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Gender Gap: Mothers, Daughters Impacted Most by the Global Water Crisis

Alice Kabula and her family
Alice Kabula and her family

For Alice Kabula, a farmer and seamstress in Kiringa, Uganda, to be clothed with strength means having a body healthy enough to care for her 13 children. For her, living with dignity means having the means to provide her children with food, shelter, education, and safe water. At Water Mission, we believe that the Lord desires for mothers everywhere to have all that they need for the significant and sacrificial work they’re called to do. And we pray that the Lord will continue working through us to fulfill this desire. Motherhood is no easy task, especially for someone ... Read More

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

World Malaria Day

Tanzania
Tanzania

“Malaria has affected our entire country program staff in Tanzania. It would be rare to find a staff member who hasn’t had it,” said David Gerlach, Water Mission’s project manager for Tanzania. “I had it once when I was traveling for work, and it’s extremely debilitating.” Water Mission’s team in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania David returned home to Charleston with malaria while the city was being evacuated for Hurricane Irma in 2017. He stayed in bed for three days, lethargic and delirious from a high fever. “I can’t recall much from those three days,” he told us. “I was out.” But he remembered ... 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

Cardinals Pitcher Inspires Change through Safe Water

Adam Wainwright in Haiti
Adam Wainwright in Haiti

While St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright may be best known for strikeouts and shutouts, Inside Chatter recently gave fans a glimpse into how he spends his time off the field. The story, originally published via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram on April 3, explored how Adam is dedicating his time and resources toward being a positive force for change around the world. As a longtime supporter of Water Mission and an advocate for universal access to safe water, Adam is dedicated to helping provide this basic necessity to the 2.1 billion people who currently lack access worldwide. “When you ... 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