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A Trip Overview from Building Well #8

April 3, 2020 Read More

In mid-march, twelve members of the Triumph team returned from the eighth annual trip to El Salvador through Living Water International. Below, each member of the team has shared a variety of highlights from their time serving and bringing clean water to the community of El Encanto. Stacy  |  TBK Bank – Lamar, CO This trip has made a huge…

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Day 5: Serving Others Well

March 6, 2020 Read More

Thursday was the team’s final day to visit the well site. The Living Water staff team applied the finishing touches in assembling the pump and flushing out the bleach that is used to disinfect the well before use. It was a laid back morning, allowing the TBK team to spend time with members of the community before the dedication ceremony.…

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Day 4: Humility and Gratitude

March 5, 2020 Read More

Wednesday was a short work day for the drill team after they hit water on Tuesday. The team spent the morning laying a concrete foundation for the water pump. This work required them to recruit six men from the community to help. The drill team finished their work in the morning and left the foundation to dry until the next…

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Day 3: Encontramos Aqua!

March 4, 2020 Read More

Tuesday was a great day for the TBK team in El Salvador. After their drilling progress on Monday, the team started the day excited, ready to get to work and cautiously optimistic for what the day would hold. Just before lunch, team leader Chris was working on the drill site and started noticing extra water flowing from the drill platform.…

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Day 2: Moving Hearts and Minds

March 3, 2020 Read More

The TBK Team arrived in El Encanto (“The Charm”) on Monday morning, ready to serve! Upon their arrival, they were greeted by scores of people from the community, as well as the mayor, the principal of the school, and a local pastor. There was a ceremony held to welcome our team, followed by a walking tour of the community. The…

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Day 1: A Broken Well Means a Second Chance

March 2, 2020 Read More

The TBK Team arrived safely in El Salvador on Sunday to begin our 8th annual trip to El Salvador with Living Water International. After a full day of travel, and a little exploration, the team was given a briefing on where they will serve for the week. The team will serve a community where Living Water has provided a well…

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More than Just a Well: Reflections from Well Building #7

April 22, 2019 Read More

TBK Bank sent its seventh team to El Salvador with Living Water International with hopes of bringing a clean water source to a school in the village of Sonsonate. Though the elevation at the school prevented the team from reaching water, the time they spent with the children and members of the community made for an unforgettable experience. We…

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Day 5: A Final Day with the Kids

March 29, 2019 Read More

Yesterday morning the team made their way back to the school one last time to pack up their things and say goodbye to students and community members. To end their time together, there was dancing and singing along with many tears shed by both students and TBK Bank team members. The team was sad to leave and the students were…

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Day 4: A Different Perspective

March 28, 2019 Read More

On Wednesday, the TBK Bank team showed up to the school eager to make progress drilling at the new site. While the drilling team went to work, the hygiene team taught three lessons including dental hygiene (brushing and flossing), personal hygiene, and the food groups. They also shared the bible story in which Jesus goes fishing with Simon Peter. In…

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Day 3: Holding on to Hope

March 27, 2019 Read More

The team began Tuesday feeling hopeful and comfortable in their roles on the drill and hygiene teams. Gabe, from the Dallas office, said, “The group has a good routine. We’ve figured out how to anticipate when another team member needs a break so someone else can step to keep our progress moving forward.” After drilling more than 200 feet Monday,…