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Well Project in Nyameyehene, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: June 1, 2016
  • Village: Nyameyehene, Ahafo Ano District, Ashanti Region
  • Plaque Inscription: Sponsored by Deacons of New Creation Christian Fellowship In Honor of Bishop David M. Copeland, Transforming Lives in San Antonio, Texas
    Sponsored by small beginnings BIG RESULTS
  • Approximate population of the village: 800
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 500
  • Closest water source before this project: The community has depended on streams and a shallow well for their use.
Description of the Project: A new well was constructed in the village. The inside of the well was cemented with concrete and a 38-foot pipe with a new Nira pump was provided to dispense the water.

Description of the village & people:  Nyameyehene is one of the many farming villages in the Ahafo Ano District of Ashanti Region. The inhabitants are peasant crop farmers who grow cocoa, cassava, plantains, peppers, and rice. A few of the people are petty traders. Their houses are well built with concrete blocks and aluminum sheet roofing. They have a few churches in the village, but the children have to walk about two miles to get to school. There are no health clinics or electricity to serve the community.
Description of the well dedication:  About 40 people attended the well dedication ceremony. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was shared to those gathered. They were taught that Jesus died for our sins, but we still must repent of our wrongdoings. The people were encouraged to live in peace with one another at all times. After the presentation, twelve people accepted Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior. They were prayed for and asked to join a Bible-believing church in the community.


Hygiene Lecture: After the dedication, Pastor Nadabo gave a hygiene lecture for those present at the well site. He talked to them about the need to take good care of the well and its environment. They were also encouraged to store their drinking water in a clean container at home after fetching from the bore well. They were all happy and excited about the information.


Outreach and number of salvations: 12
 
 
 
Expressions of appreciation by the villagers:

Florence Nyamekye, Wasan Committee member : "I wish to thank you on behalf of the community for showing us the love of God through the provision of potable water. Water is a very scarce commodity in our community and we are very thankful for this well."

Daniel Opoku, Wasan Committee Chairman : "I wish to thank you for the work done for our village. Before the new well was drilled, our wives and children had to walk very long distances to fetch water from the stream. The provision of this well will reduce the burden on our families. God bless you and increase you in all you do, for blessing the community with potable water."

Cecelia Adoma : "We are very grateful to you for coming to our aid with this wonderful gesture. The community is very grateful to you for giving us healthy drinking water. May God bless you!"
 
 
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