Clean Water

Water-borne illnesses run rampant in areas where the only source of water is a filthy pond or dried up well, read the stories of how providing clean water through Gospel for Asia changes lives.

Drinking from a Pig Pond

Sabeena watched clean water trickle out of the BioSand water filter. Impressed by how well the rocks and sand within the cement structure cleaned the water of impurities, she immediately wondered—could her family have one, too? Water was a painful component of life. Due to her husband’s bad reputation, she felt too ashamed to ask for help from others. Using […] Read more »

Drinking from the Smelly Pond

  Can you imagine living in a land where there is no proper source of water? What would you do? How would you gather enough water for your needs? Tasks like washing dishes, bathing, cooking and simply drinking water would become a problem you’d have to face every day. This is reality for the men and women in one Asian […] Read more »

A Jesus Well relieves water shortage

No Longer Fighting for Water

It had been the same pattern, day after day. People crowding around the water, arguing and quarreling over the precious but limited supply. No one wanted to be late to work or, even worse, go home with an empty bucket. Villagers Lack Sufficient Water Obvious distinctions could be seen between families in Malik’s village, especially in regard to water. Those […] Read more »

BioSand water filters help lower hospital bills by giving people clean, disease-free water.

Dirty Water and Hospital Bills

Kalyan watched as the two Gospel for Asia-supported pastors cleaned and inspected his BioSand water filter. The precious gift Kalyan had received only two years earlier changed his family’s life. Filtered Through a Mustard Oil Tin Dysentery, jaundice and diarrhea: Kalyan’s family used to suffer from these and other waterborne diseases often. The bacteria-filled water they used for their daily […] Read more »

BioSand water filters purify dirty water to provide families with desperately needed clean water.

Her Grandchildren Desperately Needed Clean Water

Murky water. That was the prize Kenga brought home from the next village. Despite taking a significant amount of time out of her day to fetch water, the water she got was barely worth drinking. This widow and her three adult sons struggled to make ends meet. She worked as a housemaid, and her sons worked as farm laborers when […] Read more »

Pure Water from a Cement Block

Rotten teeth and stomachaches were what awaited poor families in Vatya’s village with every drink of water. The water in their village is filled with pollution, but they drank it for years. While the wealthy could purchase clean water, those who didn’t have the extra money had no choice but to consume the dirty village water. Vatya and his family […] Read more »

Clean Water and a Cup of Hope

Gratitude swept through the crowds as families received their new water filters. “Thank you very much for this valued present for the survival of my family,” one recipient responded. After the flooding that had devastated their water source, recovery now seemed possible. Flooding and Diseases The flooding this region had experienced was very destructive, causing many villages’ water sources to […] Read more »

Love Found in a Well

In the midst of farmlands lies a little village. A Jesus Well stands in the distance, pouring out fresh water, free to all who pass by. It wasn’t always like this. Water pumps scattered here and there along the roadway were unreliable and scarce. The people in the village suffered for 12 years from water shortages. They moaned under this […] Read more »

Woman with bucket at Jesus Well

A Load Off Their Backs

A team of contractors hired by Gospel for Asia drilled a Jesus Well in a parched village of Nepal in August 2013, alleviating chronic thirst, diseases and backaches. The new Jesus Well, drilled at the request of local GFA pastor Deepankar, provides clean water for villagers to use. It is available for everyone, regardless of age, caste or religious preferences, […] Read more »

The villagers suffered. They had no clean water to scrub their dishes or to quench their thirst. So a GFA pastor began praying for a Jesus Well.

Clean Water, Healing for a Suffering Village

The villagers suffered. They drew water from a murky reservoir—murky water to wash their bodies, murky water to scrub their dishes, murky water to quench their thirst, and no one knew Christ. Jabbar, 50, and his wife, Sachi, 45, suffered like the rest of the villagers, but Sachi even more so. Severe pain shot through her stomach. It hurt so […] Read more »

Drinking Salty Water

Ghalib poured salty water from the container in his home. This was normal for his entire village. They all struggled with drinking the water because of the high level of salt within it. Many of the villagers suffered from kidney stones, and the children often became ill. Gospel for Asia pastor Aslesh recognized the villagers’ difficulties and requested BioSand water […] Read more »

The people in Zahin’s village used to walk more than half a mile each way to get water, and often ended up with various skin conditions because of the dirty water.

No More Stomachaches or Skin Rashes for Zahin’s Village

The people in Zahin’s village used to walk more than half a mile each way to get water. But when monsoon season arrived, the water would become polluted. To save themselves from the long walks and the bad water, the villagers dug small ponds near their homes to draw water—but the pond water was contaminated too. Because the villagers used […] Read more »

The First Seed of Good News

The drill bore deeper and deeper into the earth, looking to strike pure, fresh water—water Gospel for Asia pastor Samuel’s village needed desperately. All the water sources were far away, and every one of them was contaminated, leaving the children who drank from them with stomach pains and other illnesses. But the villagers didn’t want any Christian help, even if […] Read more »

Clean water

A Well for Strangers

Ratnakar lived only a few miles from the local church, but he’d never seen such a large crowd around it as there was that day. As he got closer to see what was happening, Ratnakar just became more confused. The crowd was gathered around a well, and someone was announcing that the well belonged to the whole village—that anyone, without […] Read more »

Water Flows from the Mountain Side

Basking in the mountains of east India rests a small village with more than 50 families. They work hard six days a week laboring in the tea gardens, doing carpentry work or working other jobs they find in order to make a living. The village seems nearly abandoned during the day with only the mothers, young children and elderly quietly […] Read more »