Living Water World Missions (LWWM), founded in the summer of 2012, is a 501(c)(3) corporation made up of representatives from different churches
in the Central Valley area of California. LWWM exists to share the love of the Lord Jesus Christ in the context of installing clean drinking water filtration systems around the world. A
9-member Board of Directors oversees LWWM with elected officers, established By-Laws and Board Policies.
All Board Members have taken part in training and enabling them to:
1. Construct a clean water system using filters and ozone and/or;
2. Plan installation activities in the world and/or;
3. Train others about germs, personal hygiene, and the use of clean water.
Living Water World Missions (LWWM) equips and sends mission teams from throughout the United States to install and operate clean water systems in places where they are
The Bible asks us, "If anyone
has this world's goods, the resources for sustaining life, and sees his brother and fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God
live and remain in him? " It then instructs us,
"Let us not love merely in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth,
in practice and in sincerity." (1 John 3; 17-18, Amplified Bible)
While our main focus of installation has been in the Central American country of Guatemala, we have installed systems in other nations in the world including in
Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Ecuador, and Peru. We are committed to go where God leads us, and including on trips persons who wish to participate in this ministry with
How the work in Guatemala got started with our CEO and founder Mark Vanciel:
My very first trip to Guatemala was in September 2003, when I went with three other guys to build a water cistern in a village that had limited access to water
during the dry season. On that trip I saw the problems that the people endured for lack of clean drinking water, and began to think of ways to address those problems.
Over the next four years I returned to Guatemala, twice each year, to work on other projects, but kept coming back to the idea that the lack of clean drinking water
was the most significant issue facing the people we were working with in their communities.
In October 2007 I had the opportunity to attend training on how to build a functional Clean Water Filtration System, and the following month was able to return to
Guatemala to build one at The Centennial Camp, Youth Camp that was being developed by a consortium of Guatemala Churches.
At the dedication of that system, the pastors of the churches that owned the Camp asked if we could return to install similar systems in their churches because,
they said, “Our children are dying for lack of clean water”.
So for the next four years, we returned two and three times each year to build water systems in those churches.
In May 2012, as this ministry continued to grow, we founded Living Water World Missions with the primary objective of sharing the Gospel of Christ in the context of
building and installing Clean Water Systems where ever they may be needed.
In 2014 we entered signed an agreement with Compassion International (in Guatemala) to build a Clean Water System at 70 of their program sites. (That number has
since doubled) Since then we have been returning to Guatemala each month and will continue to do so for as long as we can, because there is still much work that needs to be done, and so little
time in which to do it.
To God be the glory...