Last Fall, I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at Water Missions’ office tucked away behind a strip mall in Charleston, SC. I had heard tales about this Christian engineering relief organization, but what I didn’t know was that they had a real story to share.
Our group spent the afternoon putting together essentially a rugged, self-contained miniature, water treatment plant that can treat about 10 gallons (38 liters) of water per minute from raw water sources. Much like an operating system for your computer, they have continued to perfect this innovative design.
Witnessing the passion of volunteers and leadership was impressive. Unimpressive was witnessing my lack of skills as an electrician. I was assigned to help with the wiring of the solar panels. Thank goodness they have quality control folks there.
Yesterday, Water Missions rolled out a new initiative for congregations around the world focused on the global water crisis. Basically, they are looking for 50 churches to commit to hosting a Water Sunday in March.
What is a Water Sunday? This would be one Sunday where your church dedicates its service to educating your congregation about the lack access to safe drinking water around the world. They have put together all the materials to make your Sunday a success (video, print materials, etc). They have already received interest from churches around the US. They even had a Canadian church interested in joining, eh.
I predict two things. They will have no problem reaching their goal of signing up 50 churches and this initiative could grow larger in the next few years. This initiative will light a fire with water and change lives!
For more information:
contact: Kevin Herr | Church Engagement Coordinator | Water Missions International KHerr@watermissions.org | 843-769-7395