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Pete and SeanHola Amigos!  It’s been three months now since our Living Waters for the World “traveling team” made the trek to San Diego Buena Vista, Yucatan, Mexico to help our partners at the Getsemani National Presbyterian Church install their new water plant.  Since there is no cell service in SDBV, we rely on Freddy Izquierdo, the in-country LWW Coordinator, to keep us updated on the plant and our partners.  A recent report indicates that, although they have experienced a few equipment problems, they are continuing to expand their market.  They are now producing and selling around (600) 20-liter bottles each week, 150 for their own community and 450 for surrounding communities.  They have also raised 90,000 pesos (about $5000) to buy a used pickup truck for the plant.  They are having to haul raw water to fill their 4000-liter cistern at least four times each week and will ultimately need a well on their property.  We will likely help them with the well later this year.  Madisonville FPC is one of only 6 or 8 congregations in the US who are actively partnering with Presbyterian churches in the Yucatan to install LWW reverse osmosis water treatment plants.  Each plant can provide safe water for up to 2000 people for a generation.  We have been blessed to be a part of three of these plants, if we include our rehab work in Peto.  Through your prayers and financial support, several hundred children will be able to grow up without the threat of enteric diseases which cause significant illness or even death.  Gracias a Dios!