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Jacob Adoram Breaks World Record for Rowing: Former Fighter Pilot’s Journey Raises Money for Water Mission

We salute Jacob Adoram Hendrickson for his courage, strength, persistence, and generosity! He has completed his journey across the Pacific Ocean to raise support for Water Mission. It is because of passionate third-party fundraisers like him that we can provide clean, safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to rural communities and disaster areas. Below are some fast facts about his journey: Jacob Adoram finishes his 336-day journey across the Pacific (all photos courtesy of @jacobadoram) WHO: Jacob is a former Air Force fighter pilot. In early June, he completed a 7,145-mile rowing journey across the ocean. He has set ... Read More

2019 Walk for Water: Uniting to End the Global Water Crisis

2019 Charleston Walk for Water
2019 Charleston Walk for Water

At 9 a.m. on March 30, North Charleston’s Riverfront Park was packed. More than 4,700 people showed up with their families, coworkers, church groups, and dogs to unite behind one cause: ending the global water crisis. Thanks to the Charleston community, the 2019 Walk for Water was one of our most successful Walks ever. Walkers participated with enthusiasm and compassion, raising $300,000 (and counting!) to provide sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions to people around the world. Participants came together wanting to make a difference, and they did. Walkers rallied with their friends and created 253 teams to raise awareness ... Read More

When You Walk for Water, You Make a Difference

Walk for Water
Walk for Water

Today, I moved through my regular routine: I rolled out of bed, brushed my teeth, and took a shower. Hours later, I strolled over to the water cooler at work to fill up my water bottle. Throughout the day, I used the bathroom, washed my hands, refilled the water bottle, cooked dinner, and threw a load of laundry into the washing machine. But not once did I think about where I was going to get water, whether it would be safe to walk 25 steps to the water cooler, or whether the water itself was safe. Not once. Every day, billions of people ... Read More

Our 2018 Impact on the Global Water Crisis

Celebrating safe water in Tanzania
Celebrating safe water in Tanzania

If you prayed, volunteered your time, gave a gift, or supported Water Mission in other ways throughout the past year, then you helped us serve more than 400,000 people with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in 2018. Together, we completed safe water projects in 150 communities and 13 countries. We provided desperately needed safe water to survivors of natural disasters; traveled to rural, isolated villages around the world to install sustainable safe water and sanitation systems; and helped refugees fleeing violence and persecution to start a new life. We are so grateful for God’s blessings and your support this year. Before ... Read More

The Key is Transformation

North Sumatra, Indonesia
North Sumatra, Indonesia

Kevin Herr, Director of Church Partnerships, shares about his time visiting several safe water projects in Indonesia alongside Water Mission church partners. Our team of church leaders from the U.S. had finally reached the top of the hill housing the rural community of Huta Ginjang, located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. We had started our trek from the very bottom of the hill where the village’s only water source was located. For generations, this hike had been a daily reality for the community. “Moliarty,” exclaimed 78-year-old resident Ms. Siregar upon our arrival, thanking us in the local Batak language as she shook ... Read More

From Students to Students

Hope & Bright Future School, Soweto slum, Nairobi, Kenya
Hope & Bright Future School, Soweto slum, Nairobi, Kenya

In the densely populated Soweto slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, more than 10,000 people live in an area one-fourth of the size of New York City’s Central Park (just 0.36 square miles). Water has always been scarce, and safe water even more so. Fights frequently break out at the community’s overcrowded water points, and diseases like diarrhea, malaria, and typhoid run rampant. “[Collecting water] takes up to three hours because I have to wait in the queue. Sometimes I give up along the way and go without water.” – resident of Soweto slum, 2017 Until recently, thirst and waterborne illness prevented students at ... Read More