According to the United Nations 1.1 billion people lack adequate drinking water and 2.6 billion people are without adequate water for sanitation. Without water for sewage disposal, cross-contamination of drinking water by untreated sewage is the chief adverse outcome of inadequate safe water supply. Consequently disease and significant deaths arise from people using contaminated water supplies; these effects are particularly pronounced for children in underdeveloped countries, where 3900 children per day die of diarrhea alone.2
The global water crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. In fact, diarrhea kills six times more people than armed conflict. Of the people around the world who lack access to water, 720 million are in Asia. There are 2.6 billion people who lack access to sanitation, of whom 1.9 billion are in Asia.2
I am a professional Water Treatment Technician. I work to purify water for industry—electronics specifically.
Over the last several months I have been increasingly burdened by the fact that every 17.6 seconds a child will die from water related illnesses.2 People are dying for want of something most of us take for granted. I feel I can no longer stand by and do nothing.
Over the next few months I will be seeking out what God is doing to meet the needs of people in this area and how I can be a part of it. I would ask that you be praying for discernment and wisdom on my part as I follow His prompting and lead my family into this area.
If you would like to be kept up to date on what God is doing in this critical ministry please feel free ask. You can e-mail me at:
or just ask me as our paths cross in every day life.
“Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”
Matthew 25:44-45 (NIV)