Women bear the responsibility of collecting water for their families, a task that typically takes hours of their day. Many villages in Malawi do not have wells, so women must either walk long distances to a stream, lake, or river or to a village that has a working well.
There are over 7,500 broken wells scattered throughout rural Malawi. We started our work in Malawi repairing broken wells, and to date we have repaired 23 wells. As a result, there are many people coming to Christ in evangelistic outreaches in the villages where well repair has taken place.
In October 2011, George attended well school in Texas. This training has equipped him to not only to repair wells but to also hand-drill wells where there is no electricity, doing this without expensive well drilling equipment. He learned an ancient Chinese technology for well drilling that enables him to go into virtually any village and, with a simple rig and local manual labor, hand drill a well.
Our well school students at the Bible Institute will learn both well repair and well drilling. We anticipate the result to be a wide open door for the Gospel as students use this technology to meet a critical need for clean water in the villages.
Sure Foundation Ministry is being used by God to give hope and to relieve the suffering of people in villages in southern Malawi by making clean water sources available to them.
Throughout the developing world, more people die from easily preventable water-borne diseases than die from AIDS. Clean water makes possible the education of young girls and the gainful employment and industry of women who would otherwise spend hours each day searching for water — any water, even disease laden water.
To give the gift of clean water is a wonderful thing, and that saves lives, but we know that to offer the Living Water, the Lord Jesus Christ will have eternal impact. It is our love for Him and the wonderful, good news of the Gospel that motivates us.