I’m proud to share with you about our latest water project and the final results of September’s Annual Missions Offering.
Our largest team of all time assisted in the construction of a Water House, which will soon be home to a plant-size, reverse-osmosis water purification system. The village we worked in is named Mella, and you’ll not likely find it on a map.
Mella is a small village near the Haitian border that is poor and without access to clean water at an affordable cost. Villagers often must choose between purchasing drinkable water or feeding their children…and you can imagine how that turns out. Adults and children regularly suffer from water-borne illnesses.
That will change soon, not only in Mella, but also in the even poorer villages surrounding it. Our state of the art water system is “plant” _size and will supply water for more than 15K people as the Mella plant will serve as a distribution point. We have purchased a truck for their use so this plant will also serve as an economic engine for local commerce, selling water, but at a rate approximately 70% cheaper than the big-box water companies.
A Duke U. based study has shown that Dominicans who live in areas where we build water plants have seen an 80% drop in water-related diseases. So JCBC, we are not only impacting lives with the Gospel, we are literally saving lives with our work.
We will begin working soon on the 2018 project. If you’d like to be part of the team that will travel to the Dominican Republic, talk to me. One of our trips will change your life.
I’m also proud to report that your amazing support of September’s missions offering exceeded our goals and our expectations. You gave $138,129.00 and as a result we will be giving record amounts to No Longer Bound, Meals by Grace and our Presidio, Texas work. Your giving will also allow us to create new local missional partners and once again provide for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s national and state missional work.
So JCBC, a Big Thank You for your support of our missional projects and our Annual Missions Offering. We, together, are making a real impact!
Johns Creek Baptist Church