Living Water International helps mend village rift.

By May 4, 2007

Mexico (MNN)– Living Water International is working in three frontiers in Mexico. LWI's Tim Mulville says in one of their project areas, they saw a water pump mend a longstanding rift between two villages, Teteles and Balvanera, southeast of Mexico City.  

When the team arrived, they found the two sides fighting over water rights. While the LWI team began making preparations for putting in a pump and well, the two groups decided to take ownership of the project and began to work together.

After the nationals installed their own well, a new understanding dawned. "They saw that if they work together in harmony, many things could be reached. And they were very grateful to all of us who participated in that, demonstrating the love of the Lord. It broke down many barriers," which brought the village leaders to tears and reconciliation, ultimately bringing the two villages together. 

That, in a nutshell, is what Living Water International is about: bringing the hope that can heal physically and spiritually. It has also brought about growth in the Mexico program. "We're doubling our efforts on all frontiers, in terms of wells. The border has been established the longest around Reynosa. We're doubling our efforts there, not only with the water, but we're also doing churches and helping with the orphanages."  Mulville says they're looking to grow in Reynosa, Tampico, and in Puebla. 

LWIs short-term mission trips provide an opportunity to be a member of a team in God's service. In the field, teams work hands-on with nationals to drill a new water well, repair broken pumps, or teach the women and children of a village healthy hygiene habits. Click here if you want to know more.

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