Water for the Oppressed (WFTO) is a faith based organization that provides clean water to the impoverished people of Zambia, Africa. WFTO drills new water wells, repairs broken hand pumps, teaches a health and hygiene curriculum, and shares the Gospel through Word and deed.
Written by The South Hill Enterprise Staff
March 27, 2016
The South Hill Lions Club welcomed as guests last week C.W. and Leslie Bing, who have been involved with Water for the Oppressed since 2006 and currently are missionaries in Zambia.
Water for the Oppressed exists to make disciples and demonstrate God’s love to the oppressed by bringing physical life through clean water and spiritual life by proclaiming the “living water” of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Water for the Oppressed (WFTO) is a faith-based organization focused on meeting the needs of the oppressed by providing clean drinking water. WFTO was formed in 2005 after C.W. Bing returned from Africa and realized the tremendous need for clean water and how the love of God...
Claude and Leslie Bing with Water for the Oppressed (which has local connections) will be traveling back to Zambia this month and will be taking with them to add to their ministry personal hygiene products and girls dresses made in South Hill by Susan Carroll and some of her friends that are volunteering to help with this project. Not only does WFTO repair and provide water pumps for clean water in that country, they also teach people about personal hygiene and how to take care of themselves for a healthier life in an under developed country. This is just the first shipment and Susan hopes to continue to make the products with more volunteers as well as being able to send to other locations through various church ministries or mission trips as well as through the Gleaning for the...
Miranda Ellis & Emily Ezell are outstanding young ladies working toward their bronze badge for Girl Scouts. Earlier this year Leslie and I sat down with Miranda & Emily along with their mothers to discuss how they could help the children in Zambia. You will certainly hear their hearts as you read the articles. The Lord has something special in store for these young ladies.
Can you imagine having to collect your drinking water in an old antifreeze or motor oil container? What if you had to collect drinking water in an open plastic container (no lid or covering) found by the roadside, most likely discarded by a passing motorist? This is a reality in the lives of many who live in poverty. In 2014, WFTO distributed Jerry cans within the areas where we conduct discipleship training. The Jerry can is a 20L (5 gallon) plastic container with a sealed screw-on cap used to collect drinking water from the community hand pump. Providing a Jerry can is often overlooked when it comes to improving the hygiene of the local community. Why is that? It could be because it is such a simple item, just a plastic container. Is it because when we sort out how to help those in...
WFTO distributed approximately 180 bibles in 2014 including 20 study bibles to various church leaders. A few of the individuals who received study bibles are pictured. Words cannot describe the expression of the individuals who received a study bible. We are often told by the bible recipients they have been praying to receive such a gift. There is life changing power in the living-active Word of God bringing change to a person, family, village, community, nation, and world.
John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Water for the Oppressed is pleased to announce the release of our Fall 2014 newsletter! This newsletter contains updates from the past year, and an overview of each of our ministry programs. As always, we invite you to contact us if you have any questions about our organization or donations. Merry Christmas from all of us at Water for the Oppressed!
Greetings to all,
Leslie and I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord
is continuing to bless the ministry in Zambia through your faithful
support. We have attached the most recent newsletter so please read
and learn of how you are impacting many lives in Zambia. Thank you for
your continued support. God bless.
CW & Leslie