Question about Professional Skills for missionaries:
"How can providing clean water fit with missions?"
When visiting in Bangladesh, I arranged for water samples from 20 of the wells we had provided to be brought back with me to the US and tested by an environmental laboratory in Tulsa. None of those 20 samples showed levels of arsenic high enough to cause immediate concern. Unfortunately, the arsenic problem is idiopathic; arising spontaneously one day, only to be absent another.
Consequently, your call to ministry and missions through water quality/purification resonates with me. Potable water is sometimes unavailable to Christians when members of other majority religions own the wells. Helping them to learn how to get and maintain the source of good water is so important. What a great segue exists to help people understand the importance of "living water."
Editor's Note: also contact Living Water International and ask their counsel. Also try Lifewater and EMI. The September 2013 issue of Mission Frontiers is focused on water and missions.
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