It’s rare when we find an amazing technology we tell everyone to purchase and take overseas with them – Clean water for missions teams and to help those in danger due to unsafe water or extreme poverty is one HUGE problem that you can now address inexpensively.
Clean water is a problem that Sawyer has addressed for under $200 or less for a personal water filter that you have to learn more about. The genius of their water filtration system is NOT that it cleans water to 99.% safe to protect against water-born viruses, bacteria, and dirt; NOT that it doesn’t use electricity or chemicals; NOT that the filter itself is rated for 1,000,000 gallons before failure or needing replacement; NOT that it can filter over 150 gallons a day, NOT even that it’s under $200 from Amazon. ALTHOUGH IT IS ALL THOSE THINGS!
We want to tell everyone about the Sawyer PointOne water filter because of the impact it can make on your short-term missions project, your church volunteers, and more whether building a church in Mexico, doing emergency disaster relief in Haiti, or doing sports camps or orphanage work in El Salvador or Guatamala or ? And not only can it keep your short-term team members safe and healthy during their time overseas, but it’s cheap enough to leave behind to bless a family or small village or church. Imagine, leaving the gift of safe water which is such a danger to long-term stability. We even wrote about questionable water and the risks in The Top Three Risks When Traveling Overseas (www.dontgetstuckoverseas.com).
I think back to trekking trips to villages in the highest mountains in Northern Pakistan. I remember working on the border of Afghanistan with refugees in the more dire of circumstances. I recall work in Thailand and Southern Russia and Mexico. On any and all of those trips, I could have used a low-weight, low-cost solution for our team that we could have left behind. I can even think we could have bought 3-4 of these to set up in a community fashion like the video suggests to change the lives of those we encountered.
Clean water is a critical issue in our day related to extreme global poverty, community health, sickness, employment, and education. It touches on all those issues and more. If we can keep kids from getting water-born illnesses we save parents precious money needed for drugs to address sickness, and that means a few more pesos for food for better attention which means kids might do better in school and on and on the impacts ripple out into a community.
You can read more about the various personal and community Sawyer water filtration systems at http://www.shorttermteaminsurance.com/news-and-events/clean-water-for-volunteers/ and watch their videos, as well as visit links to download free guides, instruction manuals, product lists, prices and more.