Over the last couple of years, we have been blessed to receive over 2,000 water filters from the Texas Baptist Men’s organization to give to the poor living in the favelas. Many of the favelas have no piped water so the residents patch together plastic pipes which tap into the nearest water line. As you can imagine, these pipes crack and leak, contaminating the water. The water filters have been a huge blessing in helping provide clean drinking water and have opened up doors for us to share the gospel and start building relationships with these families. The filters are used to illustrate how Jesus can purify us from all our sin if we simply accept his free gift, just as the filter is a free gift to them that can filter the impurities out of the unclean water, should they choose to accept it. We also use the filters to train new volunteers how to evangelize and share their personal testimonies. We host many international mission trips for teenagers and many of them have never evangelized before. Through this ministry, some of the youth have learned to overcome their shyness about sharing the gospel and have testified that how it was a life-changing experience for them!