Ms. Carla and I were married late in 2007. My pretty girl is actually a school teacher who took pity on me and moved from Grand Junction to Pagosa in the spring of 2008. She is one of those ‘smart girls’ that graduated from Colorado Christian University with a 4.0 GPA – in only two-and-a-half years. The only dumb thing that she’s done since I’ve known her is . . . marry me!
I started out in life as a machinist, and then ended up starting and owning a machine shop in California for a number of years. When we moved up to Northern California, I moved next door to a well driller. That was 28 years ago. My family and I had a well drilling and pump business for 12 years in CA, and now for 16 years here in Pagosa Springs. My mechanical background is why I love building specialty equipment for our water systems business.
My Bride and I have seven adult (thank God!) kids between us. They are a good part of the reason that Ms. Carla and I share an active prayer life. We attend and recommend visiting the Amazing Grace Church here in Aspen Springs. http://www.amazinggraceco.org/ . One of the biggest blessings in our lives since we’ve been married was attending the Crown Financial Ministries classes that were hosted by our CPA. We were able download deep into our hearts that God owns all the stuff that we have. The tough part was that God has tested us with the reality of whether or not we really believe him. The other lesson that we got from these classes is that God wants us to be debt free. You’re welcome to call and talk with myself or my bride about how God can work in your life if you want to let him.
We are currently developing contacts with missionaries that need help with their water systems. We have friends and support Bible believing missionaries in countries like Mexico, Costa Rica, and Haiti. We are also available for opportunities to serve here in the US as well.
We Are Blessed,
Joel and Carla Hellwege – Early 2015