After about 2.5 weeks of well-drilling and reaching 90 feet, the drilling apparatus broke INSIDE the well. The tube that connects the drill bit to the drill rig snapped about 25 feet down. Because of the way it broke, there was no way to get the 65 feet of metal tube and the drill bit out with the tools the drilling team had.
So, making sure they had tried everything they could, the drill team packed up their equipment and headed home to do maintenance on the drill rig, talk over a plan of action with their boss, and find equipment to extract the broken tubing and drill bit still in the hole.
As of right now, we’ve not heard back from the drilling team as to future plans, but when they left, they assured us they would be back to finish the job!
Obviously, this is not how WE had planned this. We had in our minds the plan that we thought would best glorify God and help us. However, from knowing God, we know that this is NOT beyond His control. We know Him as the Creator of the World, the rocks, the water, etc. He is the Provider of everything we need, and the Lover of our Souls. His plan for us and for this community of Nahuatl is infinitely greater than anything WE could dream of, and so we rest and trust Him to work His plan in this situation.
Thanks for praying with us for the Nahuatl, for their salvation, and for water. Please keep praying! The needs have not changed!