I thought at the time, some 15 years ago, that my daily radio broadcast was a failure. The church I was pioneering in Pittsburgh had paid thousands of dollars to buy months of airtime on our local Christian radio station. I taught for 15 minutes every day about repentance and true faith in Jesus. As a result, people were staying away from my church in droves. A few listeners even wrote the station manager, asking that my broadcast be canceled. I was "preaching a works gospel" they said.
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Safe Water Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
Ngongongare, a very poor village in Tanzania, needs water. And 10-year-old Eva Henderson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, aims to do something about it! Their closest water source is polluted with chemicals, so they must walk 7 miles roundtrip to another source—a stream, used by both people and animals, that is also unsafe—that frequently causes diarrhea, parasites, cholera, typhoid…and death. Although the villagers must work hard in the fields just to survive, they commonly miss work due to illness. Children miss school because, when not sick, they and their moms must spend hours fetching water each day for drinking and cooking. “Water is their greatest need,” our contact there told me.
Honorine Banyene quietly tended her field, an essential daily chore that made it possible for her to feed her family from the fruit of the ground. But unknown to the 48-year-old mother of 6, it would be a day of darkness like no other.
In Goma, these women use dirty lake water (transported in the yellow jerry cans) for drinking, cooking and sanitation Dear Friends, Did you know that today is World Water Day? For more than ten years, the United Nations and NGOs worldwide have used March 22 […]
It is always amazing to see children, who live under the world’s worst circumstances, smiling. Six of our eight team members traveled overland from Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo–or the DRC for short. Right across Rwanda’s border is the city of Goma, a […]