Sunday, May 24, 2009

Waiting for Water

This is what it means to wait for water in Lui. If it doesn’t break your heart, then your heart is stronger than mine. Read here.

The situation is better now. In 2006, the people of Lui only had shallow boreholes. Now we have drilled deep-water wells, which have a more reliable and much cleaner supply. And we have contracted with a company that has very fine hydrologists, who can drill for water without the risk of striking oil. And we are trying to drill more and more wells, so that the girls and women don't have to walk so far to get clean drinking water.

I know I mostly write about my life here or about Anglican Communion issues. But now we have missioners in the Diocese of Lui, Sudan (blogging at LuiNotes and LuLuLui) and bikers riding for Waters of Hope. So my attention is focused on our sisters and brothers in southern Sudan.

Read more at the website of the Diocese of Missouri, or go straight to our "Donate" page (and be sure to scroll down to the "Diocese of Lui" bullet). If you are moved to make a donation, I encourage you to give in the "unrestricted" category, which gives us latitude to provide support where it is most needed.

Most of all ... pray! Pray for the people of Lui. Pray for the clergy and leaders in Lui. Pray for our missioners who are there now. Pray for the rebuilding and development in southern Sudan.


Blogger Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

5/25/2009 8:32 AM  
Blogger bfelice said...

Ms. Fox, I know you are not the biggest twitter fan, but the SAG team for waters of hope is already sending updates., and search for the term #woh

Photos from this morning's send-off from Lake St Louis to Hannibal via Louisiana are uploading as we speak to Again, search for keyword #woh to see them.

A short video will be at, again, look for #woh as the identifier.

5/25/2009 11:33 AM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Göran speaks!! (Good to hear from you; it's been a long time.)

Many thanks, Beth, for the tips (and the tolerance).
The photos here are great!
And [sit down before you read this] I created a twitter account just so I could keep up. Aren't you proud of me? ;-)

5/25/2009 12:05 PM  
Blogger Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Yes I speak - but only on the Internet; my feleton is dead.

Quite a change after a month ;=)

5/25/2009 4:06 PM  
Blogger bfelice said...


5/25/2009 4:31 PM  

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