Water well kit arrives in Uganda!

We asked many of you to pray for the water well kit we’re bringing to Uganda to arrive complete and without having to pay customs.

Jeff Deavenport and his son Jeffery helped load the 300 pounds of tools and meet us at the airport in Tulsa for our flight. I was nervous we’d have to pay lots of extra baggage, would have to pick up our bags in Amsterdam for our layover and recheck them, then have trouble with customs upon arriving in Uganda.

Our gate agent at Delta was friendly and helpful and we were only charged $400 for the total baggage. That may sound high to you, but understand we had 7 bags of nothing but well drilling tools in addition to our personal baggage. Some of the fees were also waived, and they said the bags would be checked straight through to Entebbe, Uganda, so we felt a big burden lifted immediately and the Deavenports left after seeing the bags onto the ticket counter conveyor belt.

We flew through Amsterdam with a layover then headed to Entebbe. When we arrived Entebbe, we found all of our baggage and the well kit complete! We were thankful to God for that and even more thankful when the customs agent did not question us at all but simply waved us through with her hand. Wow. Thank God for answering prayers of our friends who also want Ugandans to use these new tools for well drilling to get clean water for good health.

8 comments on “Water well kit arrives in Uganda!

  1. That is a super WOW! Thank God for people who allow God to use them for His glory. Lee and B. J. are anxious to hear the progress and told them we would let them know when the first well is drilled. So glad all went well with your journey. Love and hugs, Dad and Mom


  2. There are tears in my eyes. I wish I could say something profound but I just feel emotionally overwhelmed, and all I can do is cry.


  3. I am not surprised because I knew that God’s servants, Greg & Jill Taylor, were the ones carrying the tools to help Africans improve their lives. God is so
    awesome in how he works through our lives when we allow him to do so.
    So thankful for your talents and willingness to go and teach with your family. What you are teaching your children on this pilgrimage is “priceless.”
    love you all……..


  4. That is awesome! I know you all are having a sweet time! Praying God’s continued abundant blessings over you!


  5. Greg,

    Keep up the spirit, you are doing the Lords work.
    This well drilling and well completion is not easy, just ask “BP”.
    You will get there.



  6. It’s incredible that you can be on the other side of the world (helping CHANGE that part of the world), and we can watch as if it is in our own backyard! You are in our prayers, Greg. God Bless you on this mission.


  7. Greg,

    It is very nice that you were able to make it and praise God for the same.

    Can you please advice where you bought Well Kits?? I have a requirement for the same.



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