Water for LIFE: Meet This ‘Woman at the Well’

By The Stream Published on February 5, 2021

Fara is a young mother not yet 20, whose life up to now has been filled with heartache. Orphaned when her parents died from waterborne disease, she had no one to care for her or give her comfort. Even worse, she had no one to protect her when she was sexually enslaved by men for a time … and in the midst of that horror, she became pregnant. After escaping that darkness, she gave birth to her son, Nasri, now the joy of her life.

But, like the Bible story of the woman at the well, Fara has been labeled. In her remote African village, she endures name calling and the shame of having a fatherless child. When she gathers water at a putrid pond for herself and her son, other women yell at her in disgust, “Prostitute!”

Thankfully, the Lord Jesus didn’t care about labels. He would have gladly talked to Fara, because He reached out to people others shunned. He would have not only given her water to drink, but offered her the Water of Life that changes hearts and brings peace.

How You Can Help

Water for Life

Following the example of Jesus, The Stream’s parent organization, LIFE Outreach International, is doing something to help women like Fara. Since 2000, LIFE Outreach’s Water for LIFE program has drilled more than 6,500 wells. That means LIFE Outreach, with the gracious help of friends like you, has been able to provide access to clean water for over 6.5 million people.

You can help us begin 2021 by blessing the poor with the life-changing gift of clean water. Every gift counts, and every gift is important to help make clean water a reality. Whatever gift you can give today, no matter how small, will be an answer to the prayers of many mothers like Fara. Please visit Water for LIFE.

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