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Focusing on the Forgotten

Sean McSwain (Project Manager) prays with the team before a day of disaster relief.
Sean McSwain (Project Manager) prays with the team before a day of disaster relief.

When Water Mission Project Manager Sean McSwain sat down to explain his upcoming trip to Puerto Rico to his two young children, he was prepared with pictures of the damage Hurricane Maria inflicted on the island. “Imagine not being able to go and get water to drink. Imagine not being able to take a bath or watch TV for months at a time,” he said. Not being able to watch TV caught their attention – their eyes opened wider. “Our goal is to go and try to provide clean water,” Sean continued. “We make sure that kids like you don’t have ... Read More

Generosity: Worth the Effort

Generosity: Worth the Effort
Generosity: Worth the Effort

Every year, my late mother-in-law would prepare an Advent calendar for her children. During the month of December, every night after dinner, the kids would get to open up the little compartment for that day and pull out a piece of scripture, a meaningful quote, a prayer, or whatever it may have been that she had painstakingly written out, rolled, tied, and placed over the course of the previous year. On the floor in front of the Advent calendar would be a pile of twenty-five, individually wrapped, numbered gifts — one for every day of December up to Christmas. These ... Read More

Safe Water and the Gift of Peace

Felis bathes her youngest granddaughter with safe water.
Felis bathes her youngest granddaughter with safe water.

In rural northeastern Honduras, Felis Marina Lanza now wakes up each morning with one less thing to worry about. In her community of Barrio Bella Vista, the presence of safe water has brought peace to the families that call it home. A mother of three grown children and caretaker of two young grandchildren, Felis works hard to provide for her family by doing laundry for others in the community, earning a meager two dollars per day ­– just enough to sustain her growing family. Read More

Faithful in the Storm

Hurricane Maria caused wide-spread damage on the island of Dominica.
Hurricane Maria caused wide-spread damage on the island of Dominica.

In a few coastal villages on the beautiful but devastated island of Dominica sit four Living Water Treatment Systems, installed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria by Water Mission Engineer Nick Mason and a team from Samaritan’s Purse. Through these systems, clean and safe water pumps 18 hours a day, serving almost 7,000 people. Read More

The Evolving Global Perspective on WASH

In late August, Water Mission participated in the 2017 Stockholm World Water Week. This international conference is the annual premier venue for water professionals from government, academia, and civil society to network, exchange ideas, and develop solutions to the world’s most pressing water-related challenges. In collaboration with our strategic partner, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, we were blessed with the opportunity to connect with like-minded organizations and learn from the experiences of others. Read More