Dominican Republic (Jarabacoa)
A basic necessity to life, safe clean drinking water is surprisingly unavailable throughout many parts of the under-developed world. Jarabacoa, is no exception. Although there is an abundance of water provided through rainfall and the nearby rivers, most if not all is unsafe to consume. Ingesting this bacterial contaminated water results in many various health conditions and illnesses. Our focus is to meet this critical physical need by providing Biosand water filters to families in the communities. These filters have been proven worldwide to reduce waterborne diseases. On a one or two week outreach physical labor will be part of your commitment. We will make at least one biosand filter per week and installing a filter in a home. We also provide site maintenance to an SI preschool next door and serve them by keeping the grounds looking beautiful. Building relationships are a huge part of what we do, so expect to be spending time with families or individuals building those relationships. Our desire is to enter families homes by meeting immediate physical needs, recognizing opportunities to minister spiritually, and allowing the truth of scripture and the Holy Spirit to enter their hearts. Our goal is to initiate long-lasting relationships for the purpose of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and His kingdom, resulting in their eternal salvation and pursuit for further spiritual growth through discipleship.