Wells Of Life finances the drilling of borehole water wells in rural Ugandan villages, and near churches and schools, at a cost of $6,000 each. We are tackling the world-wide crisis of the shortage of clean drinking water in the spirit of Matthew 17:20: "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can move mountains."
We are a group of individuals, families and businesses that are committed to forming in America an understanding of the dictates of 1 John 3:18 ("Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions") in a specific application that is critically needed, quickly accomplished, immediately verifiable and effective, and easily replicated to scale. A child dies in East Africa from the ill effects of contaminated
water every 22 seconds – one child in five dies before reaching his or her fifth birthday of causes directly attributable to the ingestion of contaminated water, the only drink available – even though God's clean, life-saving, sight-preserving water is only a few dozen yards directly under their feet.
We in America are the most blessed people on earth, in the entire history of the world. But our culture of instant personal gratification and excessive consumption does not encourage the sharing of that worldly wealth with the less fortunate; especially on the other side of the world. Luke 12:14 warns us that from everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded. And we are all familiar with the adage of Matthew 25:40: "Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for Me". Our organization is based on the words of Mother Teresa, urging us not to consider any act of charity to be too small to be measured and appreciated: "if you cannot save all of the children, at least save one."
One of our wells, serving 6,000 of our poorest brothers and sisters in Christ by providing decades of clean water, can be started with the mustard seed of a child's contribution of a single dollar contributed to the funding of a specific well. While that seed money grows towards the goal of $6,000; the child, their family, friends, neighbors, and businesses, have been provided with in easily-obtained, specific goal of funding a well in a very needy place. The experience of working together towards the goal of realizing that “we are God's workmanship, ...created to do good works” (Ephesians 2:10) allows each of us in our respective spheres of influence to grow into a fruitful relationship with each other; here in America as well as in Uganda, as "well" as with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.