Mike Mantel, Living Water InternationalI


Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:18-19 

November 28, 2021
Mike Mantel, President & CEO Living Water International



Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Matthew 28:19 And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

God gives us His power and His presence.


In the 16th century, St. John of the Cross identified when times are difficult and we feel powerless and spiritually alone, calling it a “dark night of the soul.”

785 million people lack access to basic drinking water services. That means there is nothing clean for them to drink within a 30-minute round trip. 

Mobilizing the church to solve the global water crises by sharing water, for life, in Jesus’ name.

Water has a multiplier effect.

Like water, stories have a multiplier effect.

Telling stories of God’s faithfulness from yesterday, prepares us for his service today.  Stories of his faithfulness today prepare us to join God’s big story of tomorrow.

When in doubt. Tell a Story.


Three things I want you to know today:

1. God loves you and is inviting you to join his plans. We serve a Master Strategist.

2. God is equipping you to do this.   If you tell your own stories of God’s faithfulness, you’ll find insights into how God has equipped you, and you will hear his invitation to find adventure and purpose in his redemption story. 

3. The reason God is equipping you is because the world needs you. The church needs you.   We need the church to solve the global water crisis.


Please continue to give generously and thank you!


 Thirsting for Living Water: Finding Adventure and Purpose in God’s Redemption Story 

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