The majority of the nations of the world do not have pure drinking water. For instance, ninety-three per cent of the water in Mexico (our closest neighbor) is not fit for drinking. Bottled "purified" water is more expensive than gasoline, in most countries and, when tested, it is often contaminated with bacteria, or poisonous minerals. Over 30 major diseases are caused by poor drinking water. It is the main cause of health problems in the Third World. Our ministry also, links to assist with River Blindness projects in the Third World.
Pure Water is Essential for Health
Our Ministry raises funds to send in water purification systems and small "family" units. With these units, local mission work can distribute the water purification and share Jesus, "Living Water" to those in need. Arrangements can be made for large water purification units to supply entire villages. Each need is carefully studied, as to what it will take to purify the water for the health of the community, and our Water Purification Engineer, Michael van Hoye, builds the system to meet specific needs. Michael is linking with the University fo Texas, Edinburg, TX, in the development and production of a newly designed water filter, for imporved water flow and better purification. The new systems will be available inthe spring of 2010.
Present Projects for Families and Churches...
Presently we are working with smaller units (Bucket Brigade) that can be given to house churches and/or
families in need. $100 will purchase three units: white plastic buckets with tight closing lids, PVC fixtures
for top and bottom of the bucket and a special "candle water filter" connected to the bottom of the bucket. Each
unit can produce 12-16 gallons of 99.9% pure water per day. Each adult needs one gallon per day for drinking,
cooking, and dish washing. Thus, about 5 gallons is needed per family, per(depending on size).
Each unit can produce enough pure water for 16 people. Therefore, a $100 gift for such systems can
give pure water to as many as 50 people per day (for 3-4 years, the life of a filter). This precious pure
water can be distributed from a house church, can be given for outreach in the community, or
used by individual families. Remember, by sharing a drink of water, the Samaritan woman
experienced Living Water from our Lord Jesus. That situation is multiplied
around our world, as the drink of Living Water leads to an Artesian Spring of Life Within
and Life in Eternity with our Lord Jesus.
Imagine, you can provide pure water and health for 50
people for 3-4 years for $100.
It takes a penny per week to give pure water to an individual.
What a mission investment!
This Gift Keeps on Giving Life...
Giving a pure water is "a gift that keeps on giving". Our pure water ministry helps people reach out
to their neighbors with the Gospel. It gives them "ownership" in the local mission work. Sharing pure
water with those in need, helps individual Christians share life with their community, and thus
become a part of what God wants to do in their community.
Now...It is Your Turn...
We encourage you...Pastors, Churches, and Individuals to become involved in these unique mission concepts. Water purification can be a way to undergird mission outreach, in the areas where you are already supporting mission projects. Consider the opportunity of supplying local mission work with Living Water for their community.
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