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GO Team: Nicaragua Sur

"But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:14)

The Need

663 million people lack access to an improved source of drinking water—that's 1 in 9 of us. Great progress is being made globally, but whole people groups are being overlooked—it's the poorest people with the least political power that continue to suffer, and these are the people we are called to serve.

Water & Women. Many women spend 20 hours per week collecting water, some walking 7 miles a day, often for contaminated water. Too often the walk is not safe for them physically. It is women and the children they raise who suffer most without water, and who benefit most from access to it.

Water & Health. Water-related diseases cause 2.2 million deaths a year; every day, diarrhea takes the lives of 2,000 children in Africa—more than any other single cause of death. Safe water, a toilet, and clean hands could prevent 90% of these deaths.

Water & Education Globally. Water-related diseases steal 443 million school days a year. Roundworm, whipworm, and hookworm stunt growth, cause debilitating anemia, and follow kids into the classroom, shrinking cognitive potential. Illness causes absenteeism and early drop-out. Simple solutions can keep kids in school.

Water & the Gospel. There's hope. In the past 20 years 2 billion people have gained access to safe drinking water—but that's not the best story we have to tell. For us water is a picture of living water—the good news that God wants to transform people, communities, and the whole world through the person of Jesus Christ.

learn more about this clean water crisis here:  http://water.cc/whywater

The Details

LBF has now helped install seven new wells in water deficient communities. We've also refurbished six more. We're excited to help communities by sharing clean water, and the living water of Jesus Christ.  

Our team will spend a week building friendships, educating, and working alongside a specific community that needs clean water. With the help of LWI’s local staff, we’ll drill a clean-water well and install a hand-pump. We will educate the community on hygiene practices to help encourage sanitation and health. Throughout this process will we share our faith and the Gospel Message. 

Our team will be made up of 3 drillers and 3 hygiene workers for a total of 6 teammates. No previous drilling or hygiene experience is required. LWI’s local staff is there to guide and train you through it all.

Dates: August 6-12, 2017 (8 days)

Cost: $1,900

Team Size: 6

Applications are now closed.

Watch video re-cap from last year!