Deaths from waterborne illnesses can be prevented. With the help of the Liberian government, tribal leaders and Christian NGO partners, we can help end this problem across this entire nation.
Sulphur Springs, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
Texas-based charity The Last Well (TLW) has started 267 water projects this year, bringing clean water and the good news of Jesus to 200,000 Liberians who previously only had access to dirty water. To help meet TLW’s goal of finishing 450 new and rehabilitated wells by 2015 and bringing border-to-border water to Liberia by 2020, founder Todd Phillips will host a press conference with the nation’s dignitaries and media at 11 a.m. on July 29 at Monrovia’s Royal Grand Hotel. After the conference, TLW will host a VIP luncheon.
“In 2004, an earthquake created a tsunami off the coast of Indonesia that killed more than 200,000 men, women and children,” Phillips said. “Tragically, the same number of people die each month from waterborne illnesses around the world. Unlike natural disasters, deaths from waterborne illnesses can be prevented. With the help of the Liberian government, tribal leaders and Christian NGO partners, we can help end this problem across this entire nation, as well as sharing the Gospel with each person we serve.”
Among those attending the conference and dignitary luncheon are Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai, the traditional Queen of Liberia (Ambassador Judi Ende) and Chief Zaza Khaba, Chieftain of Liberia. Senior members of the Liberian news media will also be present. During his two-week trip to Liberia, Phillips also will meet with TLW partners who are drilling wells and ministering to Liberians across the country’s 15 counties (the equivalent of US states.) To date, TLW has reached 556,680 people through 614 water projects.
“We have a very good indication of how many wells are needed to bring fresh water to Liberia, and have the logistics in place to complete these projects,” Phillips said. “Now all we need is a strong commitment from Liberians and the money required to meet our goal before 2020.”
Anyone wishing to donate to TLW can do so via the organization’s secure website. Those who prefer contributing by check can send one to:
The Last Well
attn. Jennifer Holland
PO Box 1153
Rowlett, TX 75030
About The Last Well
The Last Well exists to do something that has never been done: “provide access to clean water for the entire nation of Liberia — border to border — and offer the Gospel to every Liberian we serve by 2020.” At the same time, we’re encouraging the next generation of Christ-followers to live out God’s purpose for the church and to be the agent of change for the world, regardless of the need. Learn more at http://www.thelastwell.org.
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