The whole village collected water from an old, dirty well. The filthy water made people sick, but they had no other source to draw from.
In many developing countries, sources of water like the well in Bandhu's community are often polluted and cause diseases such as cholera, diarrhea or dengue fever. In South Asia, Jesus Wells help prevent disease by providing clean water from deep underground or, in some areas, from fresh mountain streams.
The pastor listened as Bandhu explained how they had no other choice but to use the old well. Seeing the people's desperate situation and an opportunity to show the love of Christ, Madhukar requested a Jesus Well be drilled in Bandhu's village.
People Drink Their Fill of the Living Water
It wasn't long before the request was approved, and a month later, a new well was installed. The drilling of the Jesus Well provided Bandhu's people with clean water for drinking, cooking and other household uses. The pure water was a blessing by itself, but the rewards stretched far beyond the physical need.
Only a short time after the well was installed, a small fellowship of believers formed in the village, and now they are growing under Pastor Madhukar's guidance. The gift of a simple Jesus Well gave the entire community the opportunity to learn about and drink their fill of the pure Living Water that will never run dry or become dirty.