GFA's clean water ministry is delivering safe, disease-free water to families across Asia through Jesus Wells. Each Jesus Well provides clean drinking water to approximately 300 people at a cost of less than $5 per person for up to two decades of supply.
Finding water that will not cause death in the family is a challenge many people in Asia face.
Many women and children are forced to walk hours a day to distant water sources, such as filthy ponds or lakes, and even then the water may be contaminated. Sometimes they know this may bring death and sickness to their families, but they have no other choice.
But the Lord is using Jesus Wells profoundly. The water is freely offered to all, regardless of their religious or social background. Providing safe water is a practical way to show people how much God loves and cares for them, and Jesus Wells can open the door for people to see the love and mercy of Christ.
“[My relative] complained of stomach pain. He suffered for more than two months, and the problem started to grow even worse. After two months, he passed away because of stomach pain and, I believe … consuming unsafe water.”
—Vimal, villager who prayed for a Jesus Well
Although other water well projects can cost several times as much, GFA is able to support the drilling of a well for only $1400*.Each Jesus Well serves an average of 300 people for about 20 years, and the wells may be drilled up to 600 feet deep, providing pure water in even the worst droughts. Local labor and materials are used to drill the wells, which keep the costs low.
A Jesus Well provides clean water for up to 300 people per day and can last 20 years.
That’s clean water for an entire village for only $1400. This life-giving water helps rescue mothers, fathers and children from disease, poverty and death.
Since each well can serve 300 people each day, that means water can be provided for a single person for less than $5 and because each well last 20 years, that $5 water can help for 20 years.
Jesus Wells can literally save lives—while showing people the love of God.
$1400 provides a well that produces clean water for an entire community, saving people from waterborne diseases for years. $140 can help 30 people, $700 can help 150 people, and $1400 can help an average of 300 people.
Jesus Wells are a wise investment and we keep the costs low too. The cost per person served with clean water is less than $5 when given toward a well and that provides water for 20 years.
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Salil's Testimony“Our family is blessed both physically and spiritually. We are free from problems and sickness. We also met the Living God in due time. It is because of the people who have spent their money to drill a Jesus Well in my place. I have never seen them, but I’m always praying for them. Thank you very much.” —Salil, villager in Asia
**Statistics from World Health Organization. 2018 Drinking Water Fact Sheet.
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