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Outside Showers Are Now Even Awesomer

LEE AND BRIANNA BUELL ARE MISSIONARIES SENT BY HILLCREST COVENANT CHURCH THROUGH THE SENDING PROJECT TO HAITI. A BIG THANKS TO BRIANNA FOR PROVIDING THIS INSIGHTFUL "DAY IN THE LIFE" UPDATE ABOUT THEIR LIVES AS THEY SERVE GOD IN HAITI.

Learn more about the mission work of Lee and Brianna Buell at wesaidyes.org

Nigel show­ing off our new out­side shower!

A great rain­storm always brings the ques­tion: “Can we put on our suits and take a shower in the rain?” And who would say no to that when Lee and I are just as eager to get out there also.

Until last week we had to use one of the down­spouts that came with the house. While this worked, it required a really good down­pour and stand­ing in a part of the gar­den that became a lake because of the rain. These down­spouts were also not con­nected with our cis­tern, so all of the water from the front of our roof was just falling on the ground.

A team came down from Kansas City two weeks ago (made up of a few Hill­cresters and the rest were mem­bers of Macado­nia Bap­tist). We loved get­ting to know so many new peo­ple. An added plus is a group of the team helped Lee to install the rest of our rain-catchment sys­tem. The front down­spouts are now con­nected to pipes that drain into our cis­tern. They work GREAT. Before, we had to get a water truck to fill the cis­tern about every 3 weeks. Now it has been almost a month and it is still VERY full because of rain about every other day for the last week.

Lee added a valve, right off our porch, so we can still take show­ers when it rains. As you can see in the pic­ture, it works great. We can turn the valve off or on, to direct the water either into the cis­tern or out the “shower head.“

Lee also said that because all new shower heads in the states are restricted by law to 2 gal­lons per mintute, the shower we have now would be ille­gal because dur­ing a hard rain it’s eas­ily 10 times that amount.

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