Thursday, May 7, 2015

New prayer request.

This one is unrelated to our adoption but very much related to our family.

We, as many of you know, are building our house. Step one is drilling our well.

So here's the story. Our land is up very high.  The neighbor (who is a tad lower than us) has a well at 750 feet.  Yes we knew this going in and we have budgeted that amount into the numbers...but that equates to about $45,000 for the well.

The man we chose to drill our well is a christian man and we really have trusted him from the get go (something we understand is pretty important with your well driller...since really they could hit water at any point and we wouldn't know).

We have prayed on our land and we have prayed much that God would bless us with a great well...that's not going to cost near that amount.

Water tables can be any depth on a hill.

 Both properties way below us are at 550 feet.

 So today they drilled to 265 feet.  Here's the prayer...while they have not hit water yet...they have been in solid basalt (versus clay) since 155'.

The prayer request is this:

#1. We hit water soon. Good water.

#2. We don't run into any more clay. If we stay in solid basalt we save a LOT of money b/c we don't have to use all the casing and instead just use PVC.  The casing is extremely expensive per linear foot.

Even the well driller wrote us tonight and said if we can stay in basalt all the way to water now...we will save a LOT of money.

Please...pray this is the case.

This means a lot to our family and something we have been praying about many times a day. Now I'm sharing it with you.

Thank you, friends.

1 comment:

  1. Praying with you on this. Joshua 15:19 and Ephesians 3:20-21 came to mind. And Luke 11:12.
    We have a wonderful heavenly Father! Whatever lies ahead, may you continue to encourage yourself in the Lord.
    Your blog has been a great blessing to me, I have so enjoyed reading about your wonderful family, thank you for sharing. Greetings to all the family, from Belfast, Northern Ireland.