Matt Sorger Ministries
Missions

Water Relief

The Mission


Matt Sorger Ministries has formed a ministry partnership with Iris Ministries and Rolland and Heidi Baker. As a ministry MSM partners with the drilling of water wells in Mozambique, Africa.

Many villages across the world do not have a clean water supply, and people are sick and dying as a result. In response, Iris Ministries became more holistic in their approach to missions; they had no choice. When people are thirsty and starving, the holiest thing we can do is offer a cold drink of water.

After many technical and government delays, Iris’s well-drilling program is moving ahead rapidly making a tremendous difference in the quality of life of many villages. Iris is one of the few organizations that has the equipment and government permission to drill wells throughout Mozambique. Coinciding with well-drilling, they are planting churches and providing both living water and clean water. Team-members live among the villagers in the bush and offer living water, Jesus Himself. "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst" (Jn. 4:13-14).


The Problem


Nearly one billion people have no access to clean, safe water. The dirty water they do have makes them sick. It robs children of hope, but it doesn't have to be that way.
We know that when a well is installed for a village, girls return to school. Women begin small businesses. Men are no longer too sick to work. Fields are watered and food supply becomes more reliable. Health returns and children grow up to be productive members of their community. The cycle of poverty is broken. Lives change.


When there is no water, there is needless suffering.

  • Nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink.
  • A child dies every 15 seconds from a lack of clean water.
  • 115 people die every hour from diseases linked to poor sanitation, poor hygiene and contaminated water.
  • 1 in 5 children who die before age 5 worldwide, die of a water related disease.
  • Children often walk miles every day to collect dirty water to drink.
  • Water related illness kills more people each year than wars and conflict.

Find these and other facts at:

http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/sanitation/en/
and
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/facts_figures/en/index.html.

Did you know that half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a water related disease? In developing countries, about 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions. One out of every five deaths under the age of five worldwide is due to a water related disease. Clean and safe water is essential to healthy living.

Tiny worms and bacteria live in water naturally. Most of the bacteria are harmless, but some of them can cause devastating disease in humans. Since they can't be seen, they can't be avoided. Every glass of dirty water is a potential killer.

Most of these waterborne diseases aren't found in developed countries because of the sophisticated water systems that filter and chlorinate water to eliminate all disease carrying organisms. But typhoid fever, cholera and many other diseases still run rampant in the developing parts of the world.


Water and Young Children

Infants and young children are especially susceptible to diseases because their immune systems are experiencing everything for the first time. Even in developed countries, a lot of moms boil water before giving it to their children - just to be doubly safe. In poor countries, the fuel for the fire can be so expensive that mothers can't afford to boil water and cook food.


Poor Health Leads to Poor Productivity.

The sickness caused by dirty water saps people's energy to do much of anything. If you've ever had food poisoning, you know how horrible it can be. Students who suffer from water borne illness can't stay in class. They miss out on the chance to learn and the cycle of poverty continues. That and when one person is sick, someone else has to take care of them, which means that the second person can't work either. If the sick person needs medicine, that money can't be used for other things, like food or school supplies. One of the greatest causes of poverty in Africa is also the most overlooked...the lack of access to clean drinking water.

Nearly one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water. That’s the equivalent of 1 in 8 people on the planet!

For these people, poverty is a fact of life. The good news...this is a solvable

The Solution

You can be a part of transforming someone’s life, not just by sharing with them the Good News that Jesus loves them, but by also granting them clean drinking water. You can sow a love seed into this missions outreach and help us save someone’s life. Click on the donate button to give clean water by contributing to a new water well.

Map of Area

Below is a map of the general area of where our mission is located: