An inspiring post by one of our TivaWater 1.0 trip participants, Ashleigh:
Another moving experience on the trip for me was visiting the escaped child soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army and seeing the burial site from those killed in their village. I met “house fathers” who were fourteen and taking care of seven other kids. Seeing their resilience and ability to forgive their captors was phenomenal. They ministered more to me than I ever could to them. There are several more stories I could share as to how I saw God work on this short trip, but I know He is using TivaWater to accomplish great things.
Ashleigh is currently a junior nursing major at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Upon her college graduation in 2018, she dreams of doing the World Race. The journey is an 11-month trek to 11 countries to present the gospel to the most unreached and poorest of the poor in the 10/40 window. She was raised in Knoxville, TN—Go Vols! She is an aspiring international missionary nurse with a passion specifically for children. She loves travel, being outdoors, reading, singing and truly getting to know people deeply.
A few weeks ago, an international non-profit asked TivaWater to provide water filters for refugees who have fled ISIS. In response, we agreed to immediately send enough filters to supply the camp with enough clean drinking water for at least 1,000 people.
But just last week, we were informed that they are expecting another 500,000 refugees to arrive in camps over the next few months and we wanted to send an entire container (1,000+ filters) on top of our initial commitment. So, we sent out a special request asking for support and we are very close to reaching our $50,000 goal! If you want to help us get there, you can make a donation here.
Now we are able to produce and ship an entire container to these refugees- providing 10,000 people with clean water!
But first, we are getting these 100 filters to them ASAP. You’ll see the office is full of filters ready to be put on the shipping container!
TivaWater is honored to help provide a much needed resource to the refugee community. Let us continue to show our love to those who are persecuted and oppressed not only in prayer, but by our actions!