Mission: Water (Day 4)
Posted June 21st, 2012
The well is in and as you can see the plaque has been placed. This is an important moment for our team and the village. It shows our people how people sacrificing is transformed into real impact and they are so proud to represent our community.
It tells the village that there is a God who loves them and who wants good things for them and calls His people to live for Him.
Pray that the village would see God's face in the smiles of children blessed!
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Mission: Water (Day 2)
Posted June 19th, 2012
We hope to have pictures soon, but uploading large files seems to be a challenge.
The team is settling in. They even were invited to play a friendly game of futbol and to say that the results were amazing is an understatement. Our team has been welcomed into this village and is representing God's heart by simply immersing themselves in the humility of Christ and LOVING PEOPLE.
It turns out that "smiles", "fun", "laughter", "hard work", and "serving others" all translate. Our new friends in the village see this in our team and are treating them so well!
The work is progressing nicely, and a new piece of information has been brought up by the community le...
Mission: Water (Day 1)
Posted June 18th, 2012
The team is on the ground!
Safe travels brought them to the team house last night and today they met the village! It is in the Sonsanate region in western El Salvador.
So far they have encountered 300 curious villagers and over 150 children!
The treacherousness of gaining access to clean water around the globe is very diverse...In some places it is a long road to walk (several times a day), in other places it is dangerous because of mean people or dangerous animals. In this village the people are separated from their current water source by a busy road. In the past year 15 children had been hit by cars and killed in their pursuit of life's most basic building block.
In a holistic approach to serving needs, ...
Mission: Water (El Salvador Team)
Posted June 18th, 2012
Check out this interview from Chapel Barrington Water Team Leader Mike Fumagalli. He was live on the radio and carries our heart for our water-related missions beautifully.
You can click on the June 14 show "good deeds vs discipleship" and fast forward to minute 49.
Mikes Team left early Sunday morning on the way to Acajutla, El Salvador, and from there will go to a village to provide clean water in Jesus name
Posted March 14th, 2012
Nicaragua redemption tour
Posted March 13th, 2012
The team is working hard, and their primary role is the restoration of preexisting wells. So here they find a village or community that knew life without clean water, and a group in country, international aid team, or government programs wanted to help. But they installed a well and then it broke. The people had become accustomed to life with clean water and then it was taken from them. Imagine the discouragement!
Our partner, Living Water, scours the countryside in looking for new drill sites and the opportunity to redeem the good work that was intended at its installation. WHAT AN AMAZING GOSPEL NARRATIVE!!! Our team is the agents that hundreds of people will see represent the restorative heart of our ...
Posted March 11th, 2012
This is from the Team in Nicaragua (thanks Rich)
Hola from Nicaragua!
the whole group got to nicaragua safely yesterday afternoon . as expected the weather is sunny and hot in the mid ninety's . The living water team met us at the airport . we stopped for lunch at a restaurant that is similar to a kentucky fried chicken/taco bell ; go figure.
(I will apologize up front for spelling errors and writing in all lower case up front . it's tough to type on this little phone )
Managua was very depressed but the people have been very friendly so far .
Most of the houses in managua are shanties ; tin roofs with no windows. lots of people with varying deg...
Posted March 9th, 2012
The Chapel Barrington's first mission to bring clean water to those in need will depart Friday night and it is already been life-changing for the participants:
As I was describing best practices to engage the villagers, I pointed out the soccer balls translate! Bring a few extra balls and watch the community come to life around the beautiful game. I also described the wonderful ministry of sharing the Gospel using color coded beads. JD Mortimer took those facts and with a little Google-powered help he found a website that makes Soccer balls in the same color code (Yellow, black, red, white, green, yellow for creation, sin, blood, pure heart, growth, and heaven). When he showed me the ball he was so excited to...
Photos from El Salvador
Posted October 13th, 2011
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Water mission to El Salvador (#1)
Posted October 13th, 2011
The ingenuity of people is staggering. Joe Witkins connected with his inner-Wisconsinite and was mesmerized by the perfectly planted rows of corn on the steep hillsides surrounding the villages. "How do they do that?" he wondered aloud. In fact his obsession was getting really irritating, Until we found a farmer who happily showed us the tool they developed to do it. Joe was ecstatic and we were all left with the inescapable reality that if people are given the freedom, health, safety, and time; they will pursue a better life, And they will be willing to share in that for the good of community.
the water crisis is a crisis of time, safety and health...by providing these things in Jesus names w...