It seems like just yesterday that Greg and I were taking our first trip to Malawi to learn about communities in need of more reliable water technologies and dreaming about how Design Outreach might be able to help. That was over five years ago!
It is incredible to look back and see all that has been accomplished through our team and volunteers who have made the LifePump a life-transforming reality for thousands of people across Africa and in Haiti. I am truly humbled by how God has blessed our ministry with such talented, generous, and passionate people that believe in our mission and have made this work possible.
I often like to quote Edmund Burke who said, “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” Five years ago, we had little more than big dreams and faith that God could do great things. I am deeply grateful for each and every one of our volunteers, supporters, advocates, and friends who have chosen to come alongside us in this walk of faith and use their unique resources and talents to serve communities in need.
We look to the future with much anticipation as together we strive to be faithful to the work God has given us and continue to take action to alleviate global poverty.
CTO & Co-founder
Thank you for your partnership these last five years as together we have experienced God’s hand at work. I’m humbled each time we visit communities like Zolomondo, Malawi—the location of our first permanent LifePump—and see firsthand the transformation that has taken place. Every time we visit Zolomondo, people like Vickness greet us with a big smile. My heartfelt prayer is that her smile will never fade.
Our responsibility is not just to install a pump, but to ensure it runs continuously. This is a major responsibility but also a great opportunity for us to share God’s love. We know that broken technologies lead to broken relationships, so we’re here to serve the least of these with solutions that really work. I hope one day you can join us on a trip to see what we’ve seen—it makes a permanent impression on your heart.
I’m so proud of our team who works hard to utilize precious resources and be excellent stewards of what God has entrusted to us. We have smart and talented people at the controls. Because of this, many more communities like Zolomondo are being transformed, new technologies are being developed, and government policies are being reconsidered.
I want to thank you from the deepest part of my heart for your partnership in the Gospel.
Greg Bixler, Ph.D., P.E.
CEO & Co-founder