• 1 Child Dies Every 15 Seconds Because Of A Water-Related Disease.
• 1.8 Million Children Die From Diarrhea Every Year, More Than Armed Conflict And Terrorism Combined.
• 2.6 Billion People Are Without Adequate Sanitation.
• 884 Million People Lack Access To Safe Water.
• 884 Million Chances To Reveal The Glory of God
Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.
Over the past 4 years, people in 17 different villages/towns have been given the gift of clean water through our efforts. Temple Baptist Church has joined Living Water International in providing the funds necessary to upgrade existing wells or dig new wells in countries world-wide. Through our weekly program of receiving recyclable water bottles and aluminum soda cans, we have been able to support this ministry. Any item with a CA redemption value symbol is accepted. No glass, milk cartons or plastic milk jugs are accepted. Here is a list of the wells that Temple Baptist Church has assisted with funding:
In April, 2012, a check in the amount of $6,000 sent to the mission agency of Beyond Partnership made it possible for a small community in Nicaragua to dig their own well. The project was originally meant to support the residential and agricultural needs of a local farming village, but this new well is serving an additional 15 villages in the area. Dug by hand down to a depth of approximately 60 feet, this new well has answered the prayers of many poor farmers in the area.
In May, 2012, TBC assisted a local pastor in a small village in Uganda associated with a children's orphanage. Funds in the amount of $1,000 sent to PATH Ministries helped cap a spring that now provides fresh drinking water to the village and the orphanage.
In June, 2012, TBC partnered with Bear Creek Community Church to provide a hand-pump well for a village in El Salvador, Sonsonate Village. Funds in the amount of $2,500 were sent to Living Water International to make fresh drinking water a reality for this needy village. Here is what John Nadolski, SW Region director for Living Water International shared in a letter dated December 21, 2012 to Bear Creek Church:
You also partnered with the Temple Baptist Church in Lodi to provide a well for the Sonsonate village in El Salvador. Around 125 people live in this humble village. They were very grateful for the well. One of the citizens shared,
“Our hand-dug wells were very bad. We did not know exactly why, but we now know that we have problems with our hand-dug wells because the wells are unprotected and things can fall in, like ants. When the ants walk around the well, they can fall into the water and drown, which gives the water a bad taste and contaminate them. Now with this new well we will be supplying more than 70 families with pure drinking water. Thank you Living Water – Bear Creek Community Church and Temple Baptist Church.
In November, 2012, we partnered with Bear Creek Community Church and sent a gift of $2,500 for the installation of a hand-pumped well in Honduras. The well was drilled for the Nueava Maranoenes village--a village of 300 people near Trujillo.
In May, 2013, the recycling ministry was able to send a check to Living Water International in the amount of $3,000 to rehab a well in Nicaragua. We are also pleased to partner with Living Water International by donating $5,000 from the missions budget to help build another well in southeast Asia.
In December, 2013, our recycling ministry teamed up with Bear Creek Community Church in sponsoring a new well in the country of Liberia. TBC sent a check in the amount of $5,000 to Living Water International to assist with this new well. With the ebola outbreak, Living Water could not travel to the site in Liberia until recently. We learned on December 4, 2015 that a new hand-pumped well was drilled and completed.
In August, 2014, we were pleased to hand John Nodolski a check for $5,000 on our Missions Sunday to assist with the installation of a new well in southeast Asia.
In October, 2014, TBC teamed up with Bear Creek Community Church in sponsoring a new well in Haiti. A check in the amount of $2,750 was sent to Living Water International to assist with this new well. Here is the report from Living Water on this well: Haiti Well
In May, 2015, Temple Baptist Church sponsored the installation and cost of a new well in Nicaragua-Rivas. TBC was pleased to send a check in the amount of $5,500 to Living Water International. This well will bring fresh drinking water to hundreds of residents in the area.
In November, 2015, Temple Baptist Church sponsored the installation and cost ($5,000) of a new well in India. Along with this well, TBC also shared the cost ($3,000) of another new hand-pump well in India with Bear Creek Community Church.
In August, 2016, Temple Baptist Church sponsored the installation and cost of a new well in Nicaragua in partnership with Galt Horizon Church. TBC's shared cost of $4,000 was combined with the fundraising efforts of Galt Horizon to complete this project.
In May, 2017, Temple Baptist Church joined Bear Creek Community Church and Vineyard Christian Middle School in the installation of a new well in Liberia. TBC's shared cost of $7,000 was combined with the fundraising efforts of these two other ministries to complete the project.
Join us in this ministry that is impacting lives around the world! Bring your recyclables any Sunday and drop them off at the church garage located at the back entrance on Vine Street.