Our ministry partner Geoffrey Richter serves alongside the Dagara people in Burkina Faso. He's worked with Living Water since 2009, evaluating communities' needs and our response. We then rely on God's leading to determine where to focus our efforts, regardless of religion, to demonstrate Christ's love through clean water. We love this story he tells of God's divine orchestration—our stories interwoven to climax as the body of Christ. Be sure to click through the photo gallery to see where your support will have an impact.
As a barista in her church's cafe, Jenica first heard of Living Water through the tip jar. The cafe donated the contributions toward ending the water crisis! Since then she's teamed up with other college students raising awareness about the cause of clean water through The Wells Project. And now she's gearing up for her first Team Living Water run, Colorado's Bolder Boulder in May.
Five years ago, Pastor Justin and Virginia Kim of New Life Fellowship learned of the water crisis from a member of their church. As their congregation grew, they wanted their impact on the world to do the same. Now Justin and Virginia are taking the cause of clean water personally. In June they'll run the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll half marathon with Team Living Water, enduring so the thirsty don't have to.
It's time to celebrate! Together, you helped us make 2012 a year of life change. Read more to see the 10 milestones—global progress, emergency response, awesome advocates—that we find especially excellent. Somersaults and cartwheels encouraged.
Don Jacobs, pastor of West Seattle Christian Church, begins the H2O Project tomorrow with his congregation. On his blog he pondered the meaning of "good news" in context—how do we translate the good news of the gospel into the hearts of people we serve? We extend Christ's living water and the clean water that meets physical needs. Living Water partners with churches to see both come to fruition—we're so grateful to serve shoulder-to-shoulder with them.