[Campbells in PNG] House Update - Feb 2015

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An Update on Our House...

Some of you have asked how much is needed to repair our roof in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and we can now answer that! In our last update we let you know that the roof on our house in PNG needs to be replaced. It is old, rusty, and it is currently leaking when it rains hard. It is rainy season there, so more heavy rains are expected.

Our construction team in PNG has evaluated the work that needs to be done and has estimated that it will cost a total of $8000 (USD) to replace the roof and make other needed repairs. We have found out that our rain water tanks will need to be replaced as well (our source of drinking water), so that cost is included.  More details about this project can be found below. We have already received a number of gifts totaling $2000 toward these repairs and so the remaining need to complete this project is $6000.

Thank you so much to those of you who have given already to help us with these repairs!  We would appreciate your continued prayers for the remaining funds to complete this project and for the right timing, taking into account our renters (and the pounding over their heads that it would mean), and the schedule of our already overly-busy construction team. At this time they are projecting that they may not be able to work on our house until April. Thankfully there have not been any more heavy rains since the original incident so leakage has been minimal!

If you would like to give toward this project:

You can click on the button below to give online, as usual, and click on the "add instructions" option to add a note stating that the gift is "for roof and water tank repairs."

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Or you can send a check made out to Wycliffe Bible Translators with a separate note stating—“preference for the ministry of Andrew and Melody Campbell (# 213797) for roof and water tank repairs” and mail it to the following address:

Wycliffe Bible Translators
P.O. Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862-8200

Additional Details of the Project:

Above are pictures of our roof and our current water tanks. The roofing iron (metal sheets that make up our roof) need to be replaced. The pitch/angle of the roof also needs to be increased to improve water flow off the roof and prevent leaking like this again. This necessitates a change to the location of our rain water tanks--our only source of drinking water--to the lower side of our sloped yard so that we can collect rain water off of the entire roof. Our current water tanks are old and leaking and we knew they would need to be replaced soon. We are told that they will not hold up to a move to a new location, and that a new tank is needed now. Our two existing metal water tanks (which held a total of 7570 liters) will be replaced with a new single 9500-liter plastic tank and placed on the lower side of the house.This will allow us to collect and store more drinking water than before with less rust than before!

If you would like further details about this project please feel free to email us.

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