have a very long shower and should collect the water in a basin at your feet. This water can be used to flush your toilet. In the absence of water in a basin from your shower to flush the toilet, rule 3 applies.

3. If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down.

4. Throughout rainy season all rainwater should be collected in big tanks. You will be glad of this in dry season.

5. Any leaks in your water collection system should have a bucket beneath them to collect water trying to escape.

6. Rainwater that has run off your roof and stored in a big tank is not safe to drink.

7. Drinking water should be collected from the local borehole. It should then be boiled in a very large pot on an outside stove for at least 10 minutes. Once it has cooled down run it through a water filter. It is now cleaner than bottled water.

8. You should also use this filtered water to clean your teeth.

9. No water should be wasted. Water that you washed your clothes in is perfect for watering your plants.

10. When it rains give thanks to God. When it’s dry pray to God. Trust in him at all times. For…

‘Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

And Jesus has promised ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:37-38)

These rules are not compulsory but you will live a lot longer if you follow them.

Please note: the photo with the water bottles is the property of WaterSchool – a charity registered in Canada and USA which has partnered with Kiwoko Hospital to help provide safe water to communities.


Linda and Iain said Mon, 27 May 2013 12:34PM
Hi Paul and Tania, You'll be glad to know that there is plenty of water here for you to come back to!! It's the usual bank holiday Monday rain for us. Looking forward to hearing from you on your return. It's been great getting to know Jonny and Suzanne - a real encouragement to see their enthusiasm. I'm sure you can't wait to see them too. God bless you in these final few weeks as you prepare to come home. Love Linda and Iain

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