In January, 2017, Kevin Colvett and Jon Lee traveled to Chad and Togo on behalf of the Living Water Project, a non-profit ministry founded at Otter Creek in 2001.
The purpose of our visit to Chad (depticted below) was to expand the partnership between Living Water and Final Command Ministries, a church-planting ministry that Otter Creek supports. Final Command’s mission is to plant churches in some of the toughest “soil” in the world, and much of their current focus is in northern Africa where persecution of Christians is common – and, in some of these areas, professing Christianity is illegal. Through this partnership, Living Water is coordinating and funding clean-water wells in communities where Final Command plants churches: The uniting of physical living water with spiritual living water to further God’s Kingdom. We visited our first 3 wells in Chad, which had just been completed, and visited 12 other villages to survey for future wells.
In Togo (depicted below), we visited several villages where Living Water-funded wells were recently drilled, and also spent time observing two well-drilling teams. Our outstanding partner in Togo is Water4, a non-profit based on Oklahoma City. Water4 manufactures the parts needed to construct wells and coordinates drilling teams, while Living Water provides funding and connects sponsors to wells. Since 2010, Living Water and Water4 have partnered on 162 wells in Togo.