About Water Wells

Clean and safe drinking water is a great need in India. Many communities (especially rural villages) do not have a source for clean water. They often have no choice but to use river, canal or pond water for all their water needs. Providing clean water from deep borewells gives local Christians an opportunity to share that water with the community while demonstrating the love of God for all people.

India Quick Facts“India’s huge and growing population (now over one billion people) is putting a severe strain on all of the country’s natural resources. Many water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural runoff. India has made progress in supplying safe water to its people, but many rural areas across the country still do not have safe and clean drinking water. Even so, the World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water.” (Adapted from a report by “Water.org”.)

Drilling deep borewells on local church property provides local church members access to clean water. They also have the opportunity to build a baptistry within the compound, reducing the chances of opposition from the local Hindu population when someone from the community is baptized. Access to water also allows the construction of toilet facilities on site and sets a good example for the community to practice good hygiene and sanitation. But the greatest value of all is the opportunity to share the gospel (along with safe water) with the community.

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Water Wells

Plan for the future

Continue drilling as funding is available. At the close of 2017 thirty wells are complete and operational with no failures. Over 100 applications are pending, awaiting funds. The applications are now under review to determine the greatest need. Jacob and his team will investigate each request to determine the greatest need and the most impact for the Kingdom.

Water filters are also now available to remove contaminates in wells near mining operations. Each new well is tested for purity. The type of filter and the cost is determined by the test results and may vary from site to site.

“Family size bucket filters” are also available for emergency use in areas where funds for a well are not yet available. These systems are assembled with two 5-gallon buckets containing a filter which removes 99% of contaminants from water retrieved from a lake, river, canal or pond. The system can be assembled locally for under $50 and may supply 5 gallons of safe water in about 4 hours. Life of the filter is about one year and may be replaced for about $25.

How you can help

The cost to drill and outfit a borewell is about $3,000 (US Dollars). That includes the drilling, pipe, submersible pump, storage tank and all necessary fittings. Receiving the gift of safe drinking water is a life-changing event for the church and the community. It also provides the opportunity to explain the biblical concept of “Living Water” which is even more important. If you would like to participate in providing safe drinking water for a church and a community, please click the DONATE button for complete information.

Your gift of any amount is welcome. Smaller gifts are combined to equal the $3,000 needed to drill a well. Your gift helps provide safe water for physical needs, plus an opportunity to know about the “Living water” for eternal life.

TPG Christian School

Jacob Chukka

"They are calling the water JESUS WATER."

We are happy and excited that the bore well drilled at BAYYANA GUDEM got very good water. The baptistery, latrines and overhead water storage tank are finished. All electrical wiring and distribution pipes are now in use. The church and the community are rejoicing. We are very much thankful to the family who donated the funds for this well. Please convey our heartfelt greetings to them. The local church is very happy using the water, and also providing water to the community. They are calling the water JESUS WATER.

Who We Serve

Karnataka School of Preaching & Missions

deco1KSPM was established in 2000 in Bangalore. Through 2010, KSPM-1 trained more than 50 preachers. KSPM-2 now trains missionaries rather than local preachers. Preparing men and their families to move to unfamiliar, often hostile areas is the challenge for the future.

Brookshire Memorial
Children’s Home

deco1BMCH has served orphaned children since 2005. There is a waiting list of orphans needing a home. A new building was recently completed to house more children and also serves as the meeting place for the local church.

Bethany Girls Home

deco1Many girls are abandoned by their families in India. And it’s culturally accepted due to the liability of raising a girl. Fifty-two of these abandoned girls receive the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual attention they need…

TPG Christian School

deco1TPG Christian School was started in 1989 by Jacob Chukka to provide quality Christian education for poor students who might not otherwise be able to get an education. Each student studies the Bible every day introducing them to the way of the Lord.

Water Wells

deco1Providing safe drinking water offers a demonstration of the love of God and the love of the local church in the community. These borewells are often referred to as “Jesus wells.” Jesus becomes known and God is honored.