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1 Pure Water, Pure Love SM Quenching an Eternal Thirst

2 O n that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter. The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name (Zechariah 14:8-9 NIV).

3 C hristians think of water in a spiritual sense. Rightly so. But for many people around the world, real water is a need also. T he pressing, tangible need for pure drinking water must be met before some can even consider Christs living water.

4 C an you turn on the faucet in your home and drink water that isnt harmful to you, your family, or your guests? For example...

5 N o one is more familiar with this reality than our missionaries. Many missionaries labor in intense circumstances and do so without access to clean drinking water. If you can, then you are more fortunate than many.

6 B ut through WMUs Pure Water, Pure Love, all that can change.

7 The goal of Pure Water, Pure Love is to provide missionaries and the people they serve with clean drinking water, free from disease-causing microorganisms, at no cost to them.

8 A tangible expression of our Lords living water. Pure Water, Pure Love Is... A practical way WMU can funnel love and support to missionaries. An ample supply of worry-free water in places where safe tap water is not available.

9 Thank you so much for providing a water filter for us. What a blessing! You all do so many things that others will never know about. God knows, and I pray His blessings will overflow in your work! Missionaries serving in Nigeria

10 Grants through Pure Water, Pure Love: Sudan Utah China Honduras Indonesia Haiti MalawiTanzania = Those grants represented in this presentation

11 Watering Malawi Y ou care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly (Ps. 65:9 NIV).

12 I t has been called the forgotten land. A tiny African country about the size of Alabama, world reports indicate that 5 million of the total population of 12 million is in danger of dying within the next twelve months. Malawi This killer is drought, and its pillaging Malawians.

13 Malawi Pure Water, Pure Love is working with an organization called Watering Malawi, which advocates for long-term relief efforts in Malawi through irrigation. A grant from Pure Water, Pure Love enabled Watering Malawi to install one of 16 deep bore hole wells in Malawi. It is improving the lives of 6,500 households.

14 Malawi What the grants doing... Substantially reducing the walking distance to safe water sources, creating time for women and girls to develop income-generating activities, or attend school. Providing at least nine gallons of safe water daily for each person. Providing water for garden irrigation. Promoting improved sanitation practices and creating a culture of sanitation. *Not an exhaustive list

15 Mission Waco Haiti E veryone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst (John. 4:13 NIV).

16 Haiti Pure Water, Pure Love partnered with Mission Waco to provide a water well for people in Ferrier, Haiti. Provide holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. Mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor. Seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized. Mission Waco s Goal is to

17 W hile there, Mission Waco also helped repair three older and defunct wells. All of them are located in an impoverished village of 13,000 where the average family income is less than a dollar a day. Haiti

18 Make Way Partners Sudan The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted (Isa. 61:1 NIV).

19 Sudan W e all know about Sudan. Its a hot topic. Weve watched unrest cover this country, especially in Darfur. Regardless, we know people in this region need clean water to drink. And, we know they need Christs living water. For this reason, Pure Water, Pure Love decided to act.

20 Sudan R ight now, a woman is drinking clean water from a well in Darfur, Sudan.

21 SudanSudan Pure Water, Pure Love worked with Make Way Partners, a Christian mission agency that is committed to preventing and combating human trafficking and all forms of modern–day slavery by educating and mobilizing The Body of Christ. A s a result, women, men and children are learning about Christs living water in a tangible way.

22 Missionary Fellowship Honduras The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land (Isa. 58:11 NIV).

23 Honduras

24 Missionary Fellowship is the brainchild of Jim and Georgia Lamont, missionaries to Honduras. Their ministry provides a home to orphans, training them in academics, vocational skills, and English as a Second Language. Most importantly, orphans at Missionary Fellowship are taught the Gospel of Christ.

25 T hrough Pure Water, Pure Love children at Missionary Fellowship can drink clean water every day. Pure Water, Pure Love serves as an additional evangelistic tool for children to learn about Jesus Christ. H onduras

26 Special Projects through WMUs Volunteer Connection ® You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail (Isa. 58:11 NIV).

27 FamilyFEST SM L ast summer, FamilyFEST SM volunteers painted houses in Tijuana and distributed gallons of clean water. It is a country where people labor 12 hours a day, five days a week, only to earn $45. I n the community of Alamar, 7,000 people drink contaminated water because they cannot afford clean water.

28 Through Pure Water, Pure Love, FamilyFEST volunteers provided clean drinking water to the Alamar community. FamilyFEST WMU National Executive Director Wanda Lee participates in Pure Water, Pure Loves mission to provide clean water as an expression of Christs love. This modern electrical system has continued to purify and filter water long after FamilyFEST volunteers departed.

29 I t is true that this is but a DROP OF WATER in comparison to the social problems that exist. But, it is an important drop of water, especially for the hundreds of helpless children who can now drink a clean glass of water. Pastor Fernando Martinez, Centro Shalom Tijuana T his has become a powerful tool that God has used to reach the lives of hundreds of families that struggle daily with poverty. FamilyFEST

30 Disaster Relief S tarting overa familiar theme since 2004s tsunami disaster. In Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Bill and Dellanna OBrien are committed to showing Christs love by helping others make that new start. Banda Aceh, Indonesia

31 Disaster Relief The OBriens used money from Pure Water, Pure Love to build a well for a local hospital. You cant imagine what this is going to mean to the doctor and the hospital. Thanks to WMU and to all those who made the money available. Bill OBrien Banda, Aceh, Indonesia

32 Pure Water Who Needs It? I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of cold water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward (Mark 9:41 NIV).

33 Maybe youre in need of clean water...

34 If you are a missionary, or if a missionary you know can benefit from Pure Water, Pure Love, grant applications are available by contacting: Volunteer Connection Womans Missionary Union

35 Ive been touched by the worldwide need for pure water but always felt there was nothing I could do. This morning the Lord reminded me there is something I can do, little as it may be. So, please use this check for your Pure Water, Pure Love program. PWPL donor

36 Thank you so much for our water filter! What an absolute blessing. We truly appreciate the gift and ministry to us as missionaries. We are grateful for your partnership in our ministry through prayer, giving, and support. Please know how grateful we are and how vital your ministry is! Last Frontier Missionaires

37 Or, maybe you need to provide clean water...

38 Donations to Pure Water, Pure Love are tax-deductible. You can make a personal gift, collect money from your church, your friends, or your family. Send a check made out to WMU, clearly marked for Pure Water, Pure Love, to: PWPL c/o WMU P. O. Box Birmingham, AL

39 People are thirsty. Thank you for helping quench their thirst through Pure Water, Pure Love.

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