Many islanders living in remote villages lack a reliable clean water supply, which affects health and hampers community development. Our aim is to train and equip communities on more islands to become expert in building wells for clean water supply. We have developed a training program with tools and equipment for islanders to master the art of well digging to create clean water supply. They can go on to repeat the process in surrounding villages, thereby transforming their island and providing a foundation to develop their community.
Jesus Christ said “...if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward”
Every well we dig in the natural is having a spiritual impact and is opening up wells of salvation to entire villages!
Jesus Christ “...But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life”
The practical skills needed to drill wells, build and maintain clean water supplies are adeptly learnt by enthusiastic locals who have few other opportunities for education or employment in remote island villages. Their desire to make the most of their skills is exciting to see, as virtually everyone in a village comes together on new building projects. The potential for employment and income generation has greatly increased.
Mobile Health Clinics
Our heart goes out to the islanders who lack some of the most basic support and health standards we take for granted. Our mobile health clinics began under the leadership of Dr Rick Bass, a minister to remote island communities, who provides training and guidance and ensures that every patient is prayed for and the "distant shores rejoice". We have seen and supported the village of F'Arau take up the challenge of caring for orphans where there is no other support for needy children.
Expand To New Islands
Water supply on the island of Malita in the Solomon Islands is being transformed with the local team drilling over 30 village wells since 2009. Donations during 2015 mean the plans to reach and train teams on at least three more islands in the Solomons before 2017 will be fulfilled during 2016.
Pray For The South Pacific
Our ministry to the islands is an answer to prayers the islanders themselves have raised for help. We are carried by the prayers and practical aid of our supporters around the world, not least those from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. Wherever we go we pray in Jesus name, and we find many pray with us, and keep praying after us. We are committed to supporting the ongoing prayer of the islanders – and helping to establish houses of prayer that we have found to be the engine room for united community development.
How It Began
Birthing of a 24/7 House of Prayer in Fa'arau, a jungle village without electricity or running water.
- The Fa’arau team became expert in well drilling, in concrete block making, and furthered developed their building skills.
- Our Fa’arau well drilling team produced 24 more functioning wells with PVC hand pumping systems.
- Fa’arau is now recognized as a source of expertise, and won the contract to make 20,000 concrete blocks to build local schools.
- Much progress was made on the Fa’arau Orphan/Visitor House which started construction in 2011.
- Donations to Clean Water 4 Life during this year funded a second tractor well drilling rig including equipment, materials, and was shipped to the Solomon Islands arriving December 28, 2015.
- Our dream to expand into the Western Province and provide clean drinking water wells starting in Munda in 2016 was now unfolding. Now with two tractor well drilling rigs our vision to help the people on remote Islands was possible. Our last step was to find sponsors because the locals were to poor to afford a clean drinking water well.
- We received donations from Canada, Australia, and the United States to sponsor water wells for villages, schools, churches, and medical clinics who are desperate for clean drinking water.
- With two tractor rigs our Fa’arau well drilling teams installed 58 successful water wells on many different remote Islands!
- A 5 minute video was given as a free gift by an Australian Film team with a burden to help Clean Water 4 Life secure funds to provide clean drinking water wells.
- Top floor of Orphan/Visitor House was finished so we poured the 40 ft X 60 ft concrete floor and started building the concrete block walls on the lower floor which included flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen with running water.
- 95 successful water wells were installed for villages, schools, churches, and clinics!
- December 8-10 2017 conducted a three day Grand Opening of the Orphan/Visitor House in Fa’arau. Click link for photo’s and report here http://rickrupp.com/orphan_visitor_house.php
- On December 10 we included a ground breaking ceremony for construction of the new Church 24/7 House or Prayer which will be built near the Orphan/Visitor House. click here for more information on new 80 ft X 120 ft Church 24/7 House of Prayer project and other CW4L projects http://www.rickrupp.com/newsletter.php
- March – Fa’HOP 24/7 Mission Base was established.
- 80 water wells were installed for villages, schools, churches, and clinics!
2010 – 2011
- We were raising funds to supply everything needed for providing clean water for Fa’arau.
- March 2, Rick & Grace Rupp moved to live in Solomon Islands to give full strength to water well ministry!
- August 21 – September 5 we trained the men in Fa’arau in the art of well drilling.
- We handed over a well drilling machine to Fa’arau establishing the first well drilling business on the Island of Malaita.
- On September 5, 2012 the Fa’arau well water project was completed. They drank their first cup of clean water.
- Fa’arau Well Drilling Team Leader Ricky Na’amo and Pastor Aaron Lagani, traveled with Rick Rupp to Goroka, Papua New Guinea to train a new well drilling team. We sent a second well drilling machine to David Gahare in Goroka. Our reproducible model is now working in the Solomon Islands and in Papua New Guinea!
- 5 water wells finished
- Miraculous provision empowered us to send a 32 HP tractor with a well drilling rig, a cement block making machine, plus chain saws and milling equipment to Fa’arau. We harvested lumber and started making the cement blocks allowing progress constructing the Orphan/Visitor House.
- We installed 24 water wells.
God continues to release His strategies and resources to empower the poor and oppressed.
We have been able to:
Church/House of Prayer new construction project, so far we have:
God continues to release His strategies and resources to empower the poor and oppressed
Team Leader Rick Rupp has currently made 15 ministry trips to Fa'arau, Solomon Islands where God has birthed a 24/7 House of Prayer. On his first trip in 2008 God spoke to Rick. He said, "Rick if you help them build a bridge in the natural, I will build a bridge in the Spirit and birth a 24/7 House of Prayer right here in this jungle village of Fa'arau." Since that encounter, Rick has been obedient to God's calling.
Team member Benjamin Troyer (handy man), was born and raised in a rural farm and construction community. This has equipped him to train the unemployed villagers in Solomon Islands to make cement blocks, the milling of lumber, construction skills in the building of the Orphan House, tractor maintenance, and Bible teaching. We met at the International House Of Prayer Kansas City where we both served on the Night Watch (midnight - 6am) as full time Prayer Missionaries.
Dr Grace Lea Kim
On July 29, 2017 Dr Grace Lea Kim and Rick Rupp were married! Dr Grace traveled with Rick and the "Free for the Poor" medical clinics were restarted in December of 2017. This is such a huge answer to prayer! If you are a Doctor please contact me (Rick Rupp) about joining our short term medical trips. Most medical trips are a 2 week commitment.
"The team at IHOPKC strongly support the work God is doing in the Solomon Islands. Our heart is to see nations impacted through works of justice from a place of seeking God through prayer."
Daniel Lim IHOPKC CEO
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About Mission World Aid
Mission World Aid, the mercy ministry begun in 1992 by Jenny Hagger AM and friends at the Australian House of Prayer for All Nations, has partnered with Rick Rupp at Clean Water 4 Life, with specific input and direction from the primary stakeholders in the Solomon Islands. We have seen the integrity and practicality of equipping people in remote villages with drilling and building skills that create jobs and enable self sustainable community development. The holistic approach by Clean Water 4 Life in training local people while meeting immediate needs for healthcare and moral support is fully supported by Mission World Aid.
Through this partnership, donations over $2.00 from Australians to Clean Water 4 Life are tax deductible. Mission World Aid is an Australian volunteer organisation, and applies all donations received for Clean Water 4 life directly to the projects described. There is full accountability for all expenditure and Mission World Aid lodges financial statements and annual reports compliant with the Australian Council For International Development Code of Conduct with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission, and on the MWA website.