Poverty resulting from the lack of a constant water source has hindered the growth of crops and food security in the Turkana region of Kenya. There are few, if any, developed wells for community and livestock drinking water. Families must travel several hours searching for water. With your help, Crossroads will dig 10 large-volume, Solar powered borehole wells on 10 separate farm blocks. Each farm will be divided into ¼ acre parcels of land for 130 families! Crossroads will provide seeds and tools, along with agricultural training. Families will be able to grow their own food year round making them drought-proof! As Section six in Water In The Desert teaches, God provides Water that Grows Gardens! He makes our “deserts like Eden”, our “wastelands like the garden of the Lord” (Isaiah 51:3).
Sherry’s commitment to help provide clean water to those in need was established when she released the first edition of her devotional, Water In The Desert. Her efforts to provide water have expanded greatly! Sherry has partnered with Crossroads Relief and Development in their efforts to make Turkana, Kenya drought-proof! Proceeds from her book sales will be donated to their Streams In The Desert Project. Take a minute to read about this life-giving project and consider a partnership of your own!
Crossroads Relief & Development Turkana,
Streams in the Desert Project
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
10 Farms, some with 130 Families; That’s 1275 families who will each be able to grow a garden in the desert!
We are excited to report that the first five boreholes have been drilled! Early indication shows the water pressure is some of the highest the drillers have seen in this area. Land continues to be cleared and plots are being marked.
Thank you for those who are supporting this worthwhile project. Continue to pray as we move forward in drought-proofing families.