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.
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.