Luke 9:2 Ministries
Thursday, August 17, 2017
 

 
Water Purification
 

 

2017 Honduras - March - One New Location - Followup on Existing Systems
 
A team of three traveled to Honduras in March 2017.  We installed on safe drinking water purification system at a new location in the city of Tegucigalpa at Iglesia Amistad Cristiana (IAC).  Team members trained (and re-trained) pastors and local volunteers to operate the water chlorination systems. 
 
Click here to see updates from this trip on our public Facebook posts.
 
Team Members: Spencer H, Rosemarie H, Phillip W
 
 
 
 
 
2016 Honduras - October - Safe Water + Health & Hygiene Classes
 
A team of five traveled to Honduras in October 2016.  We installed two safe drinking water purification systems in communities of LaBranza and Los Charcos. Team members trained local pastors and volunteers to operate the water chlorination systems.  Children will participate in games activities focused on teaching health, hygiene, and the importance of drinking SAFE, purified water. 
Team Members: Todd W, Lexie W, Mike C, Emily C, Kasey VH, Susana G
 
 
 
2016 Honduras - March - Safe Water + Health & Hygiene Classes

A team of three traveled to Honduras in March 2016.  We installed three safe drinking water purification systems in communities on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa.  Team members trained local pastors and volunteers to operate the water chlorination systems.  Over 100 children participated in games activities focused on teaching health, hygiene, and the importance of drinking SAFE, purified water. See Photos from this trip.
Team Members: Spencer H, Doug E, Kasey VH, Susana G
 
2015 Honduras - Safe Water + Health & Hygiene Classes

A specialized team of four traveled to Honduras in March 2015 to deliver and install three safe drinking water purification systems in rural communities.  A special focus of select team members was health and hygiene instruction taught with innovative and unique methods including drama, puppets, coloring books and more.  Do you have the gift of teaching?  Do you love to work with children? How's your Spanish? A trip like this could be for you. Contact Doug Eaton for more information. 
 
2014 Honduras Water Purification Trip
 

A team of six missionaries traveled to Honduras on Saturday, April 26th for a week-long mission to install two water purification systems. Safe drinking water truly is medicine.  It directly impacts the health and lives people who do not currently have easy access to a reliable source of pure water.

 The first system will provide pure drinking water to the tiny community of La Majada Verde, a rural village high in the mountainous region North of the capital city of Tegucigalpa.  The team worked in this remote village for three days with the Pastor Juan of La Iglesia Monte de  Bendición (The Blessings Church). 

The second system was installed at La Puerta Al Cielo (The Door to Heaven Church) in the town of Guaimaca. Luke 9:2 Ministries has conducted several medical clinics with this church where pastor Grodwin and members have worked diligently to be a “lighthouse” of God’s love in their community.

Thank you for praying for our safe travel and all the little “challenges” of setting up water purification systems in a third world country.   Please ask the Father to speak through our lives as we seek to develop lasting relationships with the partners who will be responsible for operating the equipment.  Ultimately, Christ is the only true source of “Living Water” that can heal souls as well as bodies!

Team Members: Brett P, Doug E, Doug N, Phillip W, Rob S, Spencer H.

 
The First Trip
 
Our Mission Statement reflects our desire to, "teach our patients the necessary skills to prevent disease and preserve wellbeing thus improving the health of the community as a whole." For years we knew that this effort must include a practical way to bring safe drinking water to the people we serve.
 
In September 2013, our mid-year trip to Honduras included four team members who worked in Cofradia to install a water chlorination and filtration system purchased from WaterStep International, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing solutions to the world's water crisis. An outdoor dedication ceremony at the end of day two marked the first successful "batch" of clean drinking water. The celebration included an explanation of how the system works, scripture reading, devotional thoughts, a mini-sermon and plenty of clean water to drink. It tasted great! And, everyone drank heartily with no ill effects or complaints.
 
We trained and educated a Honduran team who will operate and maintain the system. The future possibilities for this project are exciting and include delivery of safe water to the schools and poor families in the Cofradia community, distribution of free water to street children in the city of Tegucigalpa, training programs for more workers to use similar systems in remote villages, formation of micro businesses to distribute the chemical byproducts of the electrolysis process (a.k.a. Bleach & Lye), and more. We will continue to work closely with the local team to determine which solutions and plans make the most sense. The team is already planning our next visit including additional systems and training in more remote villages.
 
See more photos of our first project.
 
 
Healing of the Water
 
Take a look at 2 Kings 2:19-22. Read the account of how God healed the bad water of Jericho.