Inspired by another child advocate a few years her senior, Hattie, a kindergartener at Bessie Ellison Elementary School, wondered what she could do to offer clean water, too. She decided to write and sell poems door-to-door in her neighborhood! We love her resourcefulness and the power of her words.
Matti finishes every public speaking engagement with the promise that "kids can make a difference." She should know. Mattie is 10.
Deep in the slums east of Nairobi you'll find a Living Water pump that not only provides water to 350 schoolchildren, but also to underage Kenyan girls rescued from the sex trade and to an entire community of 1,000 when municipal water supply is revoked. Everything begins with water. Even freedom.
In the oral cultures where we serve, we believe in sharing biblical accounts—viewed as creative expressions of God's character—as a natural way to extend an invitation into living water, the gospel of Jesus Christ. This focus on oral storytelling—known around the world as Orality—is one facet of our Christian Witness strategy. Watch the short video above for an introduction to our storytelling efforts.
Calling all collegiate Houstonians! We need your face to help us promote this year's 10 Days campaign! Join us for a photo shoot this Thursday at Living Water International's HQ in Stafford, Texas — one way you can serve the thirsty without ever leaving your city!