GFA World pastor Oisin and the volunteers kept digging. Other members of the village, however, had their doubts about the project the pastor and the believers had undertaken. It wasn’t possible, they said. But Pastor Oisin and his team kept digging. They shoveled and excavated, going deeper and deeper. It seemed an impossible project—but Pastor Oisin and the believers didn’t give up; they had faith.
A Village’s Plight
The reason Pastor Oisin and the group of volunteers from his church were so intent on digging was simple: The village needed water. Clean, pure water, not the muddied and filthy water sources they were used to. Even this dirty water did not provide for all their needs; the well was usually not full in the summertime, from March till June.
“When the dry season starts … the [water] level goes so much down that people sometimes get inside the well and collect the water,” says Pastor Oisin.
Pastor Oisin’s village faces severe water scarcity, much as a good portion of the world does. According to the United Nations, around 2 billion people lack sufficient access to safely managed drinking water services. But the villagers in Pastor Oisin’s area need water for more than just drinking.
Provide a Village with Access to Clean Water. GFA’s clean water program is supplying safe, disease-free water to families across Asia through Jesus Wells. Each Jesus Well offers clean drinking water to roughly 300 people at a cost of less than $5 per person.
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