El Porvenir: Improving Lives in Nicaragua

Video showing the work of El Porvenir, an organization that educates about clean water and sanitation in Nicaragua.


Watch this video to learn more about El Porvenir, an organization that works to improve the standard of living of rural Nicaraguans through water, sanitation, health education, and watershed management projects. 

Photos and videos courtesy of and copyright © by UMCOR/General Board of Global Ministries.
Music written and recorded by Ryan Peak.

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Imaginative Prayer: Water

Put yourself in the story.


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As you prepare to reflect on the realities of global water issues, put yourself into the story. 

  • How would you experience a lack of clean water and basic sanitation? 
  • What would you see? What other sensory experiences would you have?
  • How would your life be different with no reliable source of clean, safe water or even a basic latrine?
  • In what ways would your relationships (family, friends, co-workers) look different?

As you place yourself in the story, take a minute to write your response to these questions in a journal. By writing these imagined experiences, your Encounter can become a form of prayer. Then, write a short prayer on behalf of those people who deal these issues and emotions on a daily basis. 

If you'd like to share a prayer with others, visit the prayer wall.

To go deeper, see “Praying the Encounter.” 

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Water and Sanitation

Global water and sanitation work by UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).

El Porvenir: Clean Water, Healthy Nicaraguans

Make a contribution to the work of El Porvenir in Nicaragua through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).

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