Terry and Kathy Waller
Terry and Katny Waller are 20 year missionary veterans having served the rural poor in Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa and Bolivia, South America as agricultural missionaries. Terry is an ordained Baptist minister. He is a member of Southland Baptist Church and serves as a staff missionary for Water For All Southland and Executive Director of Water For All International. Other stuff you minght want to know.(Terry is in his late 50, skinney, and almost bald. He is a pretty good banjo player, mediocer golfer and former wanna be bull rider who got bucked off a lot.) Kathy is much smarter than Terry and started Hope Bolivia , a village cottage indurstry that has helped 50 very poor rural women generate more than $30,000 in income for the women and their children. Terry and Kathy have 5 children and 2 grandkids, a horse a donkey some sheep, a sheep dogs and cats to keep the rattlesnakes on the training farm where they live away. There is also a small flock of chickens and a guinea hen to help with that.
Spiritual Formations, laison and communications guy for Water For All. Kim is a 60 something seminary trained pastor in Austin Texas and former IMB missionary to Bolivia. Other stuff you might want to know. Kim is a tall blond scandinavian looking former ski guy from Golden Colorado and learned to frequently grit his teeth to filter dirty pond water he often shared for a round of mate with guarani indians in Bolivia. He literally knows inside and out the consequences of dirty water.
Teofilo is a village leader in the homestead village of San Julian. Teofilo is WFA’s associate currently overseeing WFA’s local programs and ministries in San Julian, Bolivia. Other stuff you might want to know. Teo is one of the best men Terry has ever known. He speaks Spanish, Aymara and Quecha. He is originally from rual La Paz, his father died at an early age, he grew up on a homestead in tropical Eastern Bolivia. He saw his brother die of malaria, and his home an village were washed away by floods a few years ago. He has drilled hundereds of low cost water wells.
Ivo Fru Ngufor
Ivo is a Cameroonian trained to drill low cost wells in San Julian Bolivia. He is really not staff but we liked Ivo and his name got up here somehow so we kept it there. He is an informal WFA associate currently drilling for the public and NGOs in Cameroon. Ivo has drilled over 30 wells in Cameroon. Other stuff you might want to know. Ivo is trained in computer programing, couldn't find a job for that in Cameroon and was a "street hawker" selling knick knacks He made his way all the to Bolivia from Cameroon to learn to drill water wells. Teofilo taught him to drill. One poor guy from South Amnerica teaching another poor guy from Africa how to drill water wells. Pretty cool! Ivo is back now in Cameroon drilling wells and teachng other low cost drillers too. He is from the Bamenda area, a sharp dresser but learned to get really dirty drilling wells. He is a Presbyterian.
Cayo is a recent graduate of the Bolivian Baptist Seminary in Santa Cruz and is a missionary of the Bolivian Baptist Convention. WFA is financially supporting his position as he pastors and disciples in the newly formed first Baptist Church in San Julian started by WFA. Other stuff you might want to know. Cayo grew up as on a Bolivian homestead like Teofilo. He became a Christian as a young man and was rejected by his family because of his new faith and kicked out of his home. They are now all Christians. Cayo speaks Quechua as well as Spanish, plays soccer. He drove a taxi and bus for a living while attending night classes in Seminary. He and his wife Neli have three kids.
Rob and Almaz Glahn
Rob graduated from James Madison University with a degree in economics. Rob is teaching families drill their own wells in Africa. Rob trained with WFA in Bolivia. Other stuff you might want to know. Rob is looking to serve the poorest of the poor in Jesus name for the rest of his life. Rob looked like an Irish lumberjack with a great red beard before he saved. He plays the guitar and laughs a lot and reads deep books while playng the harmonica. He also plays a pretty mean uek. Update! Update! Rob loves Almaz! Rob even married Almaz! Almaz is Rob's amazing new Ethiopian wife! They married recently and are headed back to Ethiopia for good to live out in a little bitty town to friends and neighbors with very needy rural foks in Ethiopia! Update! Rob and Almaz have two beautiful little girls now!
Colin and Ronnie Rosser
In Uganda drilling lots of wells and teaching lots of farming and lots of drilling! They have figured out how to drill in the hard "marum" rock of Uganda and have trained Dan, Jimmy and Ema to drill and are helping 86 families drill 86 wells! A great young couple completely sold out to God's Kingdom and helping the least of these, on the spot! Other stuff you might want to know. Colin is a true cowboy from West Texas and Ronnie a cowgirl from New York (really). They went through the Texas 2011 summer drought with no ac just for fun to see if they could do it! And they did! They are working a tough sober area where many have suffered. Pray for them! Update! Colin and Ronnie have helped over 500 families drill wells so far!
Hannah and Aaron Mason
Our newest cool young missionaries! Other stuff you might want to know. Aaron and Hannah have lived in East Africa and lived in a hut for months at a time and loved it! Hannah is a 20 something farm girl from Missouri and Aaron 20 something from East Texas, a mechanic, scholar, and has a great old big beard! Both love poor rural African families and want to serve the poorest of the poor. They know first hand what it is like to haul water and be hungry and they are in for the long haul ready to live and serve families that need water. They are in for the long haul so that children won't have to haul water the rest of their lives but some day have a well right at their own house!
Joesph served in Bolivia with Water for All and has directed training courses and technology development in Bolivia, Africa. As a Water For All Rep he trained Yared of Water For People and Selam Buisness Group in Awassa Ethiopia who have used our technique to drill dozens for wells in Ethiopia. He also started a WFA agricultural consultancy registered in Ethiopia and has trained many of the poorest of the poor to drill their own water wells. . Other stuff you might want to know. Joe is a soft spoken handsome good old boy from Indiana who noodles for aligators in Bolivia and always carries the smallest laptop computer known to mankind in his backpack along with other cool cell phones and pdas. He is never without his backpacker guitar. All his worldly possesions fit in a shoe box because he is always giving his stuff away. He only takes off his backpack when he is teaching poor people to drill water wells. Joe is on leave from us now but will probably be back to help with special assignments. Update! Joe lives in Indiana now and is married to Mindy and they have a new baby!
Rick and Sherry Gregory
Volunteers Rick and Sherry served in Uganda to work with our local partner there, Global Care. They are a young 50 something Southeren California couple who have given the rest of their lives to help the "least of these". Other stuff you might want to know. They have already worked in hard places like Sudan and Uganda and the Philipines and Bolivia. Sherry is a nurse and Rick has owned several successful businesses. They have decided to give it all up, rough it and pound holes in the ground and spend a great deal of time sleeping in tents and swatting flies to help the poor.
Were a great addition to the WFA team. Rick is a great writter and you can see more about their adventures and donate directly to their personal support by visiting www.rickandsherryinafrica.org. Rick and Sherry have returned from Uganda but may still help with special assignments in the future. They helped a community named "Thirsty drill a well and the village changed it's name to "Place where water flows." Update! Rick and Sherry are back in California but we are for ever grateful for the hard work they did in getting the drilling started in Uganda!