“Earlier this year I was a member of a five-person missions team from four different churches that went to Magale, Uganda. The local church in the area we visited had started an orphanage because of devastation caused by landslides,” said Tim McDonald, pastor of Living Water Baptist Church in Crawford, GA.
A hundred miles southeast of Magale, and located in a mountainous area about twenty miles from the border with Kenya, the missions team met nearly one hundred children in desperate need of clean and accessible water.
David Morse, missions coordinator at Northside Baptist Church in Douglas, Georgia, said of his experience in Uganda, “This group had to hand carry water from a stream a half-mile away, using five-gallon containers, and the water was very dirty.”
The orphanage needed a well to provide safe drinking water but lacked the financial resources to pay for it. That’s when Northside Baptist Church, in partnership with Living Water Mission Fellowship of Arnoldsville, Georgia, decided something had to be done and turned to Pure Water, Pure Love (PWPL) for help.
On January 27, 2020, PWPL awarded Northside Baptist Church a well-drilling grant for their water project in Uganda. Morse said, “We planned to have missions teams there for the project, but the travel issues with coronavirus allowed only one trip at the end of February. The pandemic caused many delays in Uganda, and the well was not completed until the end of April.”
Despite the unexpected wait, the completed well now supports nearly two hundred children, plus the orphanage staff and teachers. They have access to safe, clean water and also continue to learn about the Living Water that offers eternal life.
For more information or to help support the Pure Water, Pure Love ministry, please visit us at www.wmu.com/pwpl.