October 1, we celebrated 25 years of water, for life, in Jesus’ name with our swankiest party yet. Because of support like yours, we exceeded our $3-million goal! That means our teams in more than 20 countries can serve more than 70,000 thirsty people, physically and spiritually! Check out some of our favorite photos from the night here, and visit water.cc/gala to watch the evening’s highlights—or the whole event—in our video gallery!
Over the past two decades, your support has helped install 16,000 water points as a tangible demonstration of God’s love, something truly worth celebrating! This year’s gala was all about honoring God's faithfulness since those beginnings, paired with the hopeful anticipation of what's still in store—for you, for Living Water International, and for the thirsty.
During this incredible evening, we were captivated by stories from our dedicated staff from around the world. Frank, Living Water’s hygiene coordinator in Rwanda, told us how his struggle for safe water growing up inspired him to follow God’s call into ministry. Rosemarie, Living Water’s operations manager in Sierra Leone, shared what it was like on the front lines of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak. Each day she lay down her fear to follow Christ and restore hope to the hurting.
Safe water and the living water of Jesus Christ make all the difference between despair and hope! We know that when we respond to God’s call to share them, the best is yet to come. We’re so grateful for the way everyone responded at this year’s gala. Thank you for letting us serve alongside you.