Healing Hands, Inc., has just announced that a donor has agreed to fund the purchase and delivery of a specially outfitted truck to be used in the refurbishing of up to 200 water wells in South Sudan.This represents an extremely generous monetary gift of approximately $250,000!
This is critical because seventy percent of all illness in Africa is estimated to be caused by unclean drinking water, such as from contaminated stock ponds and muddy rivers. In South Sudan, most of their water wells and pumping equipment were destroyed by the enemy before the end of the recent civil war.
This newly donated rig will first allow the rehabilitation of those old wells. It can then be converted into a support truck for a water well drilling rig. In addition, Healing Hands will arrange for and fund a specialized crew to handle the repair work.
This means that in 200 villages, the people of South Sudan will be provided with clean water; and all the villagers will know that churches of Christ provided this water for them.
A major first step in evangelizing the world is creating interest and opening doors.We must first get the attention of those with whom we want to share the Gospel and show them that we care.We are very grateful to Healing Hands, Inc. for arranging this humanitarian gift that will not only help the Sudanese people immensely but will greatly expedite the spread of the Gospel there.
This gift will provide an open door for Gospel preachers to establish the Lord's church in each of the villages that receives a newly refurbished water well. You can see the urgency of quickly getting into operation the planned preacher training school to prepare South Sudanese men to be ready to go into those communities as soon as the wells are completed to teach the inhabitants and start congregations of the Lord's church.
Healing Hands, Inc., is based in Nashville,Tenn. Its major work is to procure funds for humanitarian projects to assist churches of Christ in mission areas of the world. They work in conjunction with local churches of Christ, and we are very grateful and excited to work in partnership with them on this important clean-water project for South Sudan.