Dear friends and ministry partners,
In a previous blog, I took a moment to remind ourselves that our trust is entirely in the Lord, in both the good times and the bad. I also promised that I would get back with you on how we here at Chosen People are managing through the Coronavirus pandemic. We are asking ourselves daily, how might we, with the blessing of the Lord, maximize the moment. What opportunities are arising from the current crisis we find ourselves in?
I would like to quickly share with you how AguaGuate, our safe water initiative, is playing a vital role during this pandemic.
Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene are crucial for human health and well-being. Yet, millions of people globally lack adequate safe water, sanitation, and hygiene and consequently suffer from or are exposed to a multitude of preventable illnesses. On March 22, we celebrated #WorldWaterDay, a day that commemorates water access and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis.
“Access to safe water means better health, less poverty, and more education.”
Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene are the basics of health. To prevent further sickness, outbreaks, and pandemics, we all need to redouble our efforts to make sure every person has access to clean water. Further, safe water many times is not accessible in health care facilities around the world. To fight pandemics like COVID-19, we must strengthen all health and community systems with this essential service.
“To fight pandemics like COVID-19, we must strengthen all health and community systems with safe water.”
We here at Chosen People firmly believe that safe water is vital for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production, or recreational purposes. Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.
Now more than ever, urgent action is needed to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in healthcare facilities and communities throughout Guatemala. As countries across the world begin shutting down due to the pandemic, we are pleased to say that our safe water initiative here at Chosen People is moving full-speed ahead. In fact, we have the opportunity to double down for greater impact.
“Now more than ever, urgent action is needed to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in healthcare facilities and communities throughout Guatemala.”
Our drill crew from AguaGuate has mobilized to the state of El Progreso. They will be drilling six wells for the municipality of Guastatoya over the next few months. We have the opportunity of doubling down and are currently seeking $20,000 in funding that will go towards two community wells on the southern coast of Guatemala.
Today, the world finds itself fighting an enemy they can’t see, and in many countries, not only do they lack critical personal protective equipment, but they also lack access to the basic elements for human flourishing. Click on the button below to learn more about how you can join us in providing safe water and sanitation to communities in dire need.