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2012 Mission Trip Report

The 2012 Marion Medical Mission Team installed 2575 shallow wells with a total of 2754 completed by the end of the year.  The wells included over 500 in Tanzania and 500 in Zambia with the rest in Malawi.

There were two teams this year. The first team, Tom & Jocelyn Logan, Hayden Boyd, Jesse Dimmock, Daniel & Ellen Doshier, Tom & Karen Dragano, Tim Exley, Wade Halva, Dan Kingery, Ken Manwaring, Doug Meyer, Jim & Carol Nussbaumer, Meg Presley, Bob & Carol Rose, Chelsea Rose and Steve Teksten was there from Sept 16th thru Oct 7th.  

The second team,  Tom & Jocelyn Logan, Paul Adams, Jack Allison, Jesse Dimmock, Ed Hoke, Saul Huber, Allen & DiAnne Hughes, Doug Kee, Bob Koster, Charles Lewis, Joel Magee, Max Martini, Jim & Carol Nussbaumer, Meg Presley, Betty Samelson, Dale Stanley and Marty Wilson was there from Oct 7th thru Oct 28th.  

 Team 1
Team One

TEAM ONE:

Rear - from left to right:
Bob Rose, Hayden Boyd, Ken Manwaring, Chelsea Rose, Karen Dragano, Doug Meyer, Dan Kingery

Middle - from left to right:
Jesse Dimmock, Carol Nussbaumer, Carol Rose, Steve Teksten, Tom Dragano, Jocelyn Logan, Tim Exley, Wade Halva

Front - from left to right:
Tom Logan, Mr. Khosa, Daniel Doshier, Ellen Doshier, Meg Presley, Jordan Banda, Jim Nussbaumer

 

 

Tom Logan, Marion, Illinois, covered most of the entire region installing wells and coordinating everyone!!

Jocelyn Logan , Marion, Illinois, helped plan and coordinate the work of our mission team & worked with the local accounting folks. .

Hayden Boyd,  Davidson, North Carolina, on his seventh trip with MMM, introduced a new data collection system and installed shallow wells.

Jesse Dimmock, Decatur, Georgia, on her first trip with MMM, shot photos, video and gathered material for a documentary.

Daniel Doshier, Yellville, Arkansas, on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Ellen Doshier, Yellville, Arkansas, on her second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Karen Dragano, Ft. Collins, Colorado, on her fifth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Tom Dragano, Ft. Collins, Colorado, on his fifth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Tim Exley, Roswell, Georgia, on his fifth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Wade Halva, Marion, Illinois, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Dan Kingery, Centralia, Illinois, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Ken Manwaring, Thomasville, Georgia, on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Doug Meyer, Coffeen, Illinois, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Carol Nussbaumer, Estes Park, Colorado on her eighth trip with MMM, worked at the School for the Hard of Hearing. 

Jim Nussbaumer, Estes Park, Colorado on his fourteenth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells. 

Meg Presley, Birmingham, Alabama, on her seventh trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Bob Rose, Golden, Colorado, on his second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Carol Rose, Golden, Colorado, on her second trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Chelsea Rose, Golden, Colorado, on her first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Steve Teksten, Greeley, Colorado, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

TEAM TWO:

Rear - from left to right:
Allen Hughes, Charles Lewis, Bob Koster, Dale Stanley, Ed Hoke, Marty Wilson, Joel Magee

 

Middle - from left to right:
Doug Kee, Paul Adams, DiAnne Hughes, Betty Samelson, Jack Allison, Meg Presley, Max Martini, Saul Huber, Jesse Dimmock, Carol Nussbaumer, Jim Nussbaumer

Front - from left to right:
Jocelyn Logan, Tom Logan

Team 2
        Team Two

Tom & Jocelyn Logan, Jesse Dimmock, Carol & Jim Nussbaumer  and Meg Presley stayed over for the second team as well.

Paul Adams, Monticello, Illinois, on his seventh trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Jack Allison, Ashville, North Carolina, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Ed Hoke, Herrin, Illinois, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Saul Huber, Coffeen Illinois, on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Allen Hughes, Ord Nebraska on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

DiAnne Hughes, Ord Nebraska on her first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Doug Kee, Plymouth, Michigan, on his fourth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Bob Koster, Northridge, California, on his sixth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Charles Lewis, St. Simons Island, Georgia, on his sixth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Joel Magee, Erie, Pennsylvania, on his fifth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Max Martini, Marion, Illinois on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Betty Samelson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, on her fourth trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

Dale Stanley, Altamont, Illinois on his first trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.

 Marty Wilson,  Loveland, Colorado on his seventh trip with MMM, installed shallow wells.


This year we still had some issues consistently getting diesel fuel - but not nearly as bad as last year.   We were better prepared to store, handle and filter the fuel so we did not have the vehicle damage from bad fuel we had last year.   The biggest change this year was that we began using a new electronic data collection system, based on hand-held Android devices with software developed by Hayden Boyd.  We were very pleased with the minimal problems encountered with it and it really will reduce the workload on the accountants tabulating the results and paying the builders as a result.  It also gives us a wealth of data we can use to make more improvements in our ongoing programs.

The best understanding of the impact of the trip can be found in first hand accounts from some of the team members. 

"Shallow Water Well Project in Zambia" Jack Allison, MD

"What Differeence Does A Year Make?" Daniel and Ellen Doshier

"The Glue Guys" Karen Dragano

"A Blessing on Many Different Levels" Rev. Ed Hoke

"A Prepared Newbie" Allen Hughes

"God's Hands and Feet in Africa" DiAnne Hughes

"We Just Keep On Going" Doug Kee

"A Visit to Chigulu Village" Charles Lewis

"Come to Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia - Part #5" Joel Magee

"You Are From Marion, The Town?" Max Martini

"With God, All Things Are Possible" Doug Meyer

"7 Weeks But Not One Well" Carol Nussbaumer

"Ho-Hum ... Another Miracle ..." Meg Presley

"Unforgettable Moments!" Carol Rose

"Where I Saw God!" Steve Teksten

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