UTubers: BYU well brings water to 23 countries, President Eyring visits Caribbean

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  • grandma12 Henderson, NV
    Sept. 26, 2017 12:01 a.m.

    For the critics of the Church, we can never do enough. They criticize us for being too little, too late, too much, not enough. It is amazing that BYU students invented a human-powered well for people who have subsisted without enough water for centuries. I've read about members going into countries and helping to dig wells, helping the people dig trenches to place pipes to get the water where it needs to go. In other words, they are helping the people to help themselves. Some groups go into developing countries and throw around money and help that will not be sustainable when they leave. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps in thoughtful, inspired ways to help people to help themselves.

  • KevinSim Springville, UT
    Sept. 20, 2017 11:53 a.m.

    =BYU posted a video about a human-powered well, the Village Drill, created by
    =BYU engineering students five years ago. According to the YouTube description,
    =the well has now brought water to 23 different countries. “We felt there was
    =inspiration throughout the design process,” said Nathan Toone, a BYU graduate
    =in mechanical engineering. “And the fact that there were families in Africa
    =that were waiting for this drill was a great motivation the whole time.”

    The critics say the LDS Church isn't contributing as much for disaster relief as some other organizations, but I look at articles like this and I think, what is their point? The LDS Church, or in this case BYU that it owns, has found a way to give water to people who need it. Why is it an issue that some other groups may be spending more money?