I am SO thankful for all of the people that prayed for and/or contributed to this year’s WOD for Water {Troy, AL}!!!  It was a great event, full of fun and competition!  However, the prize was much bigger than a 1st place trophy, the prize was being part of something much, much bigger!  Through the generosity of everyone who participated, sponsored and volunteered for this year’s WOD for Water, we blew the lid off of our goal and raised $35,000!!!  This will allow for 14 clean water wells to be built in India in 2014!!!

The population of India is 1,238,361,000, that’s billion with a “b”!!!  According to Joshua Project, 91.1% is unreached, meaning no community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group.  That’s 1,128,146,871 people (again, that’s billion with a “b”) that do not have access to the gospel, the true LIVING WATER!!!

As Jesus was speaking to the Samaritan woman in John 4:13-14, in regards to the water she was getting from the well, He answers her saying, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.  Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

According to NeverThirst, over 130 million of the people in India are without access to clean water.  Something as simple as clean water, a luxury we take advantage of on a daily basis.  The implications of drinking unclean water are not something to be ignored.  Many people in India and around the world die each day from a lack of simple…clean…water.  What a great idea it is to meet the physical needs of millions of people around the world by giving them clean water, so that we may gain the privilege and opportunity to share with them their greater need…eternal life available through Living Water!


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I am humbled and blessed to be a part of this amazing event!  May God be glorified through our efforts!  Thank you all for being a part of God’s plan for believers to be His “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)  You are part of changing someone’s life forever; giving someone across the world, living among poverty, access to clean water…more importantly, access to the true Living Water that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ!  Thank you to Jason, Derek and Troy for organizing this event! Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers – get ready for WOD for Water 2014!!! And thank you to Neverthirst for allowing us to partner with your efforts to provide clean and Living Water to the poor through the local church!