safe-drinking-water We cannot live without water. It cleanses and nourishes our bodies. Every living creature needs water to survive.

In Matthew 10:42 (NIV) Jesus recognizes how precious and life-giving water is:

“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

Today, thousands of little ones around the world are severely ill and many will die due to the lack of safe drinking water. But that doesn’t have to continue.

You can also view this video, Water of Life, on YouTube.

Our Water of Life filtration system will provide at least one million gallons of clean drinking water — more than enough to last the lifetime of a child. This new filtration system is simple for anyone to use and can be set up in under five minutes.

How Does the Water of Life Filter Provide Safe Drinking Water?

A Water of Life filter is based on the same technology developed for kidney dialysis.

Each filter is made up of tiny microtubes with pores hundreds of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. These pores remove deadly bacteria and allow only clean water to pass through for drinking. The Water of Life system effectively eliminates parasites and bacterial contaminants that cause cholera, typhoid, E. coli, amoebic dysentery and many other devastating diseases.

Dirty water from sources such as lakes, rivers, ponds or puddles is poured into the system’s bucket. As the water flows through the filter, it comes out completely safe to drink.

When the flow rate begins to slow after multiple uses, the user simply disconnects the primary filter unit and rinses it with clear water. Depending on the level of contaminants in the dirty water, some systems may require more-frequent rinsing. Unlike typical water filters, the Water of Life filter will remain highly effective over time while purifying at least one million gallons.

One of the greatest gifts you can give to a child is safe, healthy drinking water. Will you give a child a “cup of cold water”?

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  1. Mike Stephens
    Jul 5, 2011
    at 6:12 pm

    yay Amy! I got to see one of the filters used in Indonesia and got to drink the newly cleaned water! I was amazed as well how a $55 filter could make such a huge difference for an entire lifetime.

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

  2. Darren Terpstra
    Jul 5, 2011
    at 7:43 pm

    You guys are awesome. This is an encouraging word from someone who knows how hard you all work for these kids. Thanks

  3. Cheryl Jones
    Jul 5, 2011
    at 8:50 pm

    How much do the filters cost? Which fund do you donate through? Where is Compassion sending them?

  4. Ingrid
    Jul 7, 2011
    at 7:25 pm

    @Cheryl… click on the link above and you’ll find answers to your questions, and more…

    water.compassion.com

  5. Cheryl Jones
    Jul 8, 2011
    at 6:27 am

    I am afraid I do not see where the answers to my questions are. Do you mean in the article or video clip? The reason I asked those questions is that I did not see any of the answers there. Can you be more specific in the answers to the filter cost; where Compassion is sending them (specific countries) and which fund the donations are going through?

  6. Dave Forsythe
    Aug 1, 2011
    at 11:34 pm

    Blessing to all of you. The filter proposal is truly a great thing and certainly will help those in God’s creation live a life He meant for us all. May I ask if it is possible to designate the filter to our Compassion sponsored child and family?

  7. Etienne Muhoza Mugema
    Feb 7, 2012
    at 12:20 am

    Looking at what God is doing in Compassion , we only have to be humble and thank Him . Water filters in Rwanda are having a great impact in the lives of beneficiaries. Certainly, this will produce positive outcomes .
    Glory to God.

  8. Mar 22, 2013
    at 8:39 am

    Is this right. One filter can filter one million gallons?????

  9. Micayla
    Apr 11, 2013
    at 2:42 pm

    Can one filter guaranty a child pure water for the rest of their lives? Or does it have to be replaced?

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