Do you live somewhere between, oh, say, Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon? You do? Well, keep your eyes peeled for David and Leanne Smith, some of our newest Team Living Water warriors, and their two bikes. Our summer campaign focuses on our Operations & Maintenance pilot program in Nicaragua, and the Smiths' 3,500-mile/$3K ride will support our efforts there.
Living Water International is excited to announce our partnership with MeSoap to help provide soap, hygiene training, toilets, water and other needed sanitation and hygiene supplies to the communities in need. The partnership is beginning in Sierra Leone, which has the second highest infant mortality rate in the world. To learn more, watch this video, then head over to MeSoap’s website for more information.
Sometimes, our work isn't about water at all. Sometimes, it's about the living water that our staff & partners get to share with those they serve. 10 years ago, the Dagara people of Burkina Faso were an unreached people group, but this past Easter, 878 people were baptized in the river at the village of Nakar.
Would you give up something you want so that someone else could have something they need? That’s the idea behind The Well Dressed Challenge, the brain child of Angela Craig, Women’s Ministries Director for the Northwest District of the Assemblies of God. Last year, when Angela and a group of women were working with children through Mission of Mercy in Honduras, they asked the people there how else they could help. What did the Honduran people in this village need?
Today’s the first day of lent. The emotional reactions to that idea probably differ in as many ways as there are colors in the world. To some, it means absolutely nothing. Not one thing. To others, they understand it as something their friends or their family do. They don’t really get it or understand why, but they’re sure that the ashen cross on a loved one’s forehead basically means it’s time to give up something for a while. And for all the rest, it is a time to deny oneself of something they hold dear as a physical showing of one’s repentance and desi