So what would cause a Pastor to drop everything and move out to a barge indefinitely? Well, we talk to Pastor Todd Phillips about what he has been up to as he has been living in the middle of Lake Ray Hubbard for the last two weeks!
We were fortunate to have Todd on again this morning to tell us what life is like solely living on a barge in the middle of a lake!
This story has since gotten a lot of attention from all over the nation garnering support for Todd’s ministry, The Last Well. If you’d like to read the full story, you can click here!
You might ask why Liberia?
Pastor Todd asked two simple questions:
1. What is the greatest need in the world?
2. Where is the most challenging place in the world?
These were the core questions that guided Todd Phillips and a group of Washington D.C. young adults looking to champion a cause and make history through meeting a humanitarian need in Christ’s name.
It quickly became clear that water was the greatest need. But, where was the most challenging place in the world?
Research led the group to the nation of Liberia. Liberia, West Africa is a beautiful coastal country that was known for decades as the Paris of West Africa. In 1990 that all changed with the start of what became a fourteen-year civil war that ended in 2003. As a result of nearly a decade and a half of conflict, 250,000 Liberians died and the infrastructure of the entire country was decimated. Year after year, Liberia is consistently in the bottom five poorest countries and one of the top five most miserable countries in the world, according to statistics kept by organizations like the UN, the CIA, and USAID.
The answers were clear…
- The Greatest Need: Water
- The Most Challenging Place: Liberia
Look at what’s happening on the barge so far!
If you’d like to support Todd in his mission to provide clean water to the country of Liberia, you can donate to the Last Well here!