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Giving Water and Life

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013


By Bradley Burck-

The Water in Guatemala is Contaminated

It’s full of the  kinds of waterborne illnesses we don’t even think about in the United States — diarrheal, intestinal heminths, Schistosomiasis, Dracunculiasis, Trachoma, and more. This is the situation faced by those living in Guatemala City. Fresh,clean running water doesn’t exist. Everyone knows that drinking the water is likely to make you sick.

The solution seems simple, buy bottles water or use a water filter to purify it. However,  those living in the ghettos and the dump don’t have that option. When you struggle to find enough to eat,  digging through the trash for a mouth full, bottle water is far out of your reach. Most families simply drink dirty water or boil what they have and take their chances.

Water Filters

Modern water purification devices are relatively inexpensive and easy to get in the United States. You would not think much of one if you saw it a store.  They are small but extremely effective in filtering contaminants. We are working with families in the ghetto of Maria Teresa Caballeros of Guatemala City to provide these life-saving water filters. A water filter provides fresh drinkable water for a whole family. Our missions teams visit the ghetto and the dumps several times a month to bring these gifts to families in need. With this practical need met doors are opened to share the love of Jesus

Pilas

We go further than just delivering water filters we also provide families with sinks called pilas. Running water is unknown in the homes of the poorer families. The pilas give families the ability to wash their food, clothes, hands, and bodies with uncontaminated water.

Now you can help too!

What has God placed on your heart? The cost to provide a water filter to a family is just $40. Now you can provide a pila for a family for just $50. This $50 gift will impact a family for several generations. Please consider how you might be involved.

Consider partnering today by providing water filters and pilas to families in need.

Give online so a family can have fresh water today!

OR

Mail a check to:

Forever Changed International

c/o Water and Pila Project
Forever Changed International
19215 SE 34th Street Suite 106-387
Camas, WA 98607

Today is World Water Day

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Here is One Small Action You Can Take to Help a Family Get Clean Water on World Water Day
– By Bradley Burck

The Water in Guatemala is Contaminated

Access to fresh water is a worldwide problem. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than two million people die from water-related diseases each year. The kinds of waterborne illnesses we don’t even think about in the United States — diarrheal, intestinal heminths, Schistosomiasis, Dracunculiasis, Trachoma, and more — devastate people’s lives all over Latin America.

In Guatemala City, very few people have access to clean drinking water. Everyone knows the water you get in the city needs to be purified. There are two ways to get purified water — either to filter contaminated water or to buy bottled water. Buying bottled water is extremely prohibitive because of the expense. Most families simply drink dirty water or boil what they have and take their chances.

A Simple Solution for Health

Modern purification devices are relatively inexpensive and easy to get in the United States. You would not think much of one if you saw it a store.  They are small but extremely effective in filtering contaminants. However, they are not easily accessible in Guatemala City for poor families living in the ghettos or the Garbage Dump. Forever Changed International is working with families in the ghetto of Maria Teresa Caballeros in Zone 7 of Guatemala City to provide water filters and special sinks (pilas).

This is life-saving work. The water filters provide people with fresh drinkable water that won’t make them sick. The pilas give families the ability to wash their food, clothes, hands, and bodies with uncontaminated water. Forever Changed International mission teams visit the dumps and ghettos several times a month and deliver these gifts to families in need while showing them the love of Jesus Christ.

Your Opportunity

Now you can help too! Some people deliver these gifts into the communities. Others pray. Still others are needed to give the resources needed to buy the water filters and pilas. Please consider how you might be involved.

The cost to provide a water filter to a family is just $40. The filter will provide clean drinking and usable water for a family of four for three months.

The pila is the main tool for washing and cleaning and holding clean water in the slums and ghettos of Guatemala City where clean running water simply doesn’t exist. Now you can provide a pila for a family for just $50. This $50 gift will impact a family for several generations.

Consider partnering today by providing water filters and pilas to families in need.

You can give online to give a family fresh water today!

OR

You can mail a check to:

Forever Changed International

c/o Water and Pila Project
Forever Changed International
19215 SE 34th Street Suite 106-387
Camas, WA 98607

Note: If you have a specific mission team in mind when you give, please make note of that in the comments section on our giving page or in the memo section on your check.