We never intended to establish long term missional work in the Dominican Republic. Our Missions Committee did not pin the island on our missional map. In fact, if not for the earthquake in Haiti, and the almost accidental way in which we found ourselves responding, we likely never would have set foot on the island of Hispaniola. It was a God-thing, however, and we did respond in Haiti, and in the process, began long-term relationships on the Dominican side. We’ve done many things with and for Dominicans and Haitians, but easily, the biggest are the clean water systems we have installed. Last week, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Johns Creek, we built the buildings for water purification systems, numbers three and four.
To put JCBC’s work in perspective there are four Third World villages that now, or soon, will provide clean water for residents for the first time. The water is so bad on the island a deep well is dug and the water is then run through a four-cycle reverse/osmosis filtration system to make it drinkable. The total cost of these four systems is $80,000.00. Yes, ‘them’s a lot of zeros,’ but every penny is worth it. Clean water in the name of living water. Kind of has a ring to it, doesn’t it?
Let’s keep up the good work.
Johns Creek Baptist Church