For this month's CONNECTION:
“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8, NIV
Jesus told his disciples 2,000 years ago that they would receive power through the Holy Spirit to be his witnesses at home and abroad. Jesus had been betrayed, arrested, tortured, and killed. His followers were terrified, confused, and hunted. Yet, from this turmoil, they were charged and equipped to be Christ’s witnesses at home, across town, and around the world.
That call stands for us today in good times and challenging times.
For us, this scripture from Acts means demonstrating Christ-like love in communities near and far by overcoming obstacles in the relentless life-giving service amidst poverty, drought, war, famine, and hardship of every kind.
In each of the 17 countries we work in, some groups suffer because of their race, tribe, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, physical or mental ability, language, or immigration status. These groups are most likely to be overlooked or even intentionally excluded by those in local power. These additional disadvantages make gaining access to safe water and a flourishing life even more difficult.
From our persecuted church partners in South Asia to Haitian communities hindered by political unrest and natural disasters or our displaced neighbors fleeing internal conflict in Burkina Faso, Living Water is there through it all. We are blessed to serve alongside our global community and are increasingly dedicated to serving overlooked and excluded people groups with access to safe water, sanitation, hygiene, and the experience of God’s love.
Watch a video report from an internally displaced camp in Burkina Faso.
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