This breaks our hearts as it must break God’s.


We can change this, but it isn’t easy.
Changing the world is hard. Let’s get to work. 

TBM Water is using four approaches to address this crisis:

1 - Drilling water wells

The water people desperately need often is right below them. By partnering with TBM Water Impact, you are helping people get the water they desperately need by drilling wells in villages around the world to provide clean, reliable and accessible water.

Our water well drilling process is simple, proven and easily replicated by local residents. We secure the necessary drilling equipment for each village we serve and teach a church how to drill and maintain a well. We then assist them in drilling another and then we supervise them drilling yet another. Then, we leave the equipment so that church now has a ministry of providing water to neighboring villages.

It’s empowering the local church to further their work, sharing about the living water that is Christ while providing physical water to nourish people’s lives.

2 - Repairing water wells

Throughout TBM's travels, we have discovered many pre-exisiting wells that aren't being used. In fact, 30% of all wells in Africa are broken.

When they break, local residents walk away and return to previous water sources, which are often remote and unsanitary. Our goal is to train local residents how to evaluate the broken well and determine if it is worth repairing. If a well is deemed salvageable, teams are taught how to restore it for use. This allows existing wells to once again be utilized and locals have the ability and skills for these repairs.

3 - Providing water filtration

The TBM water purification team builds simple, effective systems to meet the specific needs of an area.

We are proud that our systems and filters are made in the U.S. and have been confirmed by a Food and Drug Administration-registered lab to remove harmful bacteria and reduce viruses.

A Bucket Gravity Drip System is made from plastic buckets and is ideal for small families or areas where there is no electricity. It includes a simple drip filter, pre-filter and spigot. Simple construction techniques make this system easy to build and maintain. A 4-by-4 inch ceramic filter containing silver-impregnated activated carbon is placed between the plastic buckets. Water is filtered as it flows from the top bucket to the bottom.

Small, suitcase-sized units are used in areas where electricity is available. These are typically used at disaster scenes to provide clean water for kitchens, laundry and showers. Multiple stages of filtration screen out contaminants as small as 1/2 micron, which is 1/100 of the diameter of a human hair. Improvements to the design enables the unit to put out six gallons of filtered water every minute.

4 - Supporting health and hygiene

It’s not enough to provide clean water; we make sure the water remains clean for all to use.

Unknowingly, the people we serve often contaminate the water as soon as it leaves the well, causing illnesses that could have been prevented. By partnering with TBM, we seek to lovingly provide the knowledge and tools to begin the process of mindful hygiene.

Correct hand washing, for example, reduces diarrhea deaths by 44 percent. Something as simple as hand washing is a foundational step in saving lives from numerous avoidable illnesses.

While this knowledge is second nature to many, it isn’t in other places around the globe where knowledge of germs is limited. Through hands-on classes that incorporate the gospel and cover basic, practical and doable lessons where discussion is incorporated, individuals discover ways they and their families can be healthier.

TBM classes teach:

  • The importance of clean water
  • Germs: What they are, where they are, how they are spread and how to block them from spreading hand washing
  • Nutrition
  • Oral rehydration therapy
  • Oral hygiene
  • Spiritual applications

Soap Ministry

TBM Water, in partnership with E4712 Artisan Soaps. is also teaching women how to make and sell utility and boutique soaps. A bar of soap is a simple tool. But, in the right hands, it can change entire families, even entire communities. This ministry is helping provide a path out of poverty. 

With your support, TBM educates women on how to use local, renewable sources to create inexpensive, yet effective, bars of soap to help maintain basic health and sanitation while also providing a source of income. Empowering women, TBM lays the groundwork for them to become self-sufficient as small business owners to better support themselves as well as their families.

TBM and E4712 Artisan Soaps train women on the basics of soap making, entrepreneurship and business strategies. We teach how to make inexpensive “utility bars” for basic daily use. Then we also train them how to make “boutique” quality bars, which are scented, colorized and attractively packaged to sell in local markets. Selling just one boutique style bar can pay for supplies to make almost 10 utility bars.

TBM sponsors the projects and mentors the ladies as they begin to sell soaps and grow their small businesses. All equipment and materials are left on site for the group to continue making soap using the funds from each boutique style bar they sell.

TBM Water is also pursuing spiritual impact through:

• Discipleship training
• Sports camps
• Church starts
• Children's ministry
• Pastor training
• Preaching & personal evangelism



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As epicenter of COVID crisis shifts to developing world, TBM provides crucial food through ministry partners

As the epicenter of the COVID crisis has shifted to developing nations, TBM is meeting extreme hunger needs through international ministry partners.


TBM is wiring funds to TBM Water partners in Kenya, Ghana, Venezuela and Peru where families are struggling in the midst of COVID-19 shortages, lockdowns and precautions. 


“In many of the places we serve, life before COVID-19 was difficult,” said DeeDee Wint, vice president of TBM Water. “The virus has made life that much more trying as people seek to protect their families from the disease while providing for them in increasingly difficult economies. Often, it’s the widows and children who suffer the most.”


Portions of Kenya have been hit by the virus as well as flooding, creating enormous needs.


“Things are becoming harder every single day. The schools, churches and businesses are closed. Also we have a challenge of flooding. The drilled water brought real transformation. We had great irrigation, but heavy rains caused a lot of floods, posing a real challenge. The floods affected all the farms, making life harder and frustrating. We are now facing double tragedy – no source of income, no food. It’s only by God’s grace that we are living. We are going through the darkest moments of our lives,” said Anne Samoei, director of Gethsemane Christian School in Eldoret, Kenya.


“Thanks so much for responding urgently to help us and for your compassion. May our good God bless you in a bigger way.


In Nairobi, Kenya, families under extreme economic stress are having to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their children. Street children are barely getting by. As a result, Mogra Children’s Rescue Center now has 500 children and staff in its compound. The ministry served just over 300 when TBM installed a well and water system last year.


TBM funds provided a way for all the young people to have something to eat delivered to the rescue center.


“The babies had no milk,” said Hannah Wairimu, founder of Mogra Children’s Rescue Center. “We are glad to say a big thank you for the support at Mogra. May God bless you abundantly.”


In Kendu Bay, Kenya, TBM funds provided food for widows who by tradition are not allowed to remarry. Most widows here are unskilled and caring for many children, making them vulnerable when times become more difficult.


“Thank you for your lovely support, and today many were so happy and thankful,” said Pastor Alfphonce Adoko. “Three widows cried as they shared that their children hadn’t eaten in two days.”


South America may be the current hotbed for COVID cases. With people living in crowded quarters and a lack of plumbing and clean water, the virus has enveloped parts of the continent.


Despite an early and strong shutdown in Peru, more than 180,000 people have contracted the virus. More than 5,000 people have died as a result. People are getting in line at banks at 2 a.m. to withdraw funds before banks close. Food is increasingly difficult to attain because families have no money. People are dying in the streets.


Iquitos, Peru, which is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road, has been hit particularly hard. A TBM-trained water well drilling team is using TBM-sent funds to provide food for desperate people there.


“All these people didn’t have anything to eat the day before, so guys your help was gold and precious to all the 40 families who received the donation,” said Kenny Ojanama Coquinche, a pastor and manager of Water Access in Peru. “Some of them cried and others were amazed. All gave thanks to the Lord and prayed with us, giving thanks and gratitude in this hard and dark time here in Iquitos.”


TBM Water ministry continues happening even as the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect the world. The wells the ministry has repaired or drilled continue providing clean water to drink in places that have never had it. Local groups continue hosting hygiene classes that are now even more valuable.


“What we love the most about this program is how people here in Texas can have a part in helping pastors around the world spread the gospel while helping feed people in need,” Wint said. “They notice that Christians care about them.”