TWO SIMPLE QUESTIONS:
- WHAT IS THE GREATEST NEED IN THE WORLD?
- WHERE IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PLACE IN THE WORLD?
These were the core questions that guided Todd Phillips and a group of Washington D.C. young
adults looking to champion a cause and make history through meeting a humanitarian need in
It quickly became clear that water was the greatest need. But, where was the most challenging
place in the world?
Research led the group to the nation of Liberia. Liberia, West Africa is a beautiful coastal country that was known for decades as the Paris of West Africa. In 1990 that all changed with the start of what became a fourteen-year civil war that ended in 2003. As a result of nearly a decade and a half of conflict, 250,000 Liberians died and the infrastructure of the entire country was decimated. Year after year, Liberia is consistently in the bottom five poorest countries and one of the top five most miserable countries in the world, according to statistics kept by organizations like the UN, the CIA, and USAID.
The answers were clear
- THE GREATEST NEED: WATER
- THE MOST CHALLENGING PLACE: LIBERIA
Liberia is consistently in the bottom five poorest countries and one of the top five most miserable countries in the world.
BORDER, AND OFFER THE GOSPEL TO EVERY COMMUNITY WE SERVE, BY 2020.
Reaching Every Man, Woman and Child
The idea of actually reaching every man, woman and child in a nation seemed daunting especially since such an audacious goal had never been accomplished in a developing country.
Providing access to safe drinking water and offering the Gospel to every community served would mean changing countless lives in the present while changing their eternal destinies at the same time. We believe we can remedy the problem of water scarcity in Liberia by reaching the remaining 900,000 Liberians who still lack access to safe drinking water by the end of 2020.
We believe Liberia will be the first of many nations that will benefit from border-to-border safe water initiatives in the coming years. Join us as we accomplish this historic mission…YOUR MOVE!