International cooperation urged at the U.S. National Prayer Breakfast.

By February 6, 2004

International (MNN)–In a time of growing uncertainty, President Bush told an audience gathered for the national prayer breakfast yesterday people must work together to build a more peaceful world.

The annual prayer breakfast brings together members of Congress, business leaders, and foreign diplomats. The president says it is a chance to put partisan differences aside and reflect on the glory of God.

Living Water International’s Jerry Wiles, speaking from Washington D.C., says their team capitalized on the opportunity to share their vision with visiting delegations. “Leaders from 156 countries, I believe, are here this week from all over the world and we have seen just some really amazing doors open to us.”

With the recent boost to humanitarian agencies coming in the form of specially ear-marked federal dollars, Wiles says they were looking to forge more partnerships. ” We’re recruiting intercessors and trying to mobilize prayer as well as financial resources to meet these opportunities.”
Wiles explains that while providing potable water helps to save billions, their mission runs deeper. “[The] one-point-two billion people that are without access to clean water are basically the same regions where it’s been the most neglected with the Gospel. So, we have an opportunity to meet the most basic physical need, as well as the most basic spiritual need.”

LWI exists to demonstrate the love of God by providing desperately needed clean water and medical attention, along with the “living water” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

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