We provide clean water in an effort to earn the right to speak to these villagers about the unconditional love that God offers through His Son, Jesus. The provision of water shows each villager the love of God in a practical and receivable way.
Sulphur Springs, Texas (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
One thousand Liberians lacked access to clean water until The Last Well and Teamwork Africa, two Christian organizations, worked with leaders from a group of villages in Bong County, a remote area of Liberia. After assessing their water needs, the two American nonprofit partners provided a new well in the non-Muslim areas and rehabilitated two broken down wells in the predominantly Muslim areas.
Before these three wells became functional, the only working well in the area was owned and controlled by the Muslim community. Non-Muslims were denied access to it, meaning they had to use other water sources, some of which only offered unclean water that can carry the type of water-borne illnesses that claim the lives of up to 700 Liberians a week. The wells provided through these Christian organizations were open to people of all faiths.
“We provide clean water in an effort to earn the right to speak to these villagers about the unconditional love that God offers through His Son, Jesus. The provision of water shows each villager the love of God in a practical and receivable way,” said Todd Phillips, founder and Executive Director of The Last Well, an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water and sharing the Gospel with every Liberian by 2020.
Upon learning that the Christian constructed and rehabilitated wells were open to members of all faiths, a Muslim Cleric (leader in the Muslim community) asked about a God who would freely offer water to everyone. He and his two daughters became followers of Jesus, along with more than 80 of the villagers.
“We have seen leaders in other religions come to faith in Christ because of compassion: holistic kindness enhances our church plant effort,” said Pastor Peter Flomo, Teamwork Africa Country Director. “We’re not pressuring anyone to accept Christ, but people see the good work we are doing and want to be part of it.”
The Last Well has provided water to and shared the message of Jesus with nearly 600,000 people in the past six years. Phillips explained, “We have a million people left to reach by 2020, and we’re asking readers to help make this a reality and make history in the process.” To donate to The Last Well, go to https://thelastwell.org/get-involved/give/.