Today, July 4th, Americans celebrate their country’s independence and the freedoms they enjoy as citizens of the United States of America. Although every country wrestles with its injustices and socioeconomic differences among its population, by world standards most Americans are extremely blessed with basic living necessities and luxuries. Clean, safe drinking water is available to nearly all Americans. Even the homeless can walk into a gas station bathroom, turn on the faucet, and drink water from a spout that quenches their thirst and is free of bacteria and disease. Most citizens in third-world or developing countries do not enjoy this gift, because their water supply comes from local streams and ponds that are used for drinking, bathing, cooking/washing, and sanitation.
Living Water International (LWI) takes teams for short-term (1 week) mission trips to Central American countries to bring life-saving water to villages, schools, or communities. This September, I am taking another team to El Salvador to drill a well, do pump repairs, and teach hygiene in a community that is in need of clean water. As you celebrate your freedom today, I ask whether you feel called to join our team, working side-by-side with the local people, to free them from contaminated water. Although I can’t give you your money back, I can guarantee that the experience will change your life. Call me at 281.793.3741 to learn more about this give-back opportunity.