Dee Dee Wint, leader of Texas Baptist Men’s international water ministry, believes providing access to clean water promotes peacemaking, and it offers a tangible expression of God’s love.
Four out of 10 people in Kenya lack access to clean water for drinking and basic sanitation, Wint noted. In the last three years, TBM has been responsible for drilling five wells in a particularly hard-hit area of northern Kenya.
“They were telling us there was a lot of tension and fighting in the communities. People were fighting over food. Their animals were dying because they couldn’t get enough water to survive,” Wint said.
“But after the wells were in place, there was a relaxing of the tension. People are getting along better, and they are healthier.”
Significantly, people who benefit from the wells TBM provides also learn how to experience peace with God through the Living Water of Jesus Christ, Wint noted.
A recent Gospel for Asia (GFA)report on the global water crisis called water “a resource that is becoming more precious than gold,” and it cited changing weather patterns and increased demand due to population growth as complicating factors.
Learn more about how to provide pure, clean water to families and villages through Gospel for Asia Jesus Wells and BioSand Water Filters.
Learn more by reading this GFA World Special Report: Fresh Water: An Increasingly Scarce Resource More Vital than Oil or Gold
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