The Bucket Ministry is a passionate group of ordinary people from many different churches, different countries and many different walks of life. The mission of our ministry is sharing the Love of God through the gift of clean, safe drinking water.
Our mission also includes working alongside domestic and international mission groups, churches, and other organizations to use clean water filtration systems as a tool for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Bucket Ministry was started in 2012 and operated under the umbrella of another non-profit ministry until 2016. In 2016 we formed our own Texas based non-profit corporation and received the IRS determination of a 501 (c)(3) public charity.
In 2012 we had an opportunity to be on the Amazon River, on a mission trip with the Dallas based non-profit organization, Amazon Outreach. While we were serving in several villages we noticed that many, if not all, villagers were drinking directly from the river in each village. We witnessed many people brushing their teeth and even cleaning their food in the river water. Obviously this was troubling to witness. Some drank from unclean cisterns. Some others had wells that were broken or contaminated or perhaps only were powered two hours per day. But most of these people simply drank water directly from the river. This tragic situation is repeated hundreds of millions times per day across our planet.
As you can imagine, drinking unclean water causes a plethora of medical conditions that include; vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and severe dehydration. The root causes of most of these symptoms are; E. Coli, Giardia, Amoebic Dysentery, Cholera, and Typhoid. Children are obviously most at risk and many die needlessly every day from drinking unclean water.
The key to discovering the solution for the villagers along the Amazon (and for millions of other people across the world) was to find a simple, portable, and economical option to provide clean, safe drinking water. This filter also needed to have an extended lifespan as many commercial products last one year or less. After researching several options, we found a simple, portable and extremely cost effective approach to deliver clean, safe drinking water to people all over the globe.
The filter that we found, that best fits the needs, originated from kidney dialysis technology. We use the Sawyer PointONE filter that utilizes hollow fiber membrane technology. This filter delivers tiny micron filtration 100% of the time to ensure no bacteria or parasites can get through. These filter membranes are sturdy enough to withstand daily backwashing which allows the filter to be cleaned and reused again and again. This filter is easily attached to any bucket or other water receptacle and it flows freely for up to 1 MILLION GALLONS! If cared for properly this filter will produce 20+ years of clean, safe drinking water!
The filter removes all harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Cholera and Typhoid from the water as it passes through the membranes.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
We are blessed to have such a diversity of gifts from each one of our board members. God has truly assembled a great team! Many of our board members have been on Bucket Ministry missions and understand our goals from the ground level.
We have a very passionate group of Pastors and Missionaries that work with us to share the love of God through the gift of clean, safe drinking water. We invite you to get to know them better.
We have been blessed with numerous partners that share our mission of sharing the love of God through the gift of clean, safe drinking water.