Skip to content
News Around the World
Published on 15 December, 2003

Living Water inputs on international water issues.

Africa (MNN) — AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis are just a few major health issues facing Africa today. Many health and relief organizations agree, and are studying the problem in depth.

A 105-member delegation from the United States, hosted by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson just returned from Africa. During their 10-day journey to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Cameroon, they studied pertinent health issues and discussed probable solutions.

Among organizations such as UNICEF, USAID, and World Medical Relief, only one was committed to the water crisis in Africa–Living Water International. LWI is an interdenominational Christian ministry committed to providing safe drinking water to those in developing nations. “There are more people dying everyday because of water-related diseases than AIDS, cancer and diabetes combined, ” according to Jerry Wiles, president of Living Water International. “Most people aren’t aware of that, but once they get the facts, it really changes the way they feel about these issues.” This fact became apparent as many of the delegates were able to directly experience the lack of viable water sources at hospitals, schools and orphanages. Tommy Thompson expressed a newfound passion for clean water solutions.

Living Water’s ultimate goal is to provide water to 11.8 million people by 2010, in addition to providing the living water of Jesus Christ. “Ultimately, it’s the living water of the Lord Jesus that’s going to last for eternity.” says Wiles.

Please pray that these new relationships will give LWI more opportunities for outreach and that many will be moved to help support this ministry.

Leave a Reply

Today's Audio:


Phone: 1-877-594-4426
Alt Phone: 1-281-207-7800
Web site

Living Water InternationalPO Box 35496
Houston, TX

Related News

Featured Mission Trip

Hope for India - 11/29/2014

Location: India
Magnificent historical sites attract millions of tourists and students from across India and the world to India's Rajasthan state. But the beautiful architecture can't cure the brokenness they carry with them--a cure that is only found in Jesus. Partnering with national India Campus Crusade for Christ® staff members and local churches, you will have the...
Find Out More About This Trip JFPWord_logo copy
  • Mobile Ad 1

  • Mobile Ad 2

    Free book
  • Mobile Ad 3

  • 30DaysPrayerGuide2015-166x247
  • Free book