Healing Waters International

The problem of contaminated drinking water is a serious one. 3.4 million people, mostly children, die from water-related diseases each year — that’s the equivalent of thirty-eight 777s crashing every day and killing everyone on board. — UNICEF/WHO, Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000

There are many organizations in this world building clean water delivery systems in rural areas of the developing world, but the need for safe drinking water in more developed communities gets overlooked.

Communities may have water infrastructures in place, but the water that is distributed is contaminated. Purified bottle water is available in local stores, but not everyone can afford the “luxury” of clean water. Healing Waters International, one of our business partners, is changing that.

Healing Waters International builds water purification systems at local churches in the developing world, and trains the church staff to operate the systems and manage the accounting. The churches then sell the water in their communities, typically for less than a quarter of the cost of store-bought water, and then sponsor community service projects with the revenue that remains.

Healings Waters International Mission Statement

To see safe water provided in the name of Jesus in every poor community of the world, Healing Waters International empowers local ministry partners to bring physical, social and spiritual transformation to poor communities by providing sustainable, safe water solutions.

What a remarkable mission!

Kind of sounds like ours, doesn’t it? :-)

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  1. Amy
    Mar 16, 2009
    at 10:38 am

    It really stinks that so many people die from the water they drink. I speak for myself when I say I take clean water for granted. Everyone deserves to know what clean water tastes like!

  2. Mike Stephens
    Mar 16, 2009
    at 1:28 pm

    Excellent point, I am amazed all the things I take for granted like clean water. If everthing is all set-up and running smooth I think that is normal. If something small goes wrong I often make too big a deal out of it.

    I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for YOU!!!”

  3. Mar 16, 2009
    at 6:25 pm

    Water is indeed a luxury…it’s important to count our blessings!

  4. Mar 16, 2009
    at 8:29 pm

    I heard of a young boy whose sponsor family (not Compassion, I don’t think) visited him. At one point in the day, the dad bought bottled water for all of them, and they sat around talking and drinking their water. All except the young boy, who, an hour later, hadn’t even opened the bottle. He just sat there, looking at it.

    Finally, after many encouragements to drink up, he said that it was the first time he had ever seen clear water, and it was too wonderful a gift for him to drink it.

    I’m glad Compassion partners with Healing Waters.

  5. Mike Stephens
    Mar 16, 2009
    at 8:47 pm

    Yes, count them, one by one!!! When I count Compassion I count it many times in many different ways!!! It is very encouraging to see so many sponsors, employees, and advocates working to make a difference!!! Also the kids we sponsor for their faith, perseverence, boldness, prayers and encouragement. I think what I like about Compassion the best is the encouragement I have received through many different people associated with Compassion towards Godliness. I see Godliness as a vibrant life. Living your talents, gifts, desires, enjoyments to the fullest. Maxing out your potential. I greatly enjoy encouraging my Compassion kids towards their God-given DREAMS and FIERCELY pursuing mine as well…I don’t want to be disqualified myself!!! Also the best way I see to encourage my Compassion kids to pursue their dreams is to reach my own!!! How can I say don’t give up on your dreams and mean it if I have given up on mine??? Kind of like Jesus saying “we need to pick up our Cross daily and follow Him” Jesus not only carried His Cross until He was exhausted but died on it for ME and YOU so we could have LIFE!!! I need to walk in that LIFE!!! Thanks for the blog posts I love responding to them!!! There is nothing like living the ADVENTUROUS life with the Lord!!! I think you start to realize how much you can live through!!!

    I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for YOU!!!”

  6. […] Healing Waters International aims “to see safe water provided in the name of Jesus in every poor community of the world, Healing Waters International empowers local ministry partners to bring physical, social and spiritual transformation to poor communities by providing sustainable, safe water solutions.” ~ Healing Waters Mission Statement. […]

  7. Heather
    Mar 18, 2009
    at 4:22 pm

    I just learned of this great ministy! I love the Blood: Water Mission ministry that Jars of Clay partners with and also(I believe..)started up. I am definatly adding this cause on Facebook!

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