On returning to the water point almost four years later, the people still remember the principles of hygiene and sanitation taught by the church and are practising healthy behaviours.
Pastor Seraphin told us that the well has made the church known in the community and it has opened doors for evangelism because they can now enter areas and homes that they were expelled from before. He said that Muslims are receptive to the church today. Back in 2017, twelve people dedicated their lives to Christ in Adjeomi and now go to church in a neighbouring village.
The next step is to build a church closer to the village. The community in Adjeomi has been saving money to purchase a piece of land worth 240,000 CFA (about $600 AUD) in Albarika Etuba village. The goal is to build a church there so that believers from Adjeomi and Albarika-Etuba could meet there for services.
Beyond the time that GAiN spends in a community, it is the local church that remains, acts as a center of ongoing development and creates impact over lifetimes.
Today, the church in Adjeomi has worked to bring peace and life to their community, and have used their effective management skills and entrepreneurial mindset to purchase land to build a church themselves. They are taking great initiative to grow and develop in order to see their community flourish.