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National Day of Prayer: Loving One Another

Water Mission Mexico
Water Mission Mexico

What a privilege and blessing it is to live in a country where we have the freedom to participate in a National Day of Prayer. Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed by President Harry S. Truman, the National Day of Prayer is significant because it prompts us to remember how our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when making decisions. Each year, the first Thursday of May is set aside as a time to pray for our nation and to come humbly before God, seeking His guidance for ... Read More

Building Up the Local Church in Mexico

At the end of 2018, Water Mission’s staff in Mexico connected with ASELSI, a nonprofit organization based in Guatemala. In partnership with Water Mission, ASELSI provides basic theology training to new believers in communities we are serving with safe water projects. Our relationship with ASELSI has created opportunities for spiritual growth within the communities we serve, and birthed hope for the deeper work we wish to accomplish. At Water Mission, we aim to build up the local church as it pursues the call to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel. Our vision spans wider than water: We are working toward ... Read More

Julio’s Freedom to Dream

Nina Rumi, Peru
Nina Rumi, Peru

When Julio Zamora dreams of the future, he imagines a world of opportunity for his family and community. It’s a world where his three daughters can attend college and pursue careers, and where his rural village of Nina Rumi, Peru, can grow and become “more beautiful than it already is.” One of Julio’s three daughters Thanks to friends like you, those dreams are one step closer to being realized. Two years ago, Water Mission installed a safe water treatment solution for the 1,000 residents of Nina Rumi. We worked closely with Julio, the pastor of a local church, to support and engage the ... Read More

The High Cost of Dirty Water: Rachel’s Story

Rachel draws safe water from Mkinga's tap
Rachel draws safe water from Mkinga's tap

Water is a basic human need. But for 30-year-old Rachel Poul, it was an expensive one. In the rural community of Mkinga, Tanzania, Rachel had just two options to get water for her family: She could walk at least two miles to collect water that was obviously dirty and then boil it at home, or she could buy pricey water from a water truck. She tried both. But even when she bought the water, with hopes of protecting her family from miserable waterborne diseases, they still got sick. The expensive water was clear — but contaminated. So, Rachel combined her options. She bought ... Read More

Healing Trauma: The Church is a Hospital for Souls

Participants receiving Bibles during the Trauma Healing Program.
Participants receiving Bibles during the Trauma Healing Program.

Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution experience trauma that no person should have to endure. In northern Uganda’s refugee settlements, where thousands have fled from violent civil war in South Sudan, the local church is playing a vital role in their healing process, with support from Water Mission Uganda’s Evangelism and Discipleship (E&D) team. “The role of the Church in refugee settlements is critical because it fills a gap only the Church can fill. Different agencies in the settlement [provide safe water]. The health center… is the best place to seek medical attention. However, none of these can offer solutions to a ... Read More

Church Partnerships: Sharing the Hope of the World

A church in Northern Uganda's Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement
A church in Northern Uganda's Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

One of the most impactful things we have the honor to do at Water Mission is partner with churches around the world to provide safe water and the Gospel message to millions of people. The longer I work with churches, the more I believe that truly, the Church is the hope of the world. Bible study at Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Northern Uganda Almost every time Water Mission installs a safe water treatment system, the local church plays a critical role in mobilizing the community. Frequently, it’s the local church that empowers people — often leading the charge to bring safe ... Read More