In the Philippines: Building Up Our
Water With Blessings Community for Mission
Did you know that The Republic of The Philippines is made up of 7,641 islands? Or that it has a population of 108 million people who speak approximately 187 languages?
Most importantly, did you know that on most of those islands there is practically no access to clean water?
At Water With Blessings, we have a chance to do something about that.
Our work in The Philippines began in 2016 when a wonderful man named Rem Reyes took 80 Sawyer PointONE Filters there and began working with a group of nuns to recruit and train Water Women. Though some health setbacks and the coronavirus pandemic have curtailed Rem’s activities over the past couple of years, there are more than 1,300 Water Women serving their communities in The Philippines.
But as you can tell from the numbers above, that is less than a drop in one of our five-gallon buckets.
We are working with Rem to implement a plan similar to our Village By Village effort in Haiti. We believe that going Island By Island will be an important piece of our strategic plan to get to 100,000 Water Women trained and equipped each year by 2030.
Over the next couple of weeks we will introduce you to Rem and some of the other key volunteers in this exciting project. Please keep all of us in prayer as we work to bring clean water to God’s thirsty children in The Philippines..
May God bless you all!