Thank you for prayers and partnering with our Clean Water4 Life ministry! We continue to be amazed at the kindness of Jesus! Over the past few weeks, 1,000 Solomon Islanders received a source of clean drinking water, I shared God's Word in churches across 5 different denominations, and over 200 people responded to my altar calls for salvation! Wonderful season! We serve an amazing God!
One of the dreams of my heart for the Solomon Islands came true! On May 1 -5 there was an outdoor crusade in Burns Creek led by 5 different denominations youth groups! Burns Creek is the community where the YWAM base is located so this crusade was at a large soccer field within walking distance for us YWAMers! I have prayed much for a move of the Holy Spirit to bring unity amongst the denominations and so frankly I was shocked when I heard that several Burns Creek leaders have a vision to unite and pray and worship together! I was even more shocked when they invited me to be one of the main speakers at this crusade!
This was an historic gathering! It is rare for denominations to unite to worship together and hear God's Word every night! YWAM was invited to lead the opening parade with our musicians and worship leaders on the back of our 3 ton flat bed type truck leading all five youth groups marching behind singing and praising Jesus! It was GLORIOUS to parade through Burns Creek to begin this crusade! Hundreds gathered each night sitting on the grass out under the stars! On the final evening we gave an alter call and over 100 people responded to confess their sin and surrender to Jesus! I was honored to be the main speaker on Saturday night!
It has been a season of preparation for sinking hundreds of water wells. On Monday, April 22 a dozen YWAMers visiting our Solomon's base from Toomomba, Australia volunteered to prime and paint our 40-foot shipping container. Our container was a bit rusty and with us located so close to the Ocean everything rusts quickly so this was a huge blessing! Also, I ordered another shipping container of PVC pipes and fittings and bentonite which will arrive next month with enough PVC to sink 200 more water wells!
I saved the best report for last! Clean Water 4 Live (CW4L) & YWAM partnered together to rescue the Aruligio Elementary School, which is located 27 kilometers west of Honiara. These 384 students and 13 teachers have been suffering without a source of clean drinking water since this school was established in 2003. The Principal told me that it was very difficult to find teachers because of the long walk to fetch their water from a stream. But that is now history because on May 7, our CW4L well started pumping water into a tank at this school because of partners who generously provided finances! YWAM installed the solar panels and pump and and water tank and CW4L installed the 84 foot deep water well! We have a list of 80 more schools needing a source of clean drinking water and we are praying for the funds needed to continue this great work of giving boys and girls a clean cup of water! (See video and pictures!)
I included a couple of pictures of my wife caring for people who have wounds or are sick. I love watching Grace care for people at the YWAM base and at Schools, and villages as she travels with me. Grace and I cannot thank you enough for allowing us to be here serving these needy people for such a time as this! Thank you Partners!
One of the reasons we've moved here is to give hands-on leadership to our Clean Water 4 Life water well ministry! Here again is a 2-minute video which express's our goals over the next 5 years! Click here to watch the video on Youtube. (Click here to watch a separate video for Australians) Thank you!
- Rick and Grace Rupp
Our Vision for the Solomon Islands
God has called us to lead many in prayer and help bring justice to the poor. Over the next five years, we want to see YWAM missionary bases and 24/7 Houses of Prayer established in every province of the Solomon Islands. Our move also allows us to give hands-on leadership to our Clean Water 4 Life ministry. We believe everyone deserves a cup of clean drinking water and it is our desire to end the drinking water crisis in the Solomon Islands by installing 1,000 more water wells for those in need of clean drinking water. Already, our historic work has enabled 40,000 people to enjoy fresh, clean drinking water from our water-well ministry run by indigenous Solomon Islanders. It is our deep conviction that God will make a way for the remaining 300,000 Solomon Islanders to also enjoy clean drinking water.
YES! I Want to Help Sponsor a "Clean Water 4 Life" Well
The cost for a water well for an entire village, a school, a church, or a clinic is $3,000 US. You can sponsor part of a well, the whole thing, or multiple wells!
Online giving - Simply click HERE and fill out the form to make a one-time or recurring gift. Giving is done securely through the National Christian Foundation. Check - Make payable to "National Christian Foundation" and write "ID:1121806" in the memo. (This note in the memo field is very important so that the funds get credited to the Clean Water 4 Life account.) Mail to National Christian Foundation 11625 Rainwater Drive, Suite 500, Alpharetta, GA 30009.
How to Give to Rick & Grace Rupp’s Ministry
Non tax-deductible donations - This option ensures that 100% of your donation goes to support us and our ministry. If you do not itemize your tax return or otherwise do not need a tax deduction, this is the best way to support our ministry. (US law allows a person to receive up to $15,000 annually, tax-free, from a donor with no cap on the number of donors.)
Two testimonies from those who have read my book: "I've known Rick for more than 15 years, and have prayed/walked with him through many of the miracles described here. He's the real deal, folks! By paying the price in the prayer room, he has emerged a marketplace prayer guy who listens carefully for God's Voice and then presses in until he sees the victory. You will be incredibly blessed by all these God stories. It's an easy read. Be prepared to be shocked and amazed at what you find in these pages, and allow it to build your faith so you can accomplish great things for the Kingdom."
"Rick has been an elder at our church for years. We have watched & prayed with him about these trips (to the South Pacific). What miracles we have seen through him! God has done some amazing things through Rick's Yes!! Wow! We are blessed to call him our friend, and that we have been able to partner with him through this journey! I am so happy he has written these things in a book for everyone to enjoy and for them to see what God can do with our Yes!! Thanks Rick! We love you and love your book! What a blessing!"