Over the next two weeks we’ll be sharing a series of inspiring stories and videos as part of our annual partnership drive. As you reflect on these stories, consider joining our efforts and renewing your support as an Operation Blessing Monthly Partner.
HONDURAS – Four times a day, Yenny descends a steep mountain slope from her village to collect water from their only source—a natural spring. But it isn’t the trip down the mountain that is so grueling; it’s the climb back up.
Yenny lifts a heavy 5-gallon bucket of water onto her head before she makes the climb. Over time her task has caused back pain, headaches, and soreness in her feet and arms. But Yenny had no other option—her family needed water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and more. Her brothers worked all day to provide for the family, and her aging mother could no longer make the trek, so the task fell to Yenny.
Her village had collected water at the same source for more than 100 years. Yenny thought that someday her children would have to do the same.
But all of that changed when Operation Blessing came to her village.
The team from OB Honduras offered Yenny’s village an innovative solution—a pump system to bring the water up the mountain to the village. Even better, the team installed faucets in each house in Yenny’s village—bringing running water right into their homes.
“That day, I jumped for joy,” Yenny said. “It made me so happy. Thanks, Operation Blessing, you’ve made our dream come true.”
Today you can begin having an impact like this in communities like Yenny’s around the world. Will you to live your faith in 2012 by partnering with Operation Blessing and committing to bless the poor in the coming year?