Living Waters for the World takes the guesswork out of starting a water ministry. By partnering with us, you can lead a mission team that empowers international partners to provide clean water for a generation.
Partner with Living Waters for the World
CREATE A GLOBAL MISSION HAVING LONG-TERM IMPACT
Form Your Water Mission Team
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Whether you are part of an established mission program or you are brand new to it all
Living Waters for the World can help you build
a global water mission with the potential for long-term impact.
Train Your Team
LWW teams have formed within churches and consortium of churches, Sunday School classes, church governing bodies, civic organizations, workplaces and many other communities and organizations in which mission-oriented people take part.
The first step to forming a mission partnership with Living Waters for the World is to send at least three people to Clean Water U for training.
Clean Water U is a five day, hands-on training program held in Oxford, Mississippi.
“We were green when we started this. None of us had been in the mission field, so it was new and exciting for us. At the end of Clean Water U we felt like we had the resources and expertise we could lean on.”
- Bob Wade, Memorial United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Empower International Partners
After training at Clean Water U, water teams covenant with an international partner community for a minimum three-year period. During this time partners work together to help the community achieve its goal of changing lives through clean water.
Water teams may choose to partner with a new community or an existing site located within one of Living Waters for the World's international networks. Partners work together to install, operate and/or sustain a water purification system and health education program.
Network teams come alongside partners throughout the planning and implementation phases of their water projects and provide support in the form of site assessments, project guidance, and installation assistance.
"Our driver in Guatemala has driven all of our water teams the past nine years. He is a dear friend and has even visited us in Virginia. Two years ago as we were driving to a project site he asked, 'Who would I talk to about getting a water system for the village where I grew up?' I said, 'Me!' Our very next water system installation, about eight months later, was in his hometown, a small village that had no safe water other than what was trucked in from a city about 25 miles away. To see the tears of joy as he praised God and thanked us is a scene I will never, ever forget. The system is flourishing."
- Mac Sterrett, water team leader for Shenendoah Presbytery
The installation of a new water purification system and health education program is just the beginning. Achieving self-sustainability takes time and ongoing support from water teams and Living Waters for the World networks.
That's why follow-up visits are built in to the covenant agreement. This gives you the chance to reconnect with your partners and work through questions, difficulties, and opportunities that arise once the system is in operation. Living Waters for the World's international networks continue to support partners throughout the sustainability phase.