Dear friends, I am so happy to report that our total number of successful water wells for 2019 totaled 177! So that means our CW4L ministry was blessed to supply over 40,000 Solomon Islanders with a clean source of drinking water this year! So my prayer is that in 2020 our Clean Water 4 Life ministry will continue to grow! For me this simply means being faithful to God's calling. See special YouTube message below.
There is a long list of schools, villages requesting our ministry to come help them obtain clean water in 2020! I look back and now wish that I had made a list of all the different churches and schools that allowed me to come share the good news of Jesus Christ! I know everywhere that I shared God's Word this year that new converts were added to the Lamb's Book of Life! I know hundreds of backslidders confessed their sins and made committments to follow Jesus. I know people were healed! I know their is an increase in prayer in the places that I shared! I thank God for this wonderful opportunity to know Him and to make Him known! I love being here and doing what God has called me to do!
On Febuary 4 of 2020 our next YWAM DTS will start here at our Burns Creek base. I'm excited to be apart of helping these new young adults in their journey to know Jesus and make Him known. There are a few young adults coming from Fa'arau HOP in Feb. for our next DTS which is very exciting! Grace and I have registered to serve several weeks on the YWAM medical ship which is planning to spend 6 months in the Solomon Islands in 2020. The YWAM leadership team has expressed interest in establishing a prayer room here at our base! In 2020 the YWAM leaders are planning to birth a new YWAM base in Munda!
I have one more big prayer request and financial request to add to our last month newsletter. We need another good used 3 ton truck! Our purple 3 ton truck which is now broken down due to radiator issues & transmission issues is no longer dependable. Thank God these problems manifested during our last few days of using it for CW4L water wells. With that purple 3 ton truck which was gifted to CW4L from money raised by the Australian House of Prayer our teams used it to install approx 100 of our total water wells. The parts to fix it can only be purchased in Japan and will be both expensive and a quite a long wait to get the parts shipped to the Solomon Islands! All that information to say that we would love to purchase a good used local 3 ton Isuzu or Toyota truck. So I'm asking God for a special year end gift of approx $15,000.00 US for this need!
So Grace and I want to once again say "Thank you" to everyone who is standing with us in prayers and finances! God spoke to me saying "My eyes love seeing the justice in the Solomon Islands who are receiving clean drinking water!"
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Rupps!
One of the reasons why we've moved here to give hands on leadership to our Clean Water 4 Life water well ministry! Here again is a 2-minute video which expresses our goals over the next 5 years! Here is the Youtube link if you've not viewed it. (There is a separate video for Australian's) Here is the Australian link.
Our goal is to sink 200 water wells in 2019. The cost to sponsor a water well for an entire village, a school, a church, or a clinic is $3000.00. All gifts are tax deductible. Online giving link. If you prefer to mail a check, then make check payable to: National Christian Foundation In the memo write ID: 1121806 (This note in the memo is very important so NCF Ohio knows which fund to apply the donation to!) Mail Checks to: NCF 11625 Rainwater Drive, Suite 500, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Thank you for partnering with us in the Solomon Islands!
- Rick and Grace Rupp
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!"