Trip to Maramara – Thursday

On Thursday, we were able to get the UN flight to Goz Beida. Here is a brief update on our day.

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This is our plane we arrived in. It is always a bit exciting to me to land on a stone runway.


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We went straight from the airport to visit with the governor of this state. There are 22 states. This is the governor who is based on Goz Beida and is also the governor over the village of Maramara. It is interesting to meet out in the heat on leather chairs. He was very kind and I thanked him from our church – that he has provided the security for us to be able to visit this part of Chad. He thanked us for coming, promised our safety, and thanked us for the help in the villages.


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The governor's hands are badly mangled from an explosive earlier in his life.


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It takes between an hour to 90 minutes to get to our village. And this is what the "road" often looks like.


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And here is our well!! It is women and children who use it. Men work on the bricks. The women are working on repairing homes. But water has always been a "woman's job" in the villages.


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Here are three of the girls carrying water back to the village. The cans that they are carrying were part of the gift that Northridge recently gave following their fire disaster. Each family was giving 2 of these cans for water transport. 


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Here is the well in action! It was emotional for me to watch them pump the water!

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