Forever changed by clean water

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This summer, blogger Rachel Teodoro traveled with us to Uganda to dedicate a new clean water borehole for one of our communities.

Through her eyes, witness the energy and pure joy that the people of this community felt at having clean water, and see how they will be forever changed by it.

I was crying before we even got out of the van. The crowd was at least 200 strong. We could hear the singing. We could feel the joy from the songs being sung. Words we didn’t know, sounds we weren’t familiar with, but smiles and expressions that didn’t require the same language to understand that they radiated a thankfulness and joy unlike any I had heard. There were mothers with babies on their hips and children of all ages. Even men stopped their afternoon work and came out to this celebration. They were gathered to dedicate a borehole.