It's easy to lose hope in Haiti. Our friend Jean Pierre fights the cycle of poverty every day in Terre Noire. Jean Pierre dreams of one day having a better school and a closer hospital. He hopes his four children can become engineers, farmers or doctors. But without first gaining access to a source of safe water, he lives without hope.
Ken Adams, whose daughters founded Paper for Water, wanted to selflessly honor his wife, Deborah, on their fifteenth wedding anniversary. So he chose to sponsor a well in India—a permanent testament to God's love for the thirsty, reflected in that of a husband's. Such a beautiful family and a servant's heart deserve recognition, so read more about Ken's gift.
Annie (new to our staff!) studies Spanish at the University of Houston with a heart that beats for Nicaragua. Read how she experienced God’s presence on a recent well-drilling trip with Houston Baptist University.
The strain of walking long distances for water often falls squarely on the shoulders of women. Surveys from 45 developing countries show that in the majority of households, women and children bear the primary responsibility for collecting water, hauling it an average of six kilometers a day. As we celebrate International Women's Day, take time to reflect. Water is a women's issue, but it doesn't have to be.
In early February a 12-person team from Triumph Bancorp in Dallas traveled to the Salvadoran village of El Castaño to drill a well with us as their corporate team building exercise! How cool that a company would use this opportunity to not only draw their hearts closer together as co-workers, but that they would do so as co-laborers with the work God's doing for the thirsty. We're grateful for their presence with our program staff and wanted to share what they'll remember forever. They are first-hand testimonies to the demonstration of God's love. We're inspired.