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
The intense desire that burns within my heart to provide “drinkable water” in the name of the “livingWater” has been fostered in part by the example of JCBC.
Life Community Church of Palm Beach is sending 10 dentist and 10 medical Doctors to the Philipines in June of 2016. Along with those medical teams we are building 10 wells for clean water for rural communities on the various islands of the Philipines. The cost is a major amount for a church as small as LCC. However, we will have the money, which is sizeable, to complete every part of the cost.
I wanted to thank JCBC for their inspiration!
Dr.C Tommy Wood
Can’t imagine any better way to improve the lives of those people in the DR than to provide clean drinkable water, along with the message that, at least some of them will realize that El Senior (God) sent His people, who care about them to provide it. Good work guys.
Blessings, Dennis Shipp