Water brings Life! Water: two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen - the most basic/abundant molecule on Earth. Since creation there is essentially the same amount of water on the planet. With each cycle, pure, clean life-sustaining water falls from the heavens.
Since our ministry is based on relationships and meeting the needs of God's children, we engage in a variety of projects, but water needs will always be a primary focus.
Most reading this find it challenging to relate to a life where water is not avaliable. Yes, every now and then we are told we can't water our lawns or wash our cars, but have you ever truly feared that your physical life was in jeopardy from either a lack of water or from the pathogens in your water?
This past week our team arrived in Ojoche Nicaragua to install tin on leaking houses, help establish a small pharmacy with basic medical supplies, and share God's story with seeds and irrigation. Within an hour of our arrival the town's last reliable well had dried up! Water was the talk of the 350 soul town. Everyone we spoke to expressed concern and fear about the lack of water. We visited a few homes that have attempted to dig their own personal wells. Some had dried while others were getting less than a bucket of water a day. "Strictly for drinking" was a common phrase.
Our focus shifted to the water needs, all else was trumped. A deep well, 260 ft, had been dug a half mile and within 30 hours of arriving the water flowed. We were able to install 2,500 ft of pipe from the well to a 300 gallon holding tank in a convenient area in town. I will never forget the cheers, tears, and faces of the people coming to get the life giving water. Water brings life!