What Makes Development Solutions StickDevelopment Liberia sanitation hygiene Africa

What Makes Development Solutions Stick

Yesterday we reflected on why development is difficult—our efforts are ineffective when we impose plans on communities hardest hit by the world's largest, systemic challenges. Read more to find out why ladies like these in Liberia give us hope.

READ MORE published: July 24, 2013

CLTS: Paving the Way for Water in LiberiaLiberia CLTS hygiene sanitation Africa

CLTS: Paving the Way for Water in Liberia

In Liberia, we're seeing lives saved and entire communities transformed before we even drill a well! Find out how Community-Led Total Sanitation empowers community leaders for real transformation, paving the way for clean water.

READ MORE published: September 04, 2013

How a Few Questions Can Save Lives in LiberiaLiberia CLTS sanitation hygiene Africa

How a Few Questions Can Save Lives in Liberia

Abigail Fahnbulleh, Living Water Liberia's hygiene promoter, starts saving lives just by asking questions. In Liberia, the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach she's helping to pilot in five communities begins by helping villagers talk about an uncomfortable topic—the bathroom.

READ MORE published: September 12, 2013

John Odongo: Lead Driller, Pastor, AmbassadorLiberia Christian Witness CLTS Community-Led Total Sanitation Africa

John Odongo: Lead Driller, Pastor, Ambassador

John Odongo not only leads Living Water Liberia's drill team—he leads people to Jesus! John helped drill Living Water's first ever successful well in Kenya, and now he ministers to Liberian communities, helping them experience water and the living water. His work brings to fruition everything our Community-Led Total Sanitation approach sets out to achieve.

READ MORE published: September 27, 2013

Water and Church Planting in Burkina Fasoburkina faso Church Planting Well Rehabilitation Dagara Africa

Water and Church Planting in Burkina Faso

Here's how an unreached people group in Africa goes from 0 to 80 churches! Follow this timeline featuring the work of our ministry partners in Burkina Faso and see how clean water plays an integral role.

READ MORE published: November 07, 2013

Inside Burkina Faso's Spirit Houseburkina faso Witchdoctor Tribal Healer Spirit House Fall Campaign

All the Dagara people we met agreed that witchdoctors had the power to heal, curse, or even kill. We’d seen the scars they left on children’s bellies they’d cut to treat stomach illness caused by water, and we went into Bapuloyaw's “spirit house” to learn more.

READ MORE published: November 26, 2013

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Spiritual Songs in Burkina Faso

Rebecca is a living repertoire of Dagara Christian music. When our church-planting partners began ministering in Burkina Faso in 2002, there were no Christian songs in the Dagara language. The praise she now leads relates to Dagara life in a way no missionary could. Read her lyrics and hear them for yourself, recorded on-location!

READ MORE published: November 26, 2013

Miriam's Mercy: Healing in Burkina Fasoburkina faso Tuberculosis Miriam Surgery Healing

At our 100th Burkina Faso water project, God used Miriam's story of transformational healing to remind us that though Jesus always had compassion on the crowd, he ministered to them one-by-one.

READ MORE published: December 13, 2013

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A Day In The Life Of Lucy

We see children spend countless hours collecting water––dirty water––instead of spending time dreaming, playing, and living as a child should. Watch the video online to learn more about Lucy, a 13-year-old girl who dreams of a better life––a life possible with clean water.

READ MORE published: May 13, 2014

PRAYER REQUEST: Ebola OutbreakEbola Prayer Liberia Sierra Leone West Africa

PRAYER REQUEST: Ebola Outbreak

Last week, we held a day of prayer for those being impacted by the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

READ MORE published: August 28, 2014