Alan Shea gives us an exciting report about God's provision for ELWA.
Sandwiched tightly between two trips to Houghton, New York, the trip to California was a great success--meeting and thanking the folks at Parker Hannifin who worked so hard on the water treatment systems for ELWA, and purchasing and packing up several more tons (literally) of equipment and supplies for ELWA that could be squeezed into the water treatment system containers. (It's just not the missionary thing to waste empty space in a container!) Parker was very gracious in letting us do all this work in their parking lot and were helpful in every possible way. The Lord through Parker has been very good to us--the value of the water treatment systems that Parker has donated is $180,000. Thank you, Lord!
Miracle of miracles (and you can pray that the miracle will not be interrupted!), the three water treatment containers and their contents are due to sail on a ship out of the Port of Long Beach today (Feb 19). This is despite a months-long strike that has left over thirty ships waiting outside port -- based on photos I took from the plane on the way back from California! The containers are supposed to arrive in Liberia on April 9, and we are told that they will change ships in Balboa (Panama) and Algeciras (Spain), which is another answer to prayer: we are shipping paint that must not freeze, and changing ships in Rotterdam (Holland) might have ruined the paint!
Pray that we can get the customs paperwork completed in advance so that they can be delivered to ELWA within a day or two of arrival.