The Last Well (TLW) is an organization with a God-sized vision on a short-term timeline—providing safe water to the entire nation of Liberia by the end of this decade. Living Water International is a proud partner!
To date, The Last Well has helped complete an estimated 802 water projects, sharing clean water and the Gospel with approximately 673,000 Liberians as of August 2014. Of those, 236,000 were reached in 2013 alone. In fact, the organization reports 80 percent of Liberians who gained access to clean water in 2013 received it through the efforts of TLW and its partners. Last summer, The Last Well encouraged our donors to respond to water.cc/liberia by offering a match up to $225,000!
Now more than ever, The Last Well is fiercely seeking to provide clean water and hope through the message of the Gospel to Liberia and eliminate the burden of water-related disease and water scarcity throughout the nation.
With a target end-date of 2020, the monumental goal to complete 2,500 water projects in the next 5.5 years is a formidable challenge. The deadly Ebola outbreak impacting West Africa, affecting each of Liberia's 15 counties, poses very difficult circumstances in which to accomplish the remaining work at hand. Still, the leadership and staff of The Last Well and Living Water believe the gift of clean water, combined with hygiene and sanitation efforts, will help keep the virus from spreading. These efforts, combined with the message of Christ's hope, are saving lives every day.
The non-profit organization initially launched in 2007 by a group of young adults in the D.C. area. A groundswell of passion to champion a modern-day cause and share the Gospel began with a screening of the film "Amazing Grace" and the story of William Wilberforce. Led by then-pastor Todd Phillips, now the executive director of The Last Well, the group rallied around the cause of clean water to meet a great need in a destitute place, all for God's glory.
In 2011, Todd relocated the non-profit to the Dallas area. Two years later, he made the transition to oversee The Last Well full time in order to ramp-up operations to meet the needs of Liberia’s population suffering the risks of water-related disease and death. Since then, The Last Well’s charge to build wells from border-to-border within Liberia has continued to gain momentum, growth and support.
Learn why Liberia is such a strategic focus for The Last Well at thelastwell.org/about/liberia.
Published September 25, 2014.
Written by Vanessa Rodriguez.