Pastor Dalajit sighed at the long list of sick families to pray for. Dysentery, typhoid, malaria and other maladies plagued many of the families in the village where the GFA-supported pastor served the Lord.
Pastor Dalajit had just started serving in this rural area. As a newcomer, he spent many days each week introducing himself to his new neighbors. Offering prayer for any needs they had, Pastor Dalajit noticed an alarming trend: Many families were crippled by all sorts of illnesses.
Pastor Dalajit faithfully prayed for the sick families, face-to-face and in his own personal time with the Lord. He also asked the Lord for insight into the disproportionately high rate of illness. After several months he found the answer: polluted water.
The main water source for the village was an open well located about a mile outside the village. Whenever it rained, this well, being unprotected, collected garbage and sewage as rain water created rivers of filth that snaked through the flat land. The open well became the receptacle for the flowing waters, contaminating the entire well.
This was the water the villagers used to wash clothes, do dishes and cook their food. This was also their drinking water.
Waterborne Illness Wiped Away
Once Pastor Dalajit realized where the diseases were coming from, he gathered his congregation together to pray for a solution…
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