It’s all about WATER

Did you know…

– 1.7 million Malawians don’t have safe water.

– Under 10% don’t have running water.

– 10 million don’t have adequate sanitation.

– 20% living in rural areas don’t have a toilet.

– Over 1,700 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Malawi.

During a drought, young girls and women in Malawi can spend up to 8 hours a day fetching just 5 gallons of water.

Did you know …

When a community gains access to clean water, child mortality rate drops by half.

Meet Edward: The Plumber

Greetings!  My name is Edward Readson from Malawi in Africa.  I thank Disciplers International for making it possible for me to attend school at Soche Technical Collage, in Blantyre, Malawi, so I can become a Certified Plumber.  I am currently in Grade 1, and will be finishing next year, earning my degree in Plumbing.  The past two years have been wonderful because I have passed all my classes.  I see this as evidence of the green pastures the Lord is leading me into.  The Bible says in Matthew 7:7: “Seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened for you.”  I sought the Lord for a way to fulfill my dream of becoming a plumber, and the door opened for me with the help of Disciplers International.

Right now I am learning about water pumps and heating systems. This includes how to pump water from rivers and dams to send it to people’s homes and fields, and how to heat water in homes, hotels and businesses so people can enjoy hot and cold water.  This is good experience for me when I finish my studies.  After graduating, I hope to be part of developing our nation, as a plumber.  Combining our skills and education, Patrick and Christopher and I, working together, hope to make an even greater impact for the good of the Malawian people.  We have hope for a better Malawi, thanks to Disciplers International.

My thanks to Bart and Dawn for their support in helping me become a plumber.  This is a life changing sacrifice, and I give all honor and glory to God.  The seed you are sowing in my life today will grow into an oak tree in the future.  Thanks so much!

Submitted by Edward Readson – Blantyre, Malawi

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