I totaled up our IMPACT results a few days ago. Here’s what you accomplished through your gifts and service with IMPACT Water:
33 water projects complete
263 miles of pipe laid in the mountains
363 volunteers encountered Christ and each other
1,453 homes have water
8,623 Honduran people are drinking clean water!
These numbers are an impressive testament to the life-changing mission God has sent us on.
Quantifying the impact of water, friendship, and the power of the Gospel isn’t easy, though. So, I’m attaching this interview with Pasquale. In 86 seconds, Pasquale says everything you need to know about what fresh water means for a family and a village. When you listen to him, you’ll see just how deep the impact of a single water project can go.
In Matthew 10:42, Jesus said, “And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” You, my friend, have given thousands of cups of cold water. And according to Pasquale, your gift has also made it possible to grow flourishing gardens, further improving a whole family’s health and finances.
Thank you hardly seems adequate. But I do thank you, very much, and I continue to ask for your support.
When we go to Honduras on an IMPACT Water trip, we don’t just dig ditches and build gravity-fed water systems. We build families, too.
Building families happens in three ways:
Through the friendships that we establish between us American guys on the trip and our Honduran compañeros. Like Michael said, he was “able to make new family all the way in a different country.”
By sharing with Honduran men how God expects a family to work. Unlike the surrounding culture, God doesn’t intend for families to be characterized by violence, silence, or division. We share with these men what it takes to love your wife, care for your children, and create a thriving family unit.
By enlarging the family of God through Bible studies during the week that we are there and through follow-up events after we leave. An IMPACT experience may be the first time many of these men have heard the good news of Jesus in a fair and accurate way that they can understand and respond to.
When you join with IMPACT by sharing your resources or your time, you are helping build a family that together makes life better for everyone involved.
Thank you for being part of IMPACT’s ministry in Honduras.
If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you know I just got back from an IMPACT Water trip to La Laguna de Guambuco, Honduras. It takes me a few days to catch my breath now that I’m old, but I wanted to let you know what we experienced.
Ten guys started my study on the Book of John. They really dug into what it means to have a relationship with Jesus. Men meeting Christ in the pages of scripture is the heart of IMPACT.
We built the entire gravity-fed water system. The American guys and the compañeros dug trenches, and the whole community now enjoys fresh, clean water right in their homes. I’m sending you this quick clip of Al Hassler sharing a little about what it’s like to dig a trench through the mountains of Honduras and why fathers are the reason we do it.
We played volleyball, held sack races, and visited in the compañeros’ homes. Nothing like this has ever happened in this village before. These people felt noticed, honored, and loved in a whole new way.
The kids in the village had a blast! Check out those pictures on Facebook or Instagram to see some great smiles.
Final Day in Las Vegas de Jalan! Thank you for going on this journey with us. Tonight, we celebrate because our motto really comes true at the end of our trip – we changed the life of a village and the heart of a man because God was with us.
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