Since 2013, TivaWater has partnered with Powell United Methodist Church from Powell, TN. Year after year we have been moved by their congregation’s passion and commitment to providing safe drinking water and the hope of Jesus to the people of Guatemala.
Every summer, a team from Powell UMC travels to Chichicastenango and deliver filters to families without access to clean water. These TivaWater filters are tangibly sharing the love of God with the most vulnerable communities.
Each December, the leadership of Powell UMC take up a special offering, which will purchase filters for the upcoming mission trip in the summer time. Last year, they purchased 216 filters! Since we began partnering with Powell UMC, they have purchased over 700 filters.
While in Guatemala, they work with their good friend and our operations manager for TivaWater Guatemala, Diego. He is an incredible man of God, dedicated to making sure filters are delivered to those who need it most.
Team members of Powell Church love delivering the filters because not only are they providing people with life giving water, they are able to instantly connect with the people in these communities as they visit their homes and set up the filters.
If your church or organization is interested in providing clean water on your mission trips (either in Guatemala or Uganda), please contact Olivia@tivawater.com
Providing water filters to families is often a life changing experience for everyone involved. They bring people together, create the opportunity for individuals to connect on a personal level and provide vital resources necessary to lead a healthy and productive life.
TivaWater comes alongside churches and organizations that are already doing incredible work and offer our revolutionary filter as a resource. We have the best filter in the world for developing countries and we believe that by using our filter your organization will amplify your impact on communities you serve.
One of our partners, Father's House Church, has provided almost 200 filters to families in Uganda. After using Sawyer filters for a while, they decided to make the switch because of TivaWater’s all-in-one concept and ability to purchase them on location.
Sam, with Father's House Church, shares that “[delivering filters] has been wonderful! To see and feel you are making such a tangible difference has been wonderful.” Their church funds their filters through donations from friends and partners and have seen these filters have a direct and immediate impact on the families that receive them.
...we had the local Imam (head over one of the largest mosques in the country) sitting next to the Catholic Priest and a Charismatic Pastor...and to see how these filters brought these men together for a moment was very impactful.
Sam shared a story that really impacted him: “On our first trip in 2012, we chose to deliver filters to places where they would get the most use, thus we delivered filters to government officials, churches, prisons, schools, etc. At our delivery ceremony, in an area predominantly Muslim (90%), where conflict between Muslims and Christians has been flaring for years, we had the local Imam (head over one of the largest mosques in the country) sitting next to the Catholic Priest and a Charismatic Pastor. I don’t know any other setting where these three would be present, cordial and friendly to each other, and to see how these filters brought these men together for a moment was very impactful. Delivering water filters where the needs are the biggest, regardless of faith, has opened many doors for us to have conversations with both individuals and people of influence, opening the door the long-term impact for Christ.”
If you would like to learn how your church or organization can partner with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.