As in many third world countries Haiti continues to have problems with clean water supply for its residents. From the very initial response to the earthquake in 2010, IFJ recognized the need for this natural resource as a basic necessity for survival. Through the fund raising efforts, IFJ in partnership with many organizations and individuals, is making a difference in the capitol city of Port-au-Prince and a rural areas of the Pestel region. They have been drilling water wells, providing bucket filtration systems, training villagers in causes of sicknesses and personal hygiene while working through the support of local leadership.
February 2016. Impact for Jesus partnered with church goers from Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater Florida to deliver 270 filters to villages of Pulite, Delcoo, Dorson and MaCoushon. The Living Water of Christ continues to flow throughout this region of Haiti!
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In October 2014 Impact for Jesus partnered with ladies from Conyers,GA First UMC and with Covenant Community Church in Wheeling WV to deliver 800 Sawyer bucket filters to the villages in Haiti. This was an amazing experience of meeting with local people and spreading God's love. In addition to the filtration systems both partnerships resulted in our ability to sponsor 2 community cisterns one in Cayes La Salle and one in Gelin. Thanks to all that continue to support the Clean Water Outreach!
We are working through the village leadership (that includes church leaders) in a region of the Pestel mountains to provide gravity fed water filtration systems to each family. The local doctor identifies villages with most need for clean water, based on cases he sees at the hospital. The villages organize their leadership team and hold prayer services prior of our arrival. They also take the responsibility for distribution and training in their own village. This is a necessary requirement to make sure the village takes ownership of this process. To date, IFJ has provided 6370 family water filtration systems to several villages in the area, provided financial help to 3 villages to construct water catchment system (cisterns) in those villages and drilled 5 water wells in the Port-Au-Prince area.
By working through the churches, not only are we able to minister by bringing the gift of clean water, the blessing of God’s living water is also shared with all as well.
Impact for Jesus is currently distributing the PointOne Sawyer gravity fed water filter system. We have done a comparative study on many types of water filter devices and found this filter to be the highest quality at the lowest cost over it useful life. It has a 10+ year life and filters 1 million gallons of water over its lifetime. It can filter 300-500 gallons of water per day, is easy to clean, non-breakable and utilizes kidney dialysis filter technology. Each complete system costs $65 delivered to the mountain village. This system will provide life changing water to a family. It will mean no water borne illness for the family. It will allow the kids to go to school everyday and mom and dad to work in the home and fields. It will mean generations will have a chance at a better quality of life!
Volunteers from Impact for Jesus continue to provide much needed support to the people of Haiti. Several mission teams are scheduled in Haiti throughout the year to provide hands on face-to-face support.
Video from bucket distribution in February, 2013 in the village of Macouchon
Hi, we are Bill and Renee Plaza and have been representing Impact for Jesus (IFJ) in Haiti since the earthquake of 2010. God has called us to a ministry of providing clean water solutions in various forms to those who are unable to help themselves. This includes family gravity fed water filtration systems, well drilling, water purification systems and community cisterns.
The water related statistics about Haiti will shock you - 90% of Haitians do not have running water, 66% of Haitians do not have access to an improved water source and 80% of Haitians lack adequate sanitation. Diarrheal illnesses and water-based diseases are the leading cause of death with one out of eight children likely to die before the age of five.
In the Spring of 2015, IFJ partnered with The Orchard Community Church from Aurora IL and Tri-4-Haiti from Ft Wayne IN to deliver another 500 filters to the mountains of Pestel, Haiti. During this trip, the team delivered filtration systems, soap, hygiene kits (provided by Microsoft Corp) to 4 villages changing their lives forever. They also provided financial backing for finishing of community cistern, roof for the cistern, gutters in the village of Sanite. Provided gutters for community cistern in Sarabert and installed gutters on a building in Jolie Gilbert.
In May 2016, Impact for Jesus partnered with C3 Church and Scott and Katherine Hopkins to deliver 300 Sawyer bucket filters and solar powered water pumping system to remote area of Haiti. The team kicked off a Pastors conference with 50 bibles, one for each pastor and participated in a Revival with Pastor George Patton Jr. There was also delivery of clean water drums to 2 schools in that area. Thanks to all that prayed and supported this outreach!
In November 2013 team assembled by IFJ traveled back to the remote area of the Pestel region to distribute bucket filtration systems to 2 villages (Ti Plaine and Pavillion). Thanks to all of you that continue to support the clean water projects! Water is Life!
God has shown us how we will provide more water filtration systems to the people of this mountain region. It is by partnering with other individuals, non-profit organizations involved in clean water solutions and churches. We would ask you to please pray about this. Below you will find videos from our trips to the mountains of Haiti. By watching, you can get a true feel of this ministry that God has called us to! We are inviting you to invest yourself through the resources that God has given you - your energy, your prayers and your money. There are four ways to do this: contact us to visit your church to share our ministry, go to www.impactforjesus.org and click on donate, specifying “Clean Water” or write a check designating “Clean Water” on the memo line and mail it to Impact for Jesus, 2863 West 95th Street, Suite 143-226, Naperville, IL 60564, and please continue to pray for this ministry. Impact for Jesus is a 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductible and 100% goes to the clean water projects.
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew Impact for Jesus with their partners responded to the crisis. Initially providing emergency supplies of food, medical supplies, water purification tabs, Sawyer bucket filters and building supplies. IFJ partnered with several churches, many individuals and people in the villages on rebuilding efforts. We provided building materials throughout 2017 and villagers provided labor for rebuilding their churches and school. In total, building supplies were provided for 24 churches and a school. Since we could not do all of this by ourselves, we want to say heartfelt thank you to ALL involved. Thank you for such a giving heart!
October 2015. Impact for Jesus and Covenant Community Church (C3) Partnered once again to deliver 450 Sawyer bucket systems to villages in Pestel region of Haiti. This was another awesome experience for all team members to share gospel about the Living Water of Christ!
Water well drilling at New Life Children's Home and Rescue Center
(The words of Jesus from Matthew 25:35-40)
October 2014. Changing lives through clean Water
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