Living Water International
Living Water International was founded in 1991, and is an international Christian organization, serving the world’s poorest communities by helping them acquire safe, clean water. Nearly 90 percent of all diseases in the world are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene. Every year, there are 4 billion cases of diarrhea as a direct result of drinking contaminated water; resulting in more than 2.2 million deaths. Every day, water-related diseases claim the lives of 5,000 children under the age of five.
Messiah members were first drawn to this mission program following the Advent Conspiracy book study during the 2010 Advent season. That class felt inspired to celebrate Christmas differently, and moved to fund the drilling of Messiah's first well in Leon, Nicaragua.
Messiah has now funded 10 wells through Living Waters International.