Serving Globally through Living Water

Serving Globally through Living Water

WHY WATER? For Living Water it’s all about Jesus. It’s about demonstrating God’s love, announcing his kingdom, seeing Jesus in the least of our brothers and sisters, offering a cup of water in Jesus’ name and proclaiming his gospel, the living water.

Helping communities create sustainable water, sanitation, hygiene, and Christian witness programs in partnership with local churches is just the best way we’ve found to do that.

Why? Because the water crisis affects poverty, women, health and education—and for us it’s a spiritual issue. 783 million people lack access to an improved source of drinking water—that’s 1 in 9 of us. In the places we work, it’s more like 1 in 2 . Great progress is being made globally, but whole people groups are being overlooked—it’s the poorest people with the least political power that continue to suffer, and these are the people we are called to serve.

Water & Women Many women spend 20 hours per week collecting water, some walking 7 miles a day, often for contaminated water. Too often the walk is not safe for them physically. It is women and the children they raise who suffer most without water, and who benefit most from access to it.

Water & Health Water-related diseases cause 2.2 million deaths a year; every day, diarrhea takes the lives of 2,000 children in Africa—more than any other single cause of death. Safe water, a toilet, and clean hands could prevent 90% of these deaths.

Water & Education Globally, water-related diseases steal 443 million school days a year. Roundworm, whipworm, and hookworm stunt growth, cause debilitating anemia, and follow kids into the classroom, shrinking cognitive potential. Illness causes absenteeism and early drop-out. Simple solutions can keep kids in school.

Water & the Gospel There’s hope. In the past 20 years 2 billion people have gained access to safe drinking water—but that’s not the best story we have to tell. For us water is a picture of living water—the good news that God wants to transform people, communities, and the whole world through the person of Jesus Christ.

A source of safe drinking water is the beginning of a new life for a community, and for many, a new life in Christ. Safe water is the beginning of education for children, a safer life for women and a stronger economy and better health for everyone. But all of that, too, is just the beginning.
Wells have to be maintained. Sanitation and hygiene needs must be addressed. When communities mobilize their own assets to make it all happen, water is the beginning of local churches, schools and clinics doing more than we could ever do alone. At its best, water is the beginning of the Body of Christ moving in to the neighborhood.

For Mosaic, Our goal is simple. Our vision is clear. Mosaic has set a goal to provide water & build wells through LWI. Let’s be a part of providing water by giving $ through Mosaic for Living Water International.

How do you do this? Give cash or write a check to Mosaic and put LWI in the memo area and be a part of refreshing others. You can give at one of our gatherings. Give now. Help those lacking access to clean water.

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Give now directly to Living Water International.

Give now. Help those lacking access to clean water.

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