Fresh Water Wells
FRESH WATER WELLS
“Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.” John 4: 6-9
Sanma Water Wells go beyond just water. They help to heal divisions in the community.
When Jesus was confronted by the effect of a cruel social system of a time that prevented someone even giving a cup of drink to the thirsty, His offer was not anything to treat the symptom, but was a cure that would uproot the cause. The woman would find water that quenches the thirst of her soul. She found strength and joy, became a messenger of peace, healing, and good news.
We have built wells in several parts of India and Africa. Honoring the gifts and prayers of people God used these wells as a display of His caring. Families now enjoy the time they saved bringing water from longer distances. When water became scarce during harsh summers, strife was common. In such cases a well of water brings healing, mutual support.
“I have led medical missions to India with Sanma. Our team appreciated the opportunity to use our profession to introduce the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. Sanma is not a typical foreign mission agency. It’s a trustworthy organization that is well connected with the rural villages of India.”
Jay Turk, M.D.