Around 1.1 billion people in the world can’t get clean water. This makes life much more difficult for them. Life can become a struggle to find the water we all need to live. People in poorer countries often have to use water that could be contaminated, and could easily make them ill. This affects many people in Asia and Africa, where GFA World serves. In these places, 80 percent of illnesses have links to dirty water and poor sanitation.2
Here at GFA World, we love to serve “the least of these” and give people a glimpse of what Jesus’ love is like. We help people get clean water through Jesus Wells and BioSand water filters. We are so excited that over 38 million people have been helped to get clean water through GFA, and we want to do more! Your prayers will help to make that possible.
(1)“Water Supply & Sanitation.” World Water Council. https://www.worldwatercouncil.org/en/water-supply-sanitation. Accessed November 22, 2021.
(2)“10 Ways Access to Clean Water Can Improve the World.” Ohio University. https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/blog/access-to-clean-water/. March 2, 2021.
Pray for Health and Protection
Clean water saves lives. People who drink dirty water are in danger of getting waterborne diseases. These include typhoid, cholera, diarrhoea and dysentery. Many of the people in the areas GFA missionaries serve in are daily wage labourers. This means they won’t get paid if they can’t work. And then their families won’t eat. When children keep getting ill, they struggle to get to school. Tragically, some will even die. Every year, 1.8 million people (mostly children under 5) die from diarrheal diseases.3
Many women and children have to walk hours each day to distant water sources, like ponds or lakes. Even then, the water may be contaminated. The walks for water can also often be dangerous for women or girls, who may be attacked on the way. Walking to get water also takes hours. With that time, they could be earning money or going to school.
By praying, we can help make a difference!
Please pray that God will protect people from getting ill through drinking dirty water.
Please pray that God will protect women and girls on their dangerous walks for water.
(3)“Water Supply & Sanitation.” World Water Council. https://www.worldwatercouncil.org/en/water-supply-sanitation . Accessed November 22, 2021.
(4)“Water Inequality.” National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/water-inequality/ . October 1, 2019.
Pray for Provision
Here at GFA World, we work hard to keep our Jesus Well and water filter costs low. We use local resources and work with local people. And we’ve got our simple but effective structure for BioSand water filters down to a T! But of course, missionaries need money to cover the cost of wells and water filters.
Please pray that GFA missionaries will have enough money to meet the clean water needs of the people they serve. Pray that God will provide generous partners here in the UK to help.
Pray for Leaders to Have Wisdom
Over a billion people don’t have clean water. Our missionaries are always coming across people who are struggling because they can’t get clean water. Often, whole villages suffer because of dangerous water, or not enough water. Water problems can make people short of money, as well as ill. Sometimes the best solution is a Jesus Well, and sometimes it’s BioSand water filters. Our missionaries need to know the best thing to do in each place.
Please pray that God will show our missionaries the best water solution for each situation. Pray that they will use their resources in the best way.
Pray for Transformation
Clean water meets real, urgent needs. And it can show people that Jesus loves them. This clean water can change lives as people become healthy. And it can also help them experience true Living Water forever.
Please pray that God will change hearts through GFA’s clean water projects. Pray that each person who drinks the clean water from a Jesus Well or BioSand Water filter will also taste Living Water through Jesus.
Pray for Wells and Filters to Endure
We work hard to make sure that Jesus Wells and BioSand water filters last as long as possible. Usually, the local pastor and believers look after the Jesus Well to make sure it keeps working well. Some of the first Jesus Wells (which were drilled 20 years ago) are still providing clean water. And they have had a hugely positive impact on the communities they were drilled in!
Pray that each Jesus Well and BioSand water filter will last a long time. Pray that many generations can enjoy clean water and many lives can be changed, for now and for eternity.
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