At the end of May we were blessed to have a team from Eagle’s Wings Disc Golf install the very first disc golf course in Zambia, here at our Push The Rock campus in Macha!
It goes without saying that we are thrilled with this new addition of activity we can offer our community, while hoping that it can even catch on from here and expand into other parts of Zambia and beyond!
The team spent a week with us, investing their time installing the course while teaching children, youth, and even adults, the fundamentals and rules of the game through daily clinics. We are also grateful for all their sponsors who enabled them to leave behind several portable disc catchers, and many discs for us to use as we now work towards developing the game further here within the community.
Eagle’s Wings Disc Golf put together a nice little video discussing the project, CLICK HERE to check it out!!
A huge thank you to Eagle’s Wings and their sponsors at the PDGA(Professional Disc Golf Association) on behalf of Push The Rock Zambia! Shortly after the trip, The PDGA posted an article about the trip, which you can read on their website HERE!
When we first found an area for our new sports area where our soccer field is being ‘built,’ we knew one day we’d need to have access to drinking water nearby since currently there is none. We didn’t know the timing of it, we just knew when and if there was money available, (hopefully by next year), we’d get it done.
About two weeks ago a borehole(well) drilling crew rolled into our community to do some work for the local hospital. After about a week of seeing their work, and hearing about the results they were getting around the area, we thought it may be wise to ask them to drill one for us. A big part of the cost of getting a well drilled here is the transportation cost of getting the rig and all the equipment out to us in the bush. It made sense that if possible we should jump at the chance to reduce the cost significantly as the rig was already working nearby.
Understanding our situation, some friends of Push The Rock Zambia back in the USA rallied together to provide the funding we needed to drill our very own well. The drillers came and after several hours of drilling they hit a good water source just about 30 meters away from our soccer field. Since we do not currently have electricity at the field, for now we have installed a hand pump that will be more than able to provide all the drinking water we need for work and recreation at our sporting fields.
A link to a short video clip of the drilling process starting, click HERE.
This is just another example of how the Lord continues to provide for us. We are ever grateful for such support from many people around the world. Atuyandane.
- The rig arriving on location.
- Watching with anticipation.
- Sun fading on a great day.
- Water struck!
- Our new hand pump.