Dear friends, I am pleased to report that after a holiday (much needed) break in Hawaii with Grace's family that we've started sinking Clean Water 4 Life water wells again here in the Solomon Islands. We have limited funding so we are starting slowly with just one team working until more funding arrives. We had an incredible 2019! God is so good! I'm still scratching my head in disbelief that from mid April of 2019 through mid December we were able to sink 180 wells! That means 40,000 Solomon Islanders benefitted from our CW4L ministry! My faith is expecting another fantastic year in 2020!

I was so eager to start helping people obtain a source of clean drinking water that upon returning from Hawaii back to our YWAM base home in Honiara which was on 14th of January that the very next day I got started surveying villages and schools east of Honiara on Jan 15th! In fact we completed our first CW4L sponsored water well on Friday Jan. 24th! So far we have completed 5 water wells in 2020! Here is the GPS link if you'd like to check out our first well. The satellite view is amazing! 

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Currently we will need $550,000.00 to accomplish our goal of 200 more sponsored water wells for Solomon Islands schools, clinics, church compounds, and villages in 2020. With man this seems so impossible but with God it is written that nothing is impossible. In my last newsletter I made it known that our purple 3 ton truck was becoming unreliable and that parts were not available in Solomon Islands. So people responded with amazing year end giving which has allowed me to order a 2002 Isuzu 3 ton flat bed truck and a 1997 Hilux to keep our CW4L teams mobilized! These two vehicles will arrive from Japan to Port Honiara on Feb. 17th which is just in time to mobilze more our our teams for drillling in March. I have now advertized our purple 3 ton truck in hopes to sell it soon! 


In December numerous people and church's also responded with a spirit of generousity sponsoring water wells. Many sent exactly $3000.00 which will again be the cost to sponsor one CW4L well this year! Some sent less and some sent more! You beautiful givers know who you are that sent such generous gifts! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!    

On Wednesday Jan. 22 through Saturday Jan 25th Richard Irosaea and myself traveled to the Island called Makira. Over those three days and nights we visited and identified 42 schools, villages, and clinic's in desperate need of a CW4L water well. We still have 5 more requests for surveys at Makira for others districts which likely will produce another 35 water well opportunities! These people are suffering because the rivers and streams are now polluted and unfit for human consumption. When CW4L receives adequate funding we would like to send two teams to go rescue these people needing our water wells! And PRAISE THE LORD we are rejoicing because a Logging Company working on Makira has offered FREE transport to and from Makira on their big landing craft ship! I believe that God has opened this door so that we can meet a very basic need and provide them a "safe drinking water well"! But I also know that God wants to change the spiritual atmoshere on Makira and this entire region will be impacted with the knowledge of God as I go share the gospel at our handing over servicxes!  So I really need you help and prayers! This is a HUGE opportunity! 




On Tuesday Jan 28th I picked up two dear friends from the USA at the Honiara Airport in Solomon Islands! Benjamin Troyer and Nick Rima are visiting here for approx 5 weeks! The first two weeks Benjamin & Nick are living with us at the YWAM base in Honiara. While here Benjamin is putting his construction skills to use helping CW4L extend a roof over our drilling equipment and vehicles! Plus several young men from Fa'arau HOP are coming to start their YWAM DTS and they all know and love Benjamin and Nick from their previous visits! I will be teaching on worship & prayer one week of the Feb - April DTS the week of March 8-14! After two weeks Benjamin & Nick will take the 6 hour Ferry Boat ride from Honiara to Malaita and spend several weeks at the Fa'arau HOP! Pray for Benjamin and Nick during their visit ok!

I'll end my January report with a few pictures of our CW4L water well projects and this BIG announcement! We are coming to visit friends and family in Kansas City , Topeka and including some time in the Toledo / Bowling Green / Defiance Ohio area. It will be good to see some of you soon! Our trip dates are March 30 - April 23!

Lots of Love Rick & Grace!





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.

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

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