What We’re Thankful For

By in Donor Opportunities, Her, Ministry Updates

“On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the opportunity that God has given me to serve Him through Healing Waters for the past 10 years. I feel blessed and thankful to be a part of a group of committed women and men that strive to bring the gift of safe water to hundreds of communities, families, and individuals around the world.” JJ Gomez, Director of Field Development & Partnerships

“I just passed crossed the 1-year mark working at Healing Waters and I am so thankful for a job that I find meaningful and enjoyable; and where I can both contribute and learn. It’s also great to be part of a team that cares about you as a person and not just an employee.” Hana Lokey, Program Manager

“I have an aging mother that lives with my wife and me. She is 90 and she is clearly showing signs of dementia. There are issues that go along with that which can cause stress due to the additional care and attention that she needs. In spite of these circumstances, I am so thankful for the foundation of love for Christ that my mom laid for our family. So, I choose to “be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for [me as I] belong to Christ Jesus.”  Giving thanks is an outward expression of our faith in God. No matter what the circumstances, we can be thankful to God for his faithfulness in all things.” John Correa, VP of Operations

“2017 has been a year that has provided a lot to be thankful for – a great job that is so rewarding, friends and family that are so loving and supportive, and my fiancé, Nathan, who has made this year the best year of my life! This has been such a wonderful year and I’m so grateful for all of God’s blessings and provision.” Kayla Fruchtman, Director of Marketing and Development

“This year I am especially thankful for my family. My father had a stroke in March and my mother has had some health issues as well, but through it all God has constantly provided for their health care, in many ways, since they don’t have any health insurance. And of course, we will continue to fix our eyes on Him, trusting Him for their completely recovery”.  Wesly Hippolyte, Operations Manager: Haiti

“2017 has been an amazing year, a year thats reminded me how thankful I am for my family. As my brother becomes a dad this spring, I’m reminded of how much my family means to me and how fun it is to experience different seasons of life together.” Sam Chappell, Development Associate

“Gratitude keeps us aware of what blessings we have and what others do that helps us. It is very important to God.  It builds relationships—with other people and with God.  My birthday is this time of year and I have a tradition of writing letters of gratitude to at least one person on my birthday expressing how much I appreciate them and all they mean to me.  As Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, I want to share my great gratitude to my Dad – my heavenly Father– to whom I am MOST grateful.” Linda Habernal, Office Assistant

“I am thankful for all of the new and old relationships that I have had the opportunity to invest in over the last year. With big career and lifestyle changes, I have seen so much fruit from being very intentional and feel so grateful for my amazing community of friends and family who are a great encouragement and support to me.” Jessie Matteson, Development Associate


We’re on a mission to end the global water crisis. We build holistic clean water solutions and spread God’s love in at-risk communities around the world, empowering people not just to survive, but to thrive – physically, socially and spiritually.