Meeting the Obvious Need
GFA-supported pastor Turag was like the daily laborers in many ways. He too, grew up working alongside his parents in the fields. He lived knowing about Christ but having no relationship with God. It wasn’t until a missionary shared Revelation 3:20 with him years earlier that he began living for Christ. Now, as he stepped foot in the new village the Lord had called him to serve, he had no idea the ways God was going to use his life.
When Pastor Turag considered the struggling state of the villagers and the polluted water they drank and used for cooking and bathing, God’s love and burden grew inside him. Bad water was their consistent trial. Seeing the tremendous need, Turag quickly made a request to his leaders for a Jesus Well to be drilled.
While he waited for the Jesus Well to be approved and installed, Pastor Turag encouraged the people of the village and built relationships and prayed with them.
By the grace of God, a Jesus Well was installed with John 4:13–14 inscribed on the plaque. The doors to Christ’s love opened in a new way. The practical gift helped the villagers lives and they would never be the same. They were so grateful.
663 Million People Without Access to Clean Water
One day, after the Jesus Well was drilled, Pastor Turag met a villager named Darpan. As they were talking, Darpan asked a question he had been mulling around in his mind: Why did Pastor Turag help them get a Jesus Well? Who would do such a generous action for the villagers?
Pastor Turag shared how the Lord had provided the well through supporters across the globe.
“This Jesus Well is very helpful for us,” Darpan said, “because we used to draw impure water, which was very harmful. Because of that impure water, often villagers would get sick.”