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Making Their Names Great: Merce

Occasionally, you meet people who—without knowing it—completely change your perspective and help you reevaluate your purpose. This summer, I met someone who did that for me. Her name was Merce. She originated from Spain but moved to the Dominican Republic to make a difference there. Merce first visited the country at the ripe age of nineteen…

What We are Thankful for

“I am thankful for so many things because God is so good and it is hard to narrow it down to one or two things that I am thankful for. But for this time specifically, I am thankful for family and friends and for our Healing Waters staff. Because we committed to praying for one…

We Saved You a Seat

The morning started like any other. She woke up, slipped on her sandals, grabbed her bucket and headed for the little pond. At six years old, this was already one of her daily chores. She collected water each day to provide drinking and bathing water for her family. She went to dip her bucket into…

Gathering at the Table

This summer, I joined a 20s small group with the church I was going to. I had literally lived in Denver for a week, and I knocked on the door of a stranger’s house to meet over 25 people around my age. . .who were also complete strangers. Needless to say, I was absolutely terrified…

Nothing is Scarier than Unsafe Water

I have always been fascinated by water because of its vast characteristics and roles in the world. Water, in its simplest form, is two hydrogen molecules bonded by hydrogen bonds to an oxygen molecule. Those three simple things are what sustains life as we know it. Humans can only survive three days without water. Then you…

Making Their Names Great: Padre Keiter

The first impression of meeting someone is so impactful. There are many ways that a person can come across, starting with their facial expressions and body language. Then, how they speak and act toward you and others. One of those memorable first impressions I have ever experienced was that of Padre Keiter, a community leader in…

Jesus Meets Physical AND Spiritual Needs

Growing up in Mexico as a missionary kid, I saw a lot of injustice in plain sight: villages of people living in poverty, barely making enough to live and living in unsanitary conditions. Through my travels in developing countries, I have seen people living in huts with trash surrounding their houses and the type of…

Making Their Name Great: Reframing the Way We Look at Fame

I went on a trip to the Dominican Republic at the beginning of the summer as part of my internship. Overall, it was a fantastic experience, and I loved learning more about the heart and mission of Healing Waters International. As a bonus of the trip, we went out on a pier our last day in…

Your School Rules!: How Your School Can Create Change

At Healing Waters, we believe in the power of education. Children in at-risk communities in the developing world often lack the time and resources to go to school. Rather than attending class with their peers, they are required to collect water for their families, using hours of valuable time each day that could be spent…