We had a wonderful opportunity to help provide clean water in the West Harare District in the village of Kajokoto, Zimbabwe. The countries below the equator have suffered a serious decline in safe, clean water resulting in a drought that has spawned disease and death. The Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference has had a long standing relationship with the West Harare District in Zimbabwe for a very long time. There have been seven individuals from Holiday Park that have traveled to Zimbabwe and have witnessed the need first hand. We have supported the drilling of a new well  (known as a borehole) in Kajokoto to help ease some of their  uncertain future.  Drilling a new borehole will supply 1,000 people daily with clean, safe water.  Personal use for drinking and hygiene, growing gardens and caring for livestock are of  the utmost needs. The borehole will be approximately 200 to 250 feet deep.  Solar panels will be installed to power the new pump at the bottom of the borehole and a 1,320 gallon tank will be erected to hold the water so that access to the water is immediate.  The cost of this project was $9,000.  While that sounds like a lot of money most of us,  our Church family and friends stepped up and donated the funds required.  We  united together and made the necessary project affordable.   It is written, Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”. Galatians 6.