“I evaluate many organizations by: 'Do they have compassion?' 'Is their message Jesus?,' and 'Do they train and multiply?'."
      “I'm so thankful for Oasis, 'cause they’re doing it right. They're doing a biblical model.” —Josh McDowell

Waters of Love

Water statistics

Along with poverty, the unavailability of fresh drinking water is an urgent need for one in every six people. The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the world's diseases stem from impure drinking water and food.

More than 1.8 million children under the age of five die each year from illness associated with contaminated drinking water. Primary diseases contracted from unclean drinking water include cholera, diarrhea, typhoid, roundworm, hepatitis and dysentery.

It is estimated that over 80% of India's population does not have access to clean drinking water. Indians regularly drink water from lakes, ponds and rivers. This is the same water used for bathing, laundry and watering cattle.

This reality is especially true for rural villages. In Andhra Pradesh, a mostly rural Indian state, there are over 3,000 villages without a water source! Rural Indian women spend an average of four hours a day collecting and purifying drinking water. According to The World Health Organization, India's water shortage is expected to worsen in the coming years.

Fresh water is indeed a commodity that represents an urgent human need. Its supply represents a life-giving place of importance in the affairs of Indian village governments and their various functions.


Fresh water saves lives!

"Fresh-water wells are tangible ways to incorporate the spoken word with practical acts of kindness." —Evangelist Tom Elie

Oasis World Ministries believes that the expression of Jesus has to be in both word and deed. We present the gospel in word and through acts of kindness that can greatly help them.

In India, most life-threatening disease stems from impure drinking water which is collected from ponds, canals, and rice paddies–the same water used for bathing, laundry, and watering cattle. A fresh-water well is a gift to people of all castes. Each time a villager draws clean drinking water, they encounter these words in their language, "Touching the world with the love of Jesus." The gift of a fresh-water well is truly a gift that keeps on giving.


Thirst quenching clean water

Oasis drills fresh-water wells that supply clean, running water to support the daily water needs of an entire village. Oasis has drilled over 380 fresh-water wells which have provided the daily water needs for over 190,000 people.


Stories

Three young boys raise money for a well

A fresh-water Well brings Living Water

 

You can help! You can sponsor the drilling of a fresh-water well in India for $1,600 U.S. dollars that will provide a daily supply of clean-running water to an average of 500 people.


 

Oasis World Ministries is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in the USA, and is a member in good standing with ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). Donations are tax-deductible.