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Boy Falls Into Dangerous Open Well

It was Samnang’s job to draw water for his family, but the village well was both dirty—filled with frogs, waste and snake skins—and dangerous. Read Transcript


Reporter: 12-YEAR-OLD

SAM YONG HAS TWO JOBS HE

LOVES: TAKING CARE OF HIS

COW AND CATCHING A FEW FISH

FROM THE POND FOR THE

FAMILY'S MAIN MEAL OF THEúw

DAY.

THERE IS ANOTHER JOB HE

DREADS, GETTING WATER FROM

AN OPEN-PIT WELL.

THE WATER FROM THIS WELL

IS VERY DIRTY.

I OFTEN SEE FROGS, SNAKE

SKIN, AND GARBAGE IN IT.

BUT WE USE IT FOR

EVERYTHING.

I DON'T WANT TO DRINK THE

WATER FROM THE WELL, BUT I

HAVE NO CHOICE.

Reporter: SAM'S MOTHER

FILTERS IT AND SOMETIMES

BOILS IT, BUT THE CHILDREN

STILL GET SICK.

I REMEMBER ONE TIME I WAS

SO SICK THAT MY PARENTS HAD

TO TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL.

I HAD TO MISS SCHOOL FOR

THREE DAYS.

Reporter: ONE DAY SAM

ACCIDENTALLY FELL INTO THE

OPEN-PIT WELL.

I WAS VERY SCARED.

I GOT HURT WHEN I FELL, AND

I FELT SO COLD.

Reporter: SAM IS THE

ONLY CHRISTIAN IN HIS

FAMILY, AND PRAYED THAT HELP

WOULD COME.

AND THEN HIS BROTHER, WHO

HAD SEEN HIM FALL INTO THE

WELL, QUICKLY PULLED HIM OUT

WITH A ROPE.

AFTER THAT, I DIDN'T WANT

TO GO BACK TO THE WELL.

I WAS AFRAID TO FALL IN@A@A

AGAIN.@A@A

I PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD MAKE

ANOTHER WAY FOR US TO GET

WATER.

Reporter: SO SAM WAS

NEW WELL WITH A PUMP, NEAR

HIS HOME.

NOW HE, HIS FAMILY, AND HIS

WHOLE COMMUNITY HAVE FRESH,

CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

THE OPEN-PIT WELL HAS BEEN

COVERED UP, AND THERE HAVE

BEEN NO MORE ACCIDENTS.

SAM'S FAMILY WAS SO TOUCHED

BY CBN'S HELP THAT THEY,

TOO, PRAYED TO BECOME

CHRISTIANS.

I'M SO HAPPY THAT

EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY5 EI-BELIEVES IN JESUS

NOW.

THANK YOU, CBN.

I DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID TO

GET WATER ANYMORE.

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